History of NEBOSH
Since NEBOSH was founded in 1979 we have been at the forefront of improvements to global health and safety, changes that have helped to save lives. Throughout that time, our learners, Learning Partners, partners, employers, governments, colleagues and trustees have all played a part in our successes;
- 33 qualifications developed,
- Over 400,000 successful learners,
- Over 600 Learning Partners,
- Exams in over 130 countries,
- Over 190,000 social media followers.
Take a look at the timeline below to see some of the highlights and key milestones from over 40 years as a leader in health, safety and environmental qualifications.
In Our stories you’ll discover stories from Learning Partners, employees and some of the thousands of learners who have achieved NEBOSH qualifications over the years.
As we look ahead to what has already been an eventful new decade, find out what we have planned for Our future.
Richard Booth appointed as founding Chair
First NEBOSH exam
NEBOSH Diploma launched
NEBOSH National General Certificate launched
NEBOSH registers as a charity
Designatory letters introduced for holders of NEBOSH higher level qualifications
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is launched
First NEBOSH Graduation & Awards Ceremony takes place at the University of Warwick
NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety launched
Great Britain’s regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, chooses NEBOSH to develop an accredited Diploma for its health and safety inspectors
NEBOSH wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise
NEBOSH launches an Alumni association for its Diploma holders to support them with their Continuing Professional Development.
NEBOSH achieves ISO 14001 accreditation for its efforts in environmental management
NEBOSH is a member of the committee that develops and launches ISO 45001
80,000 people achieved NEBOSH International General Certificate
NEBOSH unveils new-look National and International General Certificate
NEBOSH achieves ISO 45001 certification, the international health and safety management standard
Learners sit the first NEBOSH open book examination (OBE)