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NEBOSH Diploma VS NVQ Level 5 Diploma

Finding the right course for you If you’re looking for a higher level qualification in Occupational Health & Safety from SHEilds then you may be facing a slight dilemma; should you take a City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 or a NEBOSH National/International Diploma course? Both of these courses are aimed at Health & Safety […]

Holiday Health and Safety on the Move

Holiday Travel tips to protect your health & well-being International travel and holidays are something we typically take for granted in this day and age, being a largely affordable luxury allowing us to experience new places and cultures. However, this freedom comes at a cost with long distance travel presenting potential health and safety issues […]

Professional Development through SHEilds

Where to begin and where to go next  If you’re thinking of starting an eLearning course with SHEilds it can be daunting knowing where to begin or indeed – if you’ve recently completed a qualification – where to go next; the purpose of this blog is to suggest a recommended route through a typical progression […]

Designing out Risks in Road Safety

Reviewing UK Legislation and Road Safety Features  Road safety is a serious business; currently, in the UK alone a third of all annual road traffic accidents account for 1000 fatalities. Imagine that? One-thousand lives lost in preventable accidents, while including injury of all severities the Department for Transport reported a staggering 194,477 casualties in 2014. […]

Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than excelling as a proactive advocate aiming […]

Heavy Lifting with Cranes

The Dangers of Heavy Lifting with Cranes In this article we cover some of the best ‘top tips’ when using cranes for lifting heavy loads. Firstly the most important tip to remember is – Safety is paramount! Extend extra care not carelessness For any kind of lifting due care and consideration of risks should never […]

Career Benefits of an IOSH Managing Safely

Career Benefits of an IOSH Managing Safely Qualification The career benefits of achieving an IOSH Managing Safely Qualification are most relevant to first line management and appointed safety representatives, helping learners to develop a balanced perspective of safety & health issues and an understanding related control systems. The course syllabus and training material introduces first […]

A Word on Examination Technique

Examination Technique – Don’t forget about structure! Often neglected but almost as integral as the study and application of knowledge students need to be aware of the importance of effective examination technique. Exam Practice is Important Put simply, I would recommend that learners spend some time practicing handwriting their answers using time management per question. […]