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30 years of NEBOSH

NEBOSH celebrated its thirtieth birthday at an evening reception hosted by The Lord Brougham & Vaux CBE at the House of Lords.

Over 140 distinguished guests listened to John Rimington CB, former Director General of the HSE outlining what had changed in health and safety, over the last thirty years.  John congratulated NEBOSH on its thirtieth birthday and said the major change over this period was the emergence of Health and Safety as a profession.  He praised NEBOSH for their contribution to this development.

David Morris, NEBOSH’s Chairman commented:  “Thirty years ago, the founders of NEBOSH set out to improve health and safety in the workplace by ensuring that safety professionals had the competence, knowledge and skills to evaluation risks and determine appropriate sensible control measures.”

He continued: “The examinations in 1980 attracted around 200 candidates.  Now thirty years on, we have over 30,000 candidates each year taking around 90,000 assessments in 80 countries around the world.  We are very proud that some 180,000 people have achieved a NEBOSH qualification.”

To celebrate the anniversary NEBOSH has launched a special website which looks back over some of the milestones of the last thirty years. The website features the success of a number of past students including ex-presidents of IOSH. All past students are invited to add their experiences to the site at www.30yearsofnebosh.org.uk/

The picture shows left to right:  Jim Hammer - former Chairman of NEBOSH, Professor Richard Booth - former Chairman of NEBOSH, The Lord Brougham & Vaux CBE, Teresa Budworth -  NEBOSH Chief Executive, David Morris - NEBOSH Chairman and John Rimington CB