Environmental Health and Safety
By undertaking environmental health and safety training and gaining qualifications such as the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate or the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma, delegates gain a key understanding of how their actions and business practices affect the environment. They will also have a greater awareness of the potential consequences of failing to adhere to any environmental safety controls that are in place in order to prevent accidents which could negatively impact the environment.
Workers and managers also need to be aware of all environmental health and safety legislation which affects their organisation and operations. The cost of legal proceedings and fines for failing to prevent an environmental accident have the potential to ruin a company, so environmental health and safety training is crucial to make sure such an accident never occurs. (Related Link: To read more about why you shouldn't put off health and safety training, click here).
The majority of accredited health and safety courses such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, CITB/ConstructionSkills SMSTS and IOSH Managing Safely courses contain some environmental elements and cover issues regarding the protection of the environment. Also, the general scope of environmental health and safety means many other bespoke topics come under the environmental safety umbrella, such as CoSHH training which covers the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH), which can cause serious damage to the local environment if it gets into the atmosphere, waterways etc.
To discuss your environmental health and safety training requirements with one of our consultants, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or send us an online contact form by clicking on the blue "Contact Us" button on the right of the page.
Waste is a general term which generally is applied to items or substances which need to be disposed of as no other use can be found for it. Not only is their potential for this to damage the environment itself, but disposing of waste when it could be recycled or re-used means further natural resources need to be consumed in order to make a brand new product from scratch. For more information and links to useful internal pages on waste disposal and waste management, please click here.
Air pollution refers to harmful gases and particulates which are released into the air and can damage the health and wellbeing of all living creatures exposed to it and dependent upon the air for respiration. For more information and links to useful internal pages on air pollution, please click here.
Water is essential to sustain life; whether it is plant, animal or human. As such, any pollution of water can have serious detrimental effects for life. For more information and links to useful internal pages on water pollution, please click here.
Energy generation relies on a fuel source of some kind, some of which is clean and not dependent upon finite resources, although they can be controversial and have other negative impacts. However some of these fuels give off gases and pollutants during the process which are detrimental to health and damaging for the planet. For more information and links to useful internal pages regarding energy, please click here.
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Food Safety Courses
New Online Food Safety Courses
Level 1 and Level 2 online food safety courses available, with individual courses aimed specifically at those in the catering, retail and manufacturing industries.
Click on the green "Online Courses" button above for more information regarding our online food safety courses and the other online health and safety training courses that we offer.
NEBOSH General Pages
More Info on our Most Popular Course
The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a wealth of information, with the syllabus covering a variety of different health and safety topics which are relevant to the vast majority of workplaces. The scope and respect which this NEBOSH qualification commands makes it one of the most popular and sought after of courses.
For useful pages and articles about the NEBOSH General Certificate click here.
NEBOSH Diploma e-Learning
The lower cost and convenience of studying in your own time initially makes a NEBOSH Diploma look attractive by e-learning or distance learning formats. However, when it comes to learning enough to pass the assessments and actually achieving the qualification, it can often be an expensive false economy... Read Article
Danger of Spending Money on a NEBOSH General Certificate Online Course
Before spending any money on a NEBOSH General Certificate online course or distance learning option, it is essential to understand the dangers and realise that in most cases it can actually end up being more expensive in the long run... Read Article
Health and Safety Risks of Cutting Trees
One prominent danger which exists for both professionals and amateur gardeners alike is the risk of injury or death when cutting trees. Whether it is cutting a few branches to get more light into the garden, or chopping down entire trees to clear an area for development, there is always the risk of serious accidents... Read Article
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