• Health & Safety

    Multi-sport European Championships

    RRC tutor Carl Latimer will be representing Great Britain on 27th October at the Multi sport European Championships on the island of Ibiza.  Carl will be competing in the Age Group Middle Distance Triathlon, racing against competitors who have qualified from all over Europe. Middle distance triathlon (also known as “half iron man distance”) is a gruelling event by anyone’s standards – a 1900m open water swim, 56 mile bike and a half marathon, however at this level Carl will be up against the best in his age group so the pressure will be on. In order to qualify to represent his country and pull on the coveted GB Tri suit…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    NEBOSH Environmental Certificate Practical Assessment – Passing First Time

    In this post I thought we could look at what you need to do to get a good mark in the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management practical assignment (called in NEBOSH speak EC2). The assignment pass mark is 60% and you complete the assignment on your own and as such there is no set duration, although NEBOSH state it should probably take around 3 hours. There are two parts to the assignment these are completion of a NEBOSH provided review questionnaire followed by a report. 100 marks are available in total. Read the Guidance The first action you MUST complete is having a good look at the guidance available for…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    A marker’s view of NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management Practical Exam FC2

    To maximise your marks, check this list of Do’s and Don’ts Observation sheets – the sheets are not marked, but must be submitted. Do’s Don’ts 1)      Include where the hazard is located, the nature of the hazard, the risk involved, measures in place to prevent/reduce fire risks and any remedial actions. 1)      Forget to return the Observation sheets with Forms 1, 2 and 3. 2)      Use the sheets to complete Forms. 1, 2 and 3   Form 1, Column A – Range and number of fire hazards (15 marks) Do’s Don’ts 1)      Include 20 different items. 1)      Don’t repeat the same items in different areas. 2)      Make sure you include…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    Fire Safety & Risk Management Practical Assessment – Passing First Time

    The aim of the fire safety practical application is to assess your ability to complete a fire safety risk assessment of a workplace. You are not under exam conditions so take your time to ensure you get it right. You need to complete the following sheets: Observation sheets. Form 1 – mostly deals with fire prevention. Form 2 – mostly deals with the risk of fire spread and the risk to persons. Form 3 – is the Summary Fire Risk Assessment sheet. The Observation sheets – should contain details of where the fire hazard is located, the nature of the hazard and its risk, measures that are already in place…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    A Marker’s View of NEBOSH Construction Practical Assessment

    To maximise your marks, check this list of Do’s and Dont’s. Observation sheets – Worth 30 marks. Do’s Don’ts 1)      Observe 25 – 30 hazards and write them down giving some explanation of the hazard. To maximise your marks find 30 hazards. 1)      Don’t make these up, write down the hazards you see. A common mistake is to only give 15 – 20 hazards. Don’t include mention of legal breaches in the observation sheets. 2)      Ensure every hazard has a consequence that is properly explained – explain the consequence usually in terms of an injury or ill health. 2)      For the consequence don’t just say fire risk or electrical risk.…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    Construction Practical Assessment – Passing First Time

    The Practical assessment involves undertaking a safety inspection of a CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE. The Practical assessment should be the easiest part of the exam – you are not under exam conditions and can take your time to make sure you get it right first time. There are 2 parts to the assessment: The Observation sheets, and The Report to management. The Observation Sheets are worth 30 marks – this is half of the marks you need to pass. You need to look around your workplace for hazards and note them down. for 25 – 30 hazards and note them down in Column 1. Don’t duplicate the hazards. For each hazard you…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    Studying as a Distance Learner

    If you are reading this blog then there is a good chance that you are an RRC student studying by distance/ e-learning through our Learning Centre. Distance learning is very appealing to both students and employers for various reasons such as the flexibility of the study schedule and the lower costs compared to traditional face-to-face teaching. Inevitable there are downsides. Studying by distance learning can be a rather lonely affair, people often struggle to make a start and stay motivated and sometimes course content can involve difficult or unfamiliar ideas that would be much easier to grasp in a room full of like-minded students with a tutor to help. So…

  • News

    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…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    IEMA v NEBOSH

    Which Environmental Qualification is right for you In this post I thought we could look at IEMA and NEBOSH approaches to environmental management qualifications. By comparing the two approaches at the foundation and advanced levels it might help you choose which is best for you if you want to undertake a formalised environmental management qualification. Foundation Level Firstly, let’s look at the foundation level. These are a good place to start if you have no formal knowledge of environmental management and provide a solid foundation in environmental management. At this level we have the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management and the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management (we will call…