Frequently Asked Questions

In association with Astutis we offer training that assist companies improving their safety culture and reducing operational risks. In order to help you become a certified safety and environmental expert from a broad collection of globally accredited training courses, we have collated a few but important questions.

General Questions

Why is health and safety important?

You might be thinking to yourself, ‘Why is health safety and security important in the workplace, and why should I make efforts for it?

Life is unpredictable – you never know what is coming up right at the next moment – but your work culture need not be!

Health and Safety is are important in the workplace because it is essential to protect your employees from the unforeseen future, illnesses, injuries, emergencies, and other health and safety hazards.

The ILO estimates that some 2.3 million women and men around the world succumb to work-related accidents or diseases every year; this corresponds to over 6000 deaths every single day. Worldwide, there are around 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of work-related illnesses annually.

So we can see that poor health and safety at the workplace can negatively impact your workforce, i.e. your employees, and distract them from being able to give their 100 percent in their work.

A fundamental principal of health and safety law is that those who create risks are responsible for managing those risks in a proportionate and sensible way. Legal responsibility rests on employers, but employees are also required to look after the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others.

It’s not just your staff that health and safety is important for, it’s there to protect any visitors, customers, sub-contractors and the general public who may work for you, do business with you or come into contact with your organisation in any way.

Occupational health and safety is important because risks which could cause death or injury should be properly controlled. It is also important for businesses; a company’s greatest asset is its people and failure to control risks can lead to high costs through sick leave, insurance costs and lost productivity.

Health and Safety is very important in the workplace; it results in higher productivity, better company culture and a safer and more profitable company  – thus retaining them at your organisation and becoming an attractive place to work at.

If you’re interested in knowing about the training courses available for health and safety, you can check out our courses here or get in contact with us. We can help you choose the right training for your staff.

Is health and safety a good career?

As long as there are workers, there will always be a need for Health and Safety professionals in the workplace.  Every year, thousands of people are injured on the job. Governments are highly motivated to reduce this number, developing strict OHS legislation for organisations to comply with.

Occupational Health and Safety is a profession that helps organisations protect workers from injury or illness and also monitors safety conditions in the workplace. It involves analysing and reducing the potential risks for incidents, work-related illnesses and loss of life.

This is done through the use of equipment and training. H&S professionals are also hired to review health and safety protocols and to conduct surveys; providing feedback, understanding and solutions (if applicable) that improve an organisation’s overall OHS performance and compliance.

Anyone wanting to develop their knowledge of health and safety topics, increase job security, or move into a health and safety role, should consider obtaining at least one NEBOSH certificate.

NEBOSH qualifications are considered vital for those working within the health and safety industry, or for anyone with health and safety incorporated in their job role. Here is a guide to the typical job roles requiring specialist safety qualifications:

  • Health and Safety Officer/Adviser
  • Fire Safety Manager
  • HR Manager
  • General Manager
  • Risk Assessor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Safety Engineer
  • Health and Safety Consultant
  • HSE Engineer
  • HSEQ adviser/Consultant
  • Production Leader
  • Plant Manager

If you have a strong passion for improving the safety of people’s working environments, then this is the career for you. Click here to view the courses available.

Are roles within Sustainability a good career?

Have you always dreamed of a global career where you can make a real difference in the world regarding climate change, resource depletion and environmental degradation? We know they’re happening and we know we need to reduce their impact on our planet.

Do you like the idea of inspiring others? Have you got a passion for both science and the environment? If a career in helping others and making an impact sounds fulfilling to you then look no further.

Sustainability is a broad, relatively new field that is expanding. As societies become more educated, corporate and consumer demands are changing. There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider environmental management and sustainability as a career. Whether you’re passionate about public health, climate change, workplace safety, pollution or other related topics, there are numerous ways to make a positive impact through your day-to-day work. 

In 1983, the United Nations created the World Commission on Environment and Development to study the connection between ecological health, economic development, and social equity. The commission, then run by former Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, published a report in 1987 that has become the standard in defining sustainable development.

