Michael O'Sullivan


If you are reading this blog then there is a good chance that you are an RRC student studying by distance/ e-learning through our Learning Centre. Distance learning is very appealing to both students and employers for various reasons such as the flexibility of the study schedule and the lower […]

Studying as a Distance Learner


RRC’s fully tutor-supported NEBOSH, IOSH & IEMA online courses can be ordered from Coachio Ltd, RRC’S official partner in New Zealand. RRC Online Learning RRC’s high-quality Online courses feature: Unlimited tutor-support from UK-based tutors Interactive online training Downloadable study materials so you can study offline Excellent exam results Internationally Recognised Qualifications […]

Coachio Ltd, RRC’s partner in New Zealand


Which Environmental Qualification is right for you In this post I thought we could look at IEMA and NEBOSH approaches to environmental management qualifications. By comparing the two approaches at the foundation and advanced levels it might help you choose which is best for you if you want to undertake […]

IEMA v NEBOSH



As a health and safety tutor I have to introduce myself to rooms full of students all the time. I always start by telling them that I used to work as a production supervisor in an industrial bakery near Sheffield making tea cakes, white baps and hot cross buns for […]

“Hey! Let’s be careful out there”


In this post I thought I would consider sustainable development and the operation of a model to describe how its components fit together. As many of you will probably be aware the ‘stock’ definition of sustainable development is as follows ‘Sustainable development is development that meets the need of the […]

The Five Capitals – a model for sustainable development


I have notoriously bad handwriting. Students regularly ask me to decipher my handwriting for them. As a consequence I write on flip charts and white boards as little as possible. I am not alone in this. Some of you have bad handwriting too. In our teched-up age most of us […]

Doctor’s Handwriting



Key elements of effective environmental leadership In this post I thought we could have a look at what makes an effective environmental leader. Whether you are a leader or you aspire to be one or want to assess your current environmental leader hopefully this post will be useful to you! […]

Accountability and Commitment


“Plan; Do; Check; Act; Check it out; What; what; what; What’s it all about?” (With apologies to the Beasty Boys)   In mid-March the new occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) ISO45001 was launched by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This replaces OHSAS 18001 to become the globally […]

ISO 45001


Preparing well for the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management exam is essential if you want to do well, so in this post we are going to look at things that you can do to increase the chances of success in the exam and improve your confidence. The exam that you […]

Preparing for the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma Exam