The September 2016 Edition of the RRC Middle East Newsletter is out! Download it now for the latest news and information from RRC, including: Hasan’s thoughts on Shifting Attitudes to Health and Safety in the Middle East The last few spaces available on Middle East courses this Autumn Our new Fire Safety Consultancy […]

RRC Middle East Newsletter – September 2016


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


We often wonder why we have such poor occupational health and safety standards in the Middle East compared to other areas of the world. But if you look around you, you’ll find the answer. Safety is no different to other facets of living in the Middle East – we suffer […]

Changing a Culture: Shifting Attitudes to Health and Safety in ...



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 ...


We wait for them during the entire winter and most of spring, but finally they have arrived, those nice, warm sunny days. They get us thinking about holidays and sunbathing; they boost our moral and make us feel happier. This is the time of the year where we start to […]

The sun has arrived and it is great for us, ...


Like many, I have felt somewhat battered and bemused by the recent torrent of information and argument about our future, or not, as members of the EU. Trying to make a well-informed decision about whether to stay or leave requires trawling through a huge amount of material and listening carefully […]

Shall We Stay or Shall We Go? The Potential Implications ...



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


When I was studying for my NEBOSH Diploma and as a consultant, I always wanted to find additional information on various Health and Safety topics, but finding good, relevant, reliable and trusted information is not always easy, especially if you are new to the health and safety world. In this […]

Finding Health and Safety Guidance and Trusted Information


You may have heard about ISO 45001.  You may already be bored by it and started looking awkwardly at your shoes.  You may have started biting your nails or hitting yourself.  You can get help for that, but apparently ISO 45001 doesn’t have as many friends as it thought it […]

ISO 45001 – Complicated, despised and rejected, but also loved