Government policies, austerity measures and even Brexit are having a continuing impact upon business and with budgets becoming stretched it is without doubt becoming more difficult to ensure that your organisation is not only capable of delivering success today but is also prepared for the future – NEBOSH training can have an impact here.
Most large businesses have grasped the impact that a good health and safety management strategy has upon their ‘bottom line’ and in assisting them in meeting their corporate social responsibilities, even if they are found wanting on occasion.
However, sadly there are still many (particularly small and medium sized organisations) that fail to understand the importance of such a strategy and the benefits it can bring.
Developing a good health and safety strategy and effectively managing workplace risk not only demonstrates to your employees that their well-being and welfare is of importance to you. It also highlights to potential customers that as an organisation you take your responsibilities to the community in which you operate and the greater environment seriously.
It should of course also be remembered that many organisations will now only contract with other like-minded organisations i.e those that can demonstrate that they follow specific standards, of which Health and safety is generally of key importance.
A poorly managed company that is willing to take risks in such an area is not generally considered to make for a good business partner and puts you at risk both financially and reputationally.
As you move forward and implement your strategy you will begin to realise the benefits generated from implementing best practices not only in reducing accidents but also in; developing your employees, engendering trust, building in both efficiency and accountability, all of which will support your drive to increase productivity. Additionally, it will aid to build your reputation within the industry/business sector in which you operate, not only earning you the respect of your peers but more importantly potential customers.
Selecting the correct training framework for your; line managers, team leaders, supervisors and staff with health and safety related responsibilities, will be key to your success in this regard and there is no better place to start than with NEBOSH training qualifications.
The National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is recognised globally and is the most frequently demanded qualification by employers seeking to employ individuals with health and safety responsibilities. NEBOSH qualifications are also recognised professionally by a number of institutes such as: the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
The NEBOSH organisation does not in itself deliver training but focuses on the development of appropriate course content/syllabuses and assessment methods. The actual training courses are delivered by organisations such as Goldcross Training who have been fully accredited by NEBOSH to deliver the courses they provide giving assurance to organisations and individuals that they have met specific criteria.
An effective starting point is to determine who within your organisation fulfils health and safety responsibilities (not forgetting yourself of course) and booking them on a NEBOSH General Certificate training course.
This will enable you to begin building your own internal network of health and safety specialists who can then in turn provide you with the advice and support you require to drive your strategy forward.
If you think NEBOSH is the route for you in developing your organisation strategy or you are seeking to develop your own career, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand that training of any form comes at a cost and we will happily discuss our commitment to you in order to ensure that you receive value as a result of your commitment.