HSE


Outside of health and safety, I have an interest in old buildings and their conservation. A couple of years ago, on a field visit as part of a course I was doing, I went on a tour of the stained glass conservation workshops at Salisbury Cathedral. Here they repair and […]

Lead Workshop


I recently came across this on an H&S checklist issued to volunteers at an event and it started me thinking about the phase ‘common sense’, its origins, definition, uses and, of course, its application to health and safety. A search of the HSE website (www.hse.gov.uk) revealed ‘Common Sense Common Safety’ […]

H&S is Common Sense Self-Protection




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




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