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India’s Construction Giant accredited to deliver NEBOSH International General Certificate courses

India’s largest technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has been accredited to deliver courses leading to the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

With an annual revenue that exceeds USD 13.5 billion and a workforce of 45,000 people, L&T was last year ranked the world’s 9th most innovative company by Forbes International. L&T is one of the largest and most respected companies in India’s private sector and is playing a vital role in nation building through design and construction of transportation, urban, marine, power and industry infrastructure.

Courses will be delivered to employees at L&T’s Leadership Development Academy in Lonavala, near Mumbai in India.

At a function held recently, NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth and International Manager Stuart Naylor presented the accreditation certificate to Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, Member of the Board and Sr. Executive Vice President (Infrastructure & Construction), L&T.

Mr Subrahmanyan said: “We hope to extensively use this program to train a maximum number of people – staff, sub-contractors, workmen and integrate safety in every work we do, be it small or big, simple or complex, to make a significant reduction in accident rates.”

Teresa Budworth commented: “We’re delighted and proud to see our International General Certificate qualification become a fundamental part of the training and health and safety culture of such an important and respected employer in this region of the world.”

NEBOSH’s International General Certificate and its Academy training would be used to create health and safety “torchbearers” in L&T for creating a vibrant, positive and safe work culture. In addition to this 11 day certification programme, L&T has applied for accreditation to deliver three more courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications - Health and Safety at Work, Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.