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HSW Arabic launch in Bahrain

Reception at Bahrain Embassy to mark launch of NEBOSH exam in Arabic

The official launch of the first introductory level NEBOSH examination to be set in Arabic was held at the British Embassy in Bahrain recently.

Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr Iain Lindsay OBE, hosted the evening reception, entertaining several Middle Eastern dignitaries and NEBOSH representatives.

"Some of the companies in Bahrain are world leaders in health, safety and environmental management, winning international recognition for their high standards, said NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth.

“We wanted to launch our first Arabic language qualification here partly to acknowledge our gratitude to these organisations for adopting NEBOSH qualifications.  We are pleased to have played a supporting role in raising competencies in health and safety.

“We hope that our new Arabic qualifications will further support businesses both in Bahrain and in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa in promoting health, safety and environmental improvements.”

Teresa, who was in Bahrain for the official launch, went on to explain that the global demand for NEBOSH qualifications had inevitably fuelled a need for examinations to be made available in languages other than English.

“NEBOSH exams are taken in more than 91 countries throughout the world and 41% of the exams taken outside of the UK are held in Middle Eastern countries.

”Our entry level Health and Safety at Work qualification has been in great demand here since it was launched in May 2010. We are working toward making our other qualifications available in Arabic too.”

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work examination can also be taken in Russian and will soon be available in Chinese Mandarin.