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NEBOSH course in Mandarin “enjoyable and valuable”

The first ever NEBOSH course and assessment to be set in the Mandarin language has taken place in Shenzen, China.

Participants from a range of industry sectors in China, including Oil and Gas, Food, Manufacturing and Occupational Health took the course, which lasted for five days.

The course was presented by British Safety Services (BSS) Steve Burke, who was assisted by bilingual trainers, all of whom are experienced health, safety and environmental (HSE) specialists. 

Subsequent evaluation by BSS revealed a 93% satisfaction rating for presentation and 92% for programme structure. Feedback comments from participants included “excellent”, “enjoyable” and “valuable”.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, said: “Our Health and Safety at Work qualification provides employees with vital knowledge which enables them to help their employers reduce accidents and control costs. Making it available to non-English speaking participants simply extends our reach and creates more safe places to work.

“China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia are where Mandarin is most commonly spoken. They are also now among the fastest growing and successful economies in the world. This is a very important region for NEBOSH and for health and safety.”

Demand for further courses has meant that several more are now planned for the coming months by BSS.

Director of British Safety Services, Steve Burke added: “We are delighted to have run this first NEBOSH course in Mandarin. We know this Mandarin course is proving to be especially popular as it provides a natural progression route to the NEBOSH International General Certificate syllabus.  We look forward to helping raise the profile of NEBOSH and health and safety standards in the region.”

As well as English and Mandarin, the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work qualification can be taken in Arabic and Russian.

Further information about NEBOSH’s Health and Safety at Work qualifications can be found at www.nebosh.org.uk/hsw