NEBOSH International Diploma


NEBOSH are now focusing hard on using more new questions in their exam papers to try to ensure that students learn the syllabus instead of just memorising set answers to frequently asked questions. This is because they want to ensure that students actually understand the topics and are able to […]

Snake Bites


There’s been a huge increase in the number of smart phone apps recently (1). In July 2015, Android users had 1.6 million apps to choose between, with users of Apple’s App Store close behind with 1.5 million. All very interesting, but what’s this got to do with noise and football? […]

Noise, Football and Apps


Most people will have seen the recent news coverage of the problems being caused by the Zika virus, and the way it affects the foetus during the early stages of pregnancy. The Zika virus is mainly transmitted by female Aedes mosquitoes during the daytime. However, there is a much more […]

Malaria



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


Like C5 and C6, C7 is also about machinery and equipment.  But this time mobile, lifting and access equipment. When I was working for a large chemical company in a former life, I remember being amazed at the very high reach (compared to a standard fork lift truck) of the […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #26


In Unit C/IC, element 6 is notable more for what has moved or been removed rather than additions. I’ve mentioned some of these already in our trek through this pleasure garden that is the diploma (if you think it’s exciting reading it on the screen, print it out in colour […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #25