Our 20,000th Successful International General Certificate Candidate

Case Study: Moideen Kasim Kallatra


Moideen Kasim Kallatra, 28, grew up in a small town in the Kerala region of India called Kumbala.

Kumbala is well known in the area for its strong educational institutions and Moideen took full advantage of this. Later he gained an MBA qualification in marketing at Mangalore’s engineering college and found employment in the banking sector.

Moideen was both ambitious and keen to travel, so within two years he’d moved almost 3,000 kilometres to secure a position with a construction company based in Qatar.

Although Moideen’s day-to-day responsibilities focused around general management, he couldn’t help but be exposed to health and safety. Construction is a dangerous industry and safety standards are important.

Coincidently Moideen’s brother was employed as a safety officer. Through conversations with his brother, Moideen could to see that safety was part of everyday good management. He could also see that there were good career opportunities for those with health and safety qualifications, regardless of whether their primary role was safety-related.

As a result, Moideen decided to study for the globally recognised NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which he passed with distinction in January 2012.

Currently Moideen is a Business Development Manager. This means he manages accounts for his construction industry employer and seeks to achieve targets for growth, profit, customer retention and acquisition.

He understands that health and safety is a key differentiator when it comes to preparing bids and contracts. He says the knowledge he’s gained from taking his International General Certificate has already helped him and his employer greatly in this regard.

It has brought them some positive publicity too, as Moideen also happened to become NEBOSH’s 20,000th successful International General Certificate candidate. He received a salver from our Chief Executive Teresa Budworth at the 8th HSE Forum in Energy event in Doha, Qatar in October.

Moideen told us: “Taking care of employees and preventing loss for the company is vital. I am very proud to have passed the International General Certificate.”

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, added: “Moideen is to be congratulated on his achievement, as are all who have achieved and will achieve our International General Certificate."

“More and more employers throughout the world are beginning to understand that employees who are qualified in safety not only help ensure the welfare of others, but demonstrate better standards of quality management.”

How has your NEBOSH qualification helped you? Email us with your story: marketing@nebosh.org.uk.