Diploma


The current versions of the NEBOSH National and International Diplomas in Occupational Health and Safety date from 2015 and the Unit DNI written assignment that accompanies both has been in use since February 2017. The Unit DNI (Unit D for National and International) assignment is very different to the old […]

Tackling Unit DNI


In my mid-twenties I worked as a production supervisor in a bakery near Sheffield. The production line I was responsible for produced tea cakes, white baps and hot cross buns for Marks and Spencer (other retailers of perfectly fine ‘morning goods’ are available). We made a lot of hot cross […]

Pure as the Driven Snow


NEBOSH diploma questions are written to ensure that candidates don’t just have knowledge of a wide range of safety topics, but that they can also demonstrate that they can apply that knowledge. This means that they’ll often face questions about particular scenarios which they haven’t personally come across before. Students […]

RF from Radio Towers



Earlier this year (2016) NEBOSH and BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) signed a memorandum of understanding recognising each other’s qualifications and allowing exemptions for those NEBOSH Diploma holders wanting to obtain the CSP (Certified Safety Practitioner) qualification and vice versa. What this means in practice is slightly more complicated whan […]

Dr T’s Advice to CSP qualified students taking advantage of ...


The HSE’s ART (Assessment of Repetitive Tasks of the upper limb) and MAC (Manual Handling Assessment Charts) are examples of ergonomic assessment tools, which form the basis of Diploma Unit B exam questions. The result is usually a cohort of panicked exam candidates! These tools look complicated at first sight, […]

The ART of Assessing Repetitive Tasks


Having finished looking at topics from the individual units and elements, I’ll tackle the teaching and learning approach.  I was having just this conversation with a colleague at a meeting only the other day and it got me to thinking. There can be a perception that gaining the NEBOSH diploma […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #30



We now come to the final element in Unit C.  This element (national or international) was previously on the same topic – workplace transport and driving as part of work.  But we get a subtle change in that we are now calling the latter partmanaging work-related road risk.  Both parts […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #29


Element C9 surrounds construction work and again, you’ll be glad to know that this also has changed little.  It turns out that construction work does not generally contain any specific hazards that haven’t already been covered elsewhere.  To some then, it may always seem an odd feature of qualifications like […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #28


As I write this, RRC is just about to release their sample trainer packs.  These comprise samples of powerpoints, textbooks, lesson plans and activities from selected elements.  You get a whole element in each case.  There are six in total – one element from each taught unit of each diploma […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #27