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    The New NEBOSH General Certificate Courses – Know and Do

    On 4th September NEBOSH launched their new-look General Certificate Courses (both National and International). It was no surprise that the launch coincided with NEBOSH 40th anniversary celebrations. The General Certificate course has been the backbone of NEBOSH’s course offerings for many years and has provided the springboard for thousands of careers into occupational health and safety (OHS) management (including my own; see here). There are various sources of information about the new courses available on the NEBOSH website, such as their news article (see here) and a short video (see here). But the best place to look for detailed information on the relevant course information pages (National here; International here).…

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    NEBOSH & Assessments

    NEBOSH Additional Support for Exams Explained

    Wondering whether additional support or special considerations are available for NEBOSH Exams? NEBOSH and RRC have a duty to ensure all candidates can take their assessments in a way most appropriate to their personal needs. We do that by making access or Reasonable Adjustments (RA) before an exam. Or alternatively, we ask NEBOSH to grant Special Consideration (SC) to assessment results. For more information, here is the NEBOSH Policy on access arrangements: https://www.nebosh.org.uk/policies-and-procedures/policy-and-procedures-for-access-arrangements-reasonable/ Reasonable Adjustments (RA) If candidates are aware of factors that will affect their performance during exams, RRC can apply for Reasonable Adjustments on their behalf. Any adjustments are agreed before the assessment takes place. Candidates must inform RRC at…

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    NEBOSH Practical Assessment – Passing First Time

    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. Look for 25 – 30 hazards and note them down in Column 1. For each hazard you must include a CONSEQUENCE, in other words the Unwanted effect. For every hazard you must…

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    Your Pre-NEBOSH Exam Checklist

    You have spent weeks and months studying, late nights getting through course material, hours practising mock questions and answers, a flurry of questions to your fellow students in the forums and clarification from your tutors.  Your exam date is booked and you are already preparing to celebrate a renewed social life, post exam.  You know the course material but wait, you have forgotten the basics of the exam preparation. So here is a step by step check-list to save you lots of unnecessary stress on exam day. The RRC Exams team have years of experience of dealing with a range of issues that arise on Exam Day. Follow this list…