That report describes sustainable development, or the blueprint for attaining sustainability, as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Sustainability does not refer to a single sector, but rather, is a focus across multiple industries. The 3 principles of sustainability refer to the three core concepts of environmental, social, and economic sustainability; broken down as “people, planet, and profits.”

This means that in order to be considered sustainable, a business must be able to conserve natural resources, support a healthy community and workforce, and earn enough revenue to remain financially viable for the long-term.

In 2021, the UN Climate Change Conference called upon all members to accelerate sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This action plan has opened up a world of opportunity for environmental professionals worldwide – and an Environmental qualification is your way in. 

Businesses and organisations of all kinds, from start-ups to governments, recognise the importance of sustainability. Governments and corporations globally have also set sustainability targets such as a commitment to zero-waste packaging by a certain year, or to reduce overall carbon emissions by a certain percentage. 

Private and public companies today are increasingly focused on sustainability and are willing to hire experienced professionals in the space, irrespective of the industry they inhabit.

As a result, there’s a growing demand for professionals with expertise in sustainability.

For people interested in a career in sustainability, this means opportunity; the chance to make a difference. To use innovation and creativity to solve some of the most complex and important challenges of our time. To engage in something truly meaningful. And to be in demand as a skilled professional.

After all, the United Nations’ International Labour Organization predicts that a shift to a greener economy could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030, if the right policies are put in place1.

The LinkedIn Global Green Skills report found that ‘sustainability manager’ was the fastest growing green job in the global marketplace.2 Demand for sustainability managers grew by 30 per cent between 2015 and 2022.

Sustainability is vital in the world we live in. Several environmental and social challenges plague us. Choosing a career in sustainability puts you in a suitable space to help combat these issues and make a difference. People passionate about preserving the environment or slowing down climate change should consider careers in sustainability management.

There is a plethora of roles that contribute towards the health of our planet; ecologist, biochemist, meteorologist, geologist — any role in the environmental sector. These roles are highly admirable, but not every person who cares about creating a more sustainable world wants to become a scientist, and for many of us, this field is far away from what we have already studied or prepared to pursue from the beginning.

As global pressures for sustainability in business increase, more employees are taking environmental and sustainability qualifications. Employees with the knowledge and skills to manage environmental issues can support organisations deliver sustainability at all levels. 

IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment) is the professional body for everyone working, studying or interested in environment and sustainability. IEMA is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners worldwide for over 20,000 individuals and 300 organisations working, studying or interested in the environment and sustainability.

IEMA collaborate to influence policies, standards, guidance and frameworks that can support transitions, both in the UK and internationally.

Because the sustainability sector is so broad, you may find it challenging to find your niche. Networking is a great way to get inspired and discover new areas of interest.  There are multiple professional networks and memberships in sustainability.

IEMA membership is the key to getting on and getting recognised. It’s a journey that supports and informs your career, and demonstrates your impact to employers. From AIEMA Affiliate to PIEMA Practitioner, we’re with you all the way.

Belonging to the worldwide IEMA membership, either as an individual or an organisation, gives you the knowledge, opportunities, connections and authority to lead collective change. The membership is constantly welcoming ambitious professionals and forward-looking businesses.

The IEMA Environmental qualifications improve your written communication skills, encouraging you to prepare reports and evaluate performance for use at a board level.

IEMA Environmental and Sustainability courses are essential for organisations who want to reduce their Carbon Footprint, enter a world of ecological sustainability and become an environmental leader. They shape competent, confident, environmentally sustainable professionals.

Improved knowledge leads to improved skills. IEMA Environmental and Sustainability Skills and training courses also develop the management skills that help shape the modern marketplace, helping to protect local and global communities and pave the way for a greener generation.

IEMAS’ Environmental courses will equip you with essential leadership and practical interpersonal skills crucial for any senior role, not just for those in environmental management. You will develop the ability to influence and change behaviour by educating your colleagues and organisation on the best sustainable practices.

What memberships are there for sustanability professionals? 

IEMA Associate Membership – AIEMA

A first step in the membership journey for those wanting to learn more from the environment and sustainability profession. Affiliate membership is for anyone thinking seriously about the environment and sustainability. The IEMA Foundation certificate course leads directly to IEMA Associate Membership.

IEMA Practitioner Membership – PIEMA

Practitioner membership recognises everything you’re doing to help make your business future-proof, while giving you the practical community support you need. The IEMA Environmental Certificate course leads directly to IEMA Practitioner Membership.

In Association with Astutis, we can help you make the future brighter, better and more sustainable!

 

 1https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/04/green-economy-could-create-24-million-new-jobs/

2https://economicgraph.linkedin.com/en-us/research/global-green-skills-report 

Who are Astutis Ltd?

Astutis, an industry-leader in workplace health, safe­ty and environmental training, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Astutis provides international NEBOSH, IOSH and IEMA approved courses enabling companies to assess and manage risks, protect employees, and preserve the environment.

During the last ten years of service and presence in the industry, Astutis have trained over 100,000 professionals. And over 4,000 organisations in 180 countries have trusted Astutis with their Health, Safety and Environmental staff development plans. All in the name of helping to make the world of work safer, happier and more eco-conscious.

Astutis offers a range of accredited, globally recognised Health and Safety training courses from leading providers such NEBOSH,IOSH and IEMA. These Health, Safety and Environmental courses can be studied Online, Virtually, Classroom, Blended and at your organisation’s premises. 

The Astutis team members are experienced industry professionals and chartered practitioners that have extensive experience working in the chemicals, oil and gas, leisure, pharmaceuticals, utilities, governmental, aerospace and transport industries.

So whether you are looking for a Classroom-based course at one of their exceptional UK training venues or In-company training for multiple delegates that can be tailored and a flexible E-learning solution, Astutis can offer a service to match your exact requirements. 

What is NEBOSH?

NEBOSH is an abbreviation for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health.

Since 1979, the awarding body has been offering health and safety qualifications recognised by membership organisations, including IIRSM and IEMA.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is highly recognised throughout the health and safety industry and shows that the candidate has a strong understanding of health and safety.

The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma is a widely recognised qualification, acknowledged by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries globally. The NEBOSH International Diploma is for individuals aiming for a successful and long-term career in health and safety.

NEBOSH courses can be studied in-house, in a classroom, or via online learning. These options allow participants to complete the training at their own pace before undertaking the final assessment to gain the relevant certificate or diploma.

NEBOSH courses are seen as the benchmark of a health and safety professional and as a result are closely linked with career progression and job security. NEBOSH qualifications provide a sound awareness and understanding for professionals to meet health, safety and risk management needs in all places of work.

Not only that, it gives delegates the tools to meet the changing demands within health and safety, and provide the skills to mentor and develop those around them.

Courses leading to NEBOSH health & safety qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 90 countries around the world.

NEBOSH qualifications are accepted by a number of professional membership bodies. Please reach out to the relevant membership body to find out about applications, membership categories and eligibility.

 

  • The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  • The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
  • International Network of Safety & Health Professional Organisations (INSHPO) – International
  • South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAOSH) – South Africa
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – UK 
  • International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) – UK
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) – USA  
  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) – Canada
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
What is IOSH

IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) is the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, with over 43,000 members worldwide.

IOSH approve courses at 35 UK universities and 22 Universities internationally.

Amongst the selection of IOSH training courses available, the higher-level courses are best suited to individuals in supervisory and management roles, such as; Working Safely, Managing Safely and Leading Safely.

Whereas entry-level IOSH courses (like Working Safely) are suitable for staff who want to learn the basics of workplace health and safety.

Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone, which is why there are IOSH qualifications available for people working in different organisational roles.

In terms of health and safety practice – IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. You can find out more information on the official website www.iosh.com

What is IEMA?

IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. IEMA is committed to supporting, encouraging and improving the confidence and performance of all these professionals, helping them to enhance their profile and recognition. 

This is done by providing resources and tools, research and knowledge sharing along with high-quality formal training and qualifications to meet the real-world needs of members, from their first steps on the career ladder, right to the very top. 

Environment and sustainability is quickly becoming one of the most popular careers. That’s because employers all over the world are recognising the importance of environmental professionals in their company. And it comes with great benefits.

IEMA works to governments, companies and professionals to help transform the environmental industry. So undertaking a IEMA course and becoming a member of IEMA shows you’re committed to making an impact.

Who is NEBOSH Courses suited for?

NEBOSH is designed for professionals who want to have or already have a career in Health and Safety; especially; 

  • Individuals working in high-risk industries such as construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, and logistics.
  • Health and safety professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills. It is suitable if you’re looking to further your career within the Health and Safety industry, especially if you want to study towards a comprehensive qualification.
  • Managers and supervisors who are responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for their teams.

 

NEBOSH provides international health, safety and environmental qualifications for a variety of industries. Completing these internationally recognised courses will be beneficial for your career, particularly those working for multi-national or global organisations that take a risk management approach based on international standards, in line with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Benefits of NEBOSH Certifications

There are three primary levels of NEBOSH courses. Certification is split into Award, Certificate and Diploma levels. At FRISK Miljöpartner, we concentrate on providing Award, Certificate and Diploma level training. Training is either generalised to cover a wide scope or specifically focused on particular areas of health, safety, environmental and risk management.

Benefits of NEBOSH Certifications

NEBOSH certifications offer numerous benefits for individuals and organizations in the field of health and safety. Some of the key benefits of obtaining a NEBOSH certification include

Global Recognition- NEBOSH certifications are globally recognized and respected. They provide individuals with a qualification that holds value not only within their home country but also internationally. This recognition increases employability and offers opportunities to work in diverse locations and industries worldwide.

Enhanced Skills and Knowledge- NEBOSH courses provide comprehensive training, equipping individuals with a deep understanding of health and safety principles, regulations, and best practices. Participants gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in real-world situations, allowing them to effectively identify and control workplace hazards.

Improved Workplace Safety- NEBOSH-certified professionals play a vital role in promoting and implementing effective health and safety practices. By applying their knowledge and skills, they can identify hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures, resulting in safer working environments. This, in turn, reduces the risk of accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses, enhancing employee health and morale.

Career Advancement- Holding a NEBOSH certification can significantly enhance career prospects in the health and safety field. Employers often prioritize candidates with NEBOSH qualifications, as they demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high standards of workplace safety. This certification can open doors to new job opportunities, promotions, and increased earning potential.

Compliance with Regulations- NEBOSH courses align with relevant health and safety legislation and regulations. By obtaining a NEBOSH certification, individuals gain a solid understanding of their legal obligations and learn how to comply with industry-specific regulations. This knowledge helps organizations maintain compliance, avoid penalties, and create a culture of safety.

Organisational Benefits- Investing in NEBOSH certifications for employees has a positive impact on organisations. It demonstrates a commitment to health and safety, which can improve the overall safety culture within the workplace. NEBOSH-certified professionals can contribute to reducing accident rates, minimising downtime, and enhancing productivity. Moreover, organizations with a workforce trained in NEBOSH certifications tend to have a positive reputation and gain a competitive edge.

Who is IOSH courses suited for?

IOSH is suitable for non-health and safety personnel who are looking to manage risk and resources.

You will study on a modular basis, gaining smaller qualifications more quickly that build towards higher-level knowledge and practical skills.

It provides health and safety awareness to individuals who might have an interest in workplace safety or some responsibility for the welfare of others, but who do not normally work specifically in health and safety roles.

IOSH courses are suitable for team members or managers looking to get up to speed on health and safety fundamentals. If you’re already qualified or working as a health and safety professional and have other qualifications, then a NEBOSH qualification is more suitable.

What is the difference between NEBOSH & IOSH?

What are the differences between IOSH and NEBOSH?

The key difference between IOSH and NEBOSH is that IOSH is a chartered membership body that offers health and safety training, whereas NEBOSH is an examination board that provides qualifications for its course but does not actually offer the course content itself. You can complete IOSH training and sit the exam all through an accredited provider, whilst NEBOSH courses are delivered by other organisations but examined by the board itself.

Another important difference is that IOSH offers entry-level courses for people from all kinds of industries, whilst the courses offered by NEBOSH tend to require more of a background in health and safety, with some specifically designed for those who work in certain roles. If you’re looking for general health and safety training then IOSH is probably more suitable, whereas those pursuing a career in workplace health and safety will fare better with a qualification from NEBOSH.

Both IOSH and NEBOSH are highly respected and offer the top health and safety courses globally, but courses from NEBOSH are generally considered to be more ‘academic’ because there is more content to cover and the exams are more rigorous. You’ll get the same standard of education whichever course you take, but in the health and safety industry, NEBOSH courses may be held in slightly higher esteem.

NEBOSH or IOSH – Which is Better?

The question as to which is better, NEBOSH or IOSH really comes down to what you are hoping to get out of taking a health and safety training course.

If you work in a job that has no major health and safety risks, and just want to improve your general knowledge on the topic, then IOSH training is probably the best out of the two. Managers in particular may feel that undertaking the IOSH Managing Safely course is best for their role, as this covers how to keep other employees safe when you are in a managerial role.

If you work in an industry where health and safety is particularly important, or are hoping to begin a career in a health and safety role, a NEBOSH qualification is your best option. Some roles may request that you complete courses from this examination board as a requirement for the position, and some industries like construction or manufacturing may need employees to undertake health and safety training specific to their line of work, which NEBOSH provides.

IEMA courses and recognition

IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment) is a globally recognized certification body, and their courses are designed to provide you with the skills you need to achieve success in the environmental management industry.

All IEMA courses provide you with a wealth of knowledge in environmental management, assessment and sustainability. IEMA membership is highly regarded by employers and accreditation bodies alike.

Through the available IEMA training courses, its ensured that people working in the industry of their choice, have the right knowledge, competencies, skills and confidence to do a professional job.

If you are on a career path to becoming chartered, then completing IEMA training courses such as the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is a great way to start.

IEMA is a chartered body. IEMA is licensed by the Society to award CEnv and REnvP to sustainability professionals who meet the criteria. IEMA has the most CEnvs registered of any licensed body, and registers most CEnvs on an annual basis. Through their membership, Environmental practitioners and professionals can achieve full chartered membership MIEMA.

Membership grades offered by IEMA include Student, Affiliate, Graduate, Associate, Practitioner, Full and Fellow.

Completing the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is the perfect gateway to the IEMA Associate membership, followed by the next step of the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management leading to IEMA Practitioner membership.  

There are two routes to attaining full membership with Chartered Environmentalist status:

  • If you are working in a role which is largely focused on Environmental Management or similar, the dual accreditation of may be the best route for you.
  • If you work in a social or economic oriented role, you could explore your option of gaining CEnv status to decide whether it’s right for you  If you feel it’s an accreditation you don’t need then you are free to go ahead and apply for Full membership on its own.
What's the difference between the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate and the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management?

A lot of environmental and sustainability professionals share a mutual concern over natural resources, climate change and sustainability, and employees with environmental management training and qualifications are becoming major assets to organisations.

Environmental management courses have become highly desirable as a result, especially for people aspiring to work in the environmental and sustainability industries, or individuals in organisations looking to focus more on their environmental practices.

There are, however, a range of different environmental management courses available and it is hard to decide which course is right for you, therefore we aim to break down the contents of both for you to decide which course is best for you and your career.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is a UK-based exam board whose health and safety training courses and qualifications are recognised globally.

The course covers how industry activity impacts the environment, with the first unit focusing on effective environmental management and the second on controlling levels of pollution, as well as energy efficiency.

By the end of the course, candidates will be able to develop an effective environmental management system for their organisation and be able to conduct an environmental impact assessment.

When you study the qualification through classroom learning, virtual classroom or in-house, the duration is 5 days, whereas when studied through E-learning we recommend spending about 40 hours on the course, including assessments.

Speaking of assessments, the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate has two assessments, one for each unit. The first is a written exam that you complete online within a 24-hour period, and the second is a practical assessment you carry out in your workplace.

Due to its broader scope of environmental management, the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is beneficial for those working in a wide range of industries where there may be pollution concerns or the need for managing environmental risks, such as chemical spills or air pollution.

NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

NEBOSH (National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health) is the leading examination body for the health and safety industry. Their courses are designed to teach the skills and knowledge to manage health, safety and environmental issues in all places of work. The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is their flagship environmental qualification. It is best for those who want to add environmental management to a set of broader skills. 

IEMA Foundation Certificate

IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) is a global alliance of environment and sustainability professionals. As well as developing courses to help advance people within the industry, they also create sustainability standards and partnerships to help transform businesses and make them future-proof. IEMA courses are ideal for those passionate about environmental and sustainability issues and who want to develop long-term careers.

Duration:

Both courses are 5 days long when studied in the classroom, virtually or in-house. When studied through E-learning, the NEBOSH EMC is approximately 60 hours long, whereas the IEMA FC is approximately 40 hours long.

Assessment:

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is divided into two units and each one has its own assessment. The first is an online, written exam which candidates must complete in a 24-hour window. The second is a practical assessment where candidates must assess environmental impacts present in their workplace.

The IEMA Foundation Certificate comparatively only has one assessment, which is an online, multiple-choice exam taken at the end of the course.

Career progression

With this knowledge in mind, the NEBOSH EMC can be better suited to those looking to expand their current role to include environmental management responsibilities or broaden their knowledge of it to aid in such a role. Seeking additional qualifications such as the EMC can lead to salary increases or promotions, as well as demonstrate your eagerness to expand your knowledge so you can take on new responsibilities in your role.

The IEMA FC is instead beneficial for those looking to begin a career in sustainability and environmental management. It can lead to career advancement within the industry and roles which are centred on implementing sustainable development. To aid in this advancement, completing the IEMA FC provides IEMA membership, which, as we’ve already mentioned, opens networking and event opportunities for those looking to further their career.

Completing the NEBOSH EMC does not provide you with membership, though you can still apply for affiliate membership with IEMA to take advantage of their events and networking opportunities.

It’s important to note that the IEMA FC is a training course, not a qualification like the NEBOSH EMC. This may make the decision easy for those specifically looking for a qualification as opposed to training, so it’s something to consider when deciding between the courses. Additionally,

NEBOSH courses are also more widely recognised globally, which can be beneficial if you’re aiming for a position in a specific role/industry which values NEBOSH qualifications.

Learning Methods

Choose from our library of flexible virtual training courses, on-demand online learning or classroom training – choose from over 100 courses – book a place for yourself, or organise for your group/teams.

Online: Engaging, flexible, fully interactive self study with tutor-supported learning. Completely designed to work around your schedule. Access learning materials from any device, from anywhere in the world at any time. Book exams when you’re ready.

Virtual ClassroomSlowly integrate yourself into a community of like-minded learners eager to take the next step in their careers. 

A virtual classroom training provides an online environment delivered at your home or office. Jump into the discussions and interact live with tutor and other students.

Workplace: Tutor-led training delivered to your team, at a venue of your choice.

Distance: Distance learning provides both a traditional and modern approach to study. If you enjoy reading, writing, and locking yourself away in a quiet place to focus, then distance learning could be the choice for you. The distance course includes access to online resources too.

Online Plus+: OnlinePlus+ learning is an interactive, digital approach to studying. Immerse yourself in activities, videos and podcasts as you work through a structured learning plan. OnlinePlus+ learning is excellent for those who prefer a visual, practical approach to study.

NEBOSH Examinations

When you sign up for a NEBOSH course – whether it be classroom based or online – make sure that you plan how you are going to study and set realistic goals based on the syllabus and learning outcomes provided. Don’t forget to take practice examination questions to test your skills and knowledge before you sit your NEBOSH exam.

When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

Results are notified by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.

How do I book a NEBOSH exam?

You can now book NEBOSH exams on this link.

What level are NEBOSH qualifications?

NEBOSH Certificates are level 3, which is equivalent to an A level qualification. NEBOSH Diplomas are level 6, which is equivalent to an Honours Degree.

What is an Open Exam?

With an open book exam, you can have access to textbooks, course notes and the internet during the exam. You complete you NEBOSH open Book Exam at home, or a suitable location. The NEBOSH Open Book Exam must be completed within 24 hours. 

What is a closing interview?

Following the open book exam is a short closing interview, which takes approximately 15 minutes. This interview ensures that the work you have submitted is your own. 

When will I receive the link for my closing interview?

You should receive the link the day before your closing interview.

When will I get my NEBOSH Certificate?

NEBOSH will send your certificate to print, within 20 working days from you receiving your last unit result and once printed will be sent direct to Astutis.

 Once received Astutis will then contact you for a full postal address of where it should be sent.

When will I get my NEBOSH results?

Open Book Exam  results are released 50 working days from the exam date and practical assessment results are released 10 weeks from the submission date (not exam date).

Do I need to pay for re-sits/re-submissions?

Yes, both re-sits and practical re-submissions need to be booked and paid for. We sill continue to support you free of charge.

 

IOSH Examinations

The IOSH training courses are assessed in different ways. The IOSH Working Safely course is assessed through multi-format questions as well as a multiple-choice hazard-spotting exercise.

The Managing Safely qualification is assessed through questions and an interactive quiz. Learners will also need to complete a practical exercise based on the operations of a real business.

When will I receive my IOSH Certificate?

Your IOSH certificate is sent via post and usually arrives within 2-3 weeks of completing your IOSH course.

Examination IEMA

The IEMA Foundation Certificate is assessed by a one hour multiple-choice online test. There are 30 questions, and you will need to answer 21 correctly (70%) to pass.

For more information about the IEMA Foundation Certificate exam, please visit our Exam Hub.

Payments

Invoice payments: Our team will contact you to arrange payment, invoices comes with a net 30 days  payment term.

Card payments: We offer card payments with VISA, Mastercard, American Express Diners and o local networks like Cartes Bancaires in France or Interac in Canada.

When you have completed your purchase, the amount is reserved on the account. The debit takes place from the account in connection with receiving your delivery confirmation, and the withdrawal may take different amount of time depending on which bank you have.

Bank Transfer

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a bank transfer for any course or courses, you reach us at +4610 168 9798 and courses@friskmiljopartner.com 

 

 

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1.1.10 “you” means the Client.
1.2 The headings to these Conditions are for guidance only and shall not affect the construction of the Contract. The singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
1.3 Where there is any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of the Contract, such conflict or inconsistency shall be resolved according to the following order of priority (and for the avoidance of doubt the document in 1.3.1 takes priority over the document in 1.3.2):
1.3.1 the standard order form;
1.3.2 these Conditions.
1.4 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted.

2. These Conditions

2.1 These are the terms and conditions on which we supply the Services to you.
2.2 Please ensure that you read these Conditions carefully, and check that the details on the standard order form and in these Conditions are complete and accurate, before you sign and submit the standard order form. If you think that there is a mistake or require any changes, please contact us to discuss.

3. Appointment

All Orders must be on the Company’s standard order form. Each receipt by the Company of a standard order form will be deemed to be