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    Futurebuild 2019 at The ExCel Centre

    What is Futurebuild?   The leading built environment event for professionals to meet and learn, be inspired and do business. The exhibition is held at the ExCel London spanning over three days, 5th – 7th March. There is an array of businesses exhibiting within the event, ranging from Siemens to Greenpeace. The focus is on producing sustainable materials, in order to improve our built environment and beyond. The event is interactive, in addition to plenty of stalls to view and explore, there are scheduled discussions you can attend. The discussions focus on various environmental, educational and housing issues. For example, we attended a talk named, The Environment Challenge: How can…

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    Coachio Ltd, RRC’s Partner in New Zealand

    RRC’s fully tutor-supported NEBOSH, IOSH & IEMA online courses can be ordered from Coachio Ltd, RRC’S official partner in New Zealand. RRC Online Learning RRC’s high-quality Online courses feature: Unlimited tutor-support from UK-based tutors Interactive online training Downloadable study materials so you can study offline Excellent exam results Internationally Recognised Qualifications Our two most popular NEBOSH Online Courses in New Zealand NEBOSH International Diploma – NZ$ 3278 +GST NEBOSH International Certificate – NZ$ 992 +GST Fees are inclusive of RRC course fees and NEBOSH fees. Please note extra fees apply for local taxes and sitting your exam in Timaru, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill and Queenstown For more information on these or any of the courses offered by…

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    ISO 45001

    “Plan; Do; Check; Act; Check it out; What; what; what; What’s it all about?” (With apologies to the Beasty Boys)   In mid-March the new occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) ISO45001 was launched by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This replaces OHSAS 18001 to become the globally recognised OHSMS standard. ISO45001 adopts a management approach based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) management cycle, mirroring the approach taken by the HSE in their guidance HSG65. In brief this management cycle can be summarised as: Plan:  determine and assess OH&S risks and opportunities, establish OH&S objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the OH&S policy; Do:  implement…

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    Tackling Issues of Sustainable Development with ISO 14001

    A rather dry necessity routed in process and procedures?  Something usually put in place because it is required by supply chain partners and clients? Or to get ahead in a procurement process? Or, is ISO 14001 an important piece of the sustainable development jigsaw – addressing environmental sustainability issues, engaging employees and customers, opening up new opportunities and markets and actually something that can be used to stimulate strategic and cultural change? It depends on how it is used and who is using it. I have always argued the second point – and the updated version of the environmental management standard ISO 14001 makes that argument more compelling. Treat it…

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    RRC Middle East Newsletter – September 2016

    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 in action, as well as celebrating recent student success Click here to download the latest RRC Middle East Newsletter.  

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    Advice to CSP Qualified Students Taking Advantage of NEBOSH and BCSP Collab

    Earlier this year (2016) NEBOSH and BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) signed a memorandum of understanding. Recognising each other’s qualifications and allowing exemptions for those NEBOSH Diploma holders wanting to obtain the CSP (Certified Safety Practitioner) qualification. CSP holders waning to attain the NEBOSH Diploma Ordinarily you’d have to take a full course of study from an approved course provider (like RRC) to be able to sit the NEBOSH exams.  But the agreement between NEBOSH and BCSP means that you don’t have to. In practice, whilst there’s some overlap in course coverage between CSP and the NEBOSH’s Health and Safety Diplomas, there’s a lot that’s different.  Added to that…

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    ISO 45001 Update

    ISO 45001 is a safety management system standard that is meant to be a global replacement for similar standards such as the BS OHSAS 18001 and ILO-OSH 2001.  It clearly takes some cues from the ISO 31000, guidelines on risk management.  You may wonder why it’s needed given the popularity of OHSAS 18001. In the fast and furious world that is ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), protocol is followed. An initial draft is produced and published, which is supposed to stimulate public debate.  It’s called a DIS (Draft International Standard).  And DIS ISO 45001 has been out for a while (since January 2016) and has stimulated debate.  Whilst it was…

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    2014 NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony

    Last week Gary Fallaize (Managing Director RRC International) and David Towlson (Director of Training and Quality) had the pleasure of attending the Nebosh Graduation ceremony for Health and Safety, and Environmental Diploma students.  This was held at the University of Warwick on Monday the 23rd June. Over 200 students were in attendance, and the truly international event was shown by the number of Diploma students who had travelled from countries such as Egypt, India, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, UAE and from throughout the United Kingdom to attend the event, and surrounded by their family and friends.

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    RRC International Supports Health and Safety Week 2014

    RRC International are proud supporters of Health and Safety Week 2014, an initiative that is celebrating the UK’s 85% reduction in fatal accidents since the introduction of the Safety at Work Act in 1974. The UK’s key health and safety bodies have untied to launch H&S Week including; BOHS – British Occupational Hygiene Society BSIF – British Safety Industry Federation NEBOSH – National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health IOSH – Institute of Occupational Safety and Health IIRSM – International Institute of Risk and Safety Management SGUK – Safety Groups UK Businesses have more recently been wising up to the long term benefits of ensuring that health and safety…