NEBOSH donates over a thousand health and safety books to Book Aid International

Monday, 7 August 2023

NEBOSH – the international awarding body for health and safety qualifications – has donated 1,400 books to Book Aid International.

Book Aid International works for a world where everyone has the chance to read, and provides over one million brand-new books to people in 26 countries around the world each year. It ensures that books reach those who need them the most, contributing to the development of literacy, education, and professional growth.

NEBOSH’s donation of 1,400 books – of which 1,300 are at an introductory level – will provide readers with an overview of common workplace hazards and practical solutions to manage them. Book Aid International’s partners request the types of books which will make the biggest impact to their communities, ensuring that these books go to places which need the most support to improve occupational health and safety.

Andy Shenstone, NEBOSH Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to support Book Aid International – its strapline ‘books give people power’ is something that’s close to my heart as I firmly believe in the transformative power of education and knowledge. It is my hope that this donation of NEBOSH books will empower people to learn about health and safety, creating healthier and safer places to work for themselves and their communities.”

Book Aid International Chief Executive Alison Tweed commented on the donation, saying:

”We could not do what we do without book donors such as NEBOSH who give us the wonderful brand-new books that we provide around the world. In the communities where we work, institutions have little or no budget to buy books, even vital texts such as health and safety course books, and students and individuals simply cannot afford to buy their own copies. So these valuable books will be warmly received, and we thank NEBOSH for their donation.”