• Health & Safety,  News

    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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    NEBOSH & Assessments

    The Importance Of Planning

    The Importance Of Planning “Planning and implementing” are the subjects of Element 4 of the NEBOSH General Certificate and they form steps one (Plan) and two (Do) of the PDCA cycle (steps three and four being Check and Act). But I often get asked exactly what plan and do actually mean. Managing health and safety is generally described as a ‘systematic’ operation, and this is why eyes often begin to glaze over; surely we’ve already done the planning bit by putting together a policy statement and all the supporting bumph. You reckon? What we should have in place is a plan that lets us identify the health and safety requirements,…

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    NEBOSH & Assessments

    NEBOSH Exam – Revision Techniques

    NEBOSH Exam – Revision Techniques Whichever course you are doing, it is vital that you revise properly; revision is essential if you are to give yourself the best possible chance in the exam. This blog post will give some pointers to help you get the most from your revision… The heading says it all – you can’t hope to get the most from your revision if you don’t make some kind of plan. I know it’s boring, but half an hour spent writing a revision timetable really is time well spent – provided its realistic and you stick to it! The alternative is to dot around the syllabus without any…