NEBOSH & Assessments

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #16

B8 was previously the stress and violence element. These themes have been subsumed into the wider area of mental health.  It is true to say that long-term stress can indeed lead to mental ill health. Especially the outward signs of depression and anxiety and, in some cases, violent tendencies.

So, the first section is now re-titled effects and causes of mental ill health at work. In keeping with the mental ill health, some of the content has now been brought in from the health and well-being certificate, particularly the effects of ill-health on behaviour.  The later sections also adopt themes from the health and well-being certificate, such as the concept that people with mental ill-health issues can continue to work effectively. For example, recently, in the BBC drama “River”, Stellan Skarsgård played a detective with serious mental health issues. Hallucinating ‘manifests’ of dead people that helped him think through a case to identify the perpetrator.  He was clearly far from ‘normal’, mentally. But was nonetheless a damn fine detective – with the support of those around him (including an occupational psychiatrist).

The violence and aggression sections are much as they were before, with a little reorganisation for clarity.