• Health & Safety

    The Sun Has Arrived and It Is Great For Us, Isn’t It?

    We wait for them during the entire winter and most of spring, but finally they have arrived, those nice, warm sunny days. They get us thinking about holidays and sunbathing; they boost our morale and make us feel happier. This is the time of the year where we start to envy those working outdoors such as construction workers, gardeners and postmen…  We think they’re lucky because they get to enjoy all those benefits the sun brings all day long, but are they? Overexposure, as well as regular and prolonged exposure, to the sun can cause sunburns, skin ageing, eye damage and skin cancer. It may also affect the immune system.…

  • NEBOSH & Assessments

    NEBOSH and The Risk of Snake Bites

    NEBOSH are now focusing hard on using more new questions in their exam papers to try to ensure that students learn the syllabus instead of just memorising set answers to frequently asked questions. This is because they want to ensure that students actually understand the topics and are able to analyse and discuss the issues involved. One of the new questions in the recent IDIP Unit B paper was about precautions to prevent being bitten by snakes and the first aid procedures to follow in the event of a snake bite.  Most of the answers submitted showed that despite this being a part of the current syllabus, it is an…

  • Health & Safety

    The Risk of Malaria

    Most people will have seen the recent news coverage of the problems being caused by the Zika virus, and the way it affects the foetus during the early stages of pregnancy. The Zika virus is mainly transmitted by female Aedes mosquitoes during the daytime. However, there is a much more widespread and deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes, and one that we need to know about as part of the International Diploma syllabus – malaria. Although it’s covered in element IB5.1, not many students were able to answer a recent exam question set on the topic of malaria. So in this post I’ll be covering everything you need to know. Malaria…