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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


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


These days, a lot of people drive for work (some are even driven by work….).  Some people always have done – like delivery drivers, sales representatives, repairmen, community nurses, traffic police and enforcement officers.  But even if you aren’t one of these people, you probably do a little bit of […]

Road Traffic Safety (RTS) Management Systems


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



NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management Element 7 In this blog post I take a look at the key sources of information that can be accessed to understand the environment in an area. As you might be aware, it is generally a legal requirement for environmental information collected by public bodies […]

Finding information about the environment where you live or work


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


In February 2001 Christopher Hooper, an independent Health and Safety Consultant, carried out a risk assessment for a client on a wood jig boring machine.  Two years later, an employee of his client injured their hand while operating the machine and, after investigation, the HSE decided to prosecute Mr Hooper […]

Health and Safety Practitioner Skills