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What do York, Aberdeen, Portsmouth and Milton Keynes have in common with NEBOSH?

Around 200,000 people, or one in every 145 working adults, now hold a NEBOSH
qualification in Britain, it has been revealed this week.

200,000 is a lot of people. It’s the same as the population of some of Britain’s cities, such as York, Aberdeen, Portsmouth or Milton Keynes.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, believes those who hold health, safety and environmental qualifications make a huge difference to Britain’s workplaces.

“We mustn’t under-estimate the contribution these people make to the world of work. Take people’s health for instance. According to research, healthy workers are three times more productive (1).

“Of course, it’s difficult to know just how many needless deaths, injuries or disastrous incidents those who are qualified in health, safety and environment actually prevent, or the number of prosecutions or legal cases they help employers avoid, but in my mind they’re unsung heroes.”

Taking up the theme of this year’s IOSH Conference and Exhibition “Changing Perceptions”, Teresa wants people to understand that health, safety and environmental management decisions are better made by those who hold a relevant qualification.

“Too often, for example, we hear health and safety being blamed for poor management decisions. When you dig beneath the surface, it becomes obvious that these bad decisions are made by people with very little underlying health and safety knowledge.

“I believe that if we want to improve people’s perception of health and safety, we need to do more to highlight the positive contribution made by our hard-working and qualified unsung heroes. Those who keep people safe and healthy at work.”

NEBOSH qualifications range from the introductory Health and Safety at Work qualification, through to professional level Diplomas. For more information on NEBOSH qualifications, visit http://www.nebosh.org.uk/Qualifications/