Management of health and safety in the workplace is not only a legal obligation and a moral imperative,it also makes good business sense. The International Labour Organisation estimated annual cost of occupational injury and ill-health to the world economy is $1000 billion.
Qualified health and safety professionals are an asset to their organisations, reducing costs by preventing accidents and ill health of employees, without incurring unnecessary expense by over-reacting to trivial risks.
Courses leading to the NEBOSH International Diploma can be taken in a variety of formats and at a pace to fit around the needs of the business. Its unitised structure recognises success as the student progresses.Its practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired on the course to problem solving in the student’s own workplace.
The NEBOSH International Diploma has been designed to be at the same level as the NEBOSH National Diploma which is set at level 6 under the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF), developed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although the NEBOSH International Diploma is a vocationally related award, the NQF permits comparison with academic qualifications. It is examined at the same level as the Level 6 National Diploma which broadly equates to an honours degree-level qualification under the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).