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    Health & Safety,  NEBOSH

    Benefits of Studying The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

    The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is a collaborative course from The UK’s Health and Safety regulator (HSE) and NEBOSH. It is a specialist certificate aimed at those who work within the process industries; such as oil and gas, chemical plants and pharmaceuticals. Given the hazardous nature of the work environments involved in process industries, the course is suitable for managers, supervisors and safety professionals that would like a specialist qualification in process safety management. Here is an explanation of what process safety actually is, and benefits of studying the course. Difference Between Personal/Occupational Safety and Process Safety Occupational safety is defined as concern over slips and trips,…

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    Health & Safety

    Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

    Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is a product of the partial combustion of carbon based fuels such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil and wood. As many of you know carbon monoxide is lethal if inhaled. It interferes with the transport of oxygen by the blood. Oxygen is transported in the blood by haemoglobin inside red blood cells. Haemoglobin is a protein. Your red blood cells are jam-packed full of haemoglobin and not much else. When red blood cells pass through blood vessel in the lungs they collect oxygen molecules. Oxygen molecules diffuse from the air in the lungs, through the lung wall…

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    Safety & Health Expo 2019 – One Week To Go

    The Safety & Health Expo commences on the 18th of June and will run for three consecutive days. Excitement is building up, and below is a rundown of what you can look forward to in more detail. Schedule of Events In addition to the Key Note Speakers: Jonny Wilkinson CBE, Steph McGovern and Eddie the Eagle, there will be numerous seminars running over the course of the three day event. There will be hundreds of influential HSE figures delivering speeches, ranging from representatives from IOSH all the way to Transport for London. New for the SHExpo 2019, there is also a PPE Attack Zone where there will be visual demonstrations…

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    World Environment Day 2019 & Why It Is Important

    World environment day takes place annually on 5th June. It is a day designated to encourage worldwide awareness to protect our environment, established in 1974 by the United Nations. Fundamentally it is a day for people to make changes towards the environment. It could be anything from organising a corporate event or an action you wish to pursue as an individual. Each world environment day is awarded a theme that is deemed important. For example, this year the theme is air pollution. Air Pollution – 2019 Theme Air pollution is a growing concern both in the UK and globally. This year’s world environment day host China has particularly poor air…

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    Environmental

    Fly Tipping – An Environmental Practitioners Perspective

    The Problem Of Fly Tipping I do enjoy a bit of road cycling, yes I’ve reached the age of becoming a MAMIL! (a middle aged man in Lycra), in case you have never heard of that one before. I’m quite lucky that the area where I mostly cycle, the North Pennines, is a beautiful place with stunning views and many nice, quiet and largely traffic-free roads. However, one issue that really makes my blood boil when I’m out for a ride is the amount of waste that is illegally disposed on the side of the road. I’ve seen many different types of waste over the years such as TVs, construction…

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    Preparing for The NEBOSH Diploma Exams & Case Law

    The NEBOSH Diploma is about the practical application of ‘background’ theory and knowledge to occupational health and safety (OHS) problems. Geek Now I love a bit of science. The background theory fascinates me and the practical applications can be mind-boggling. Many parts of the NEBOSH Diploma are very much concerned with the practical application of science and engineering to real-world OHS problems. COSHH is about the practical application of biology and chemistry to OHS. So is CAR. LOLER is about the practical application of physics and engineering to OHS. So is PUWER. So is DSEAR. It is also about the practical application of legal principles. And psychology (safety culture and…

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    Health & Safety

    Ensuring You Have a Safe & Blessed Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan is upon us and is due to run until the first week of June. It is celebrated throughout the world within the Islamic faith and fasting (abstaining from eating and drinking during daylight hours) is a major part of Ramadan. As employers, and as employees, we need to be aware of how this period may affect health and safety, both to the individuals fasting and those around them. Equally, colleagues who are not fasting need to be aware of the effects it can have on others and how they can be supportive during this religious period. For The Employers ·         Increase awareness of dehydration and…

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    Q&A on NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

    A collaborative course from NEBOSH and The Health & Safety Executive launching this May. The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation course is designed to enable learners to be able to carry out solo incident investigations, produce risk control plans, and contribute to team incident investigations for large-scale investigations. The course aims to aid individuals in positively impacting the safety culture in their organisations. Our associate tutor Elizabeth Kenyon has been directly involved in developing content for the course. Elizabeth is passionate about safety and training, and has over 15 years experience of training delivery within the HSE industries. In addition to filming e-Learning content for the course with RRC,…

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    Environmental

    The Use of Zoning in Environmental Law

    A few weeks back you might have seen on the news the introduction of the UK’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. This got me thinking about areas of environmental law where zoning is used. The designation of a ‘zone’ where the law is different or stricter is a relatively common occurrence in environmental law. Notably, we see it a lot in the UK and beyond, for other areas of environmental management as well as air pollution.  Firstly, let’s first take a look at the ULEZ. The ULEZ is a geographical area, roughly in the centre of London that has placed restrictions on the use of vehicles. It…