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20,000th NEBOSH IGC candidate receives award

NEBOSH has presented an award to the 20,000th person to achieve the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC).

Moideen Kasim Kallatra received a salver from NEBOSH Chief Executive Teresa Budworth at the 8th HSE Forum in Energy event in Doha, Qatar. Moideen passed his qualification earlier this year with distinction.

Following its launch in 2005, the International General Certificate has grown to become NEBOSH’s most popular qualification. This follows rapid growth in recent years in NEBOSH candidates from across the world. More than half of registrations for NEBOSH exams now come from outside of the UK, compared to a third just over a year ago.

Moideen Kasim Kallatra, 27, is from Kumbala in India but now works in Qatar as a Business Development Manager for Accord Engineering. He studied for his NEBOSH International General Certificate with NIST Institute Private Limited, based in Chennai at a course they ran in Cochin, Kerala.

Although safety is not his primary responsibility, Moideen took the NEBOSH International General Certificate because he ”recognised its importance for any management professional”.

He explained: “Taking care of employees and preventing loss for the company is vital. I am very proud to have passed the qualification, even though I do not have a safety background, and also to be the 20,000th person to have passed.”

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, commented: “Moideen is to be congratulated on his achievement, as are all who have achieved and will achieve our International General Certificate.

“More and more employers throughout the world are beginning to understand that employees who are qualified in safety not only help ensure the welfare of others, but demonstrate better standards of quality management.”

For more information about NEBOSH qualifications, visit http://www.nebosh.org.uk/Qualifications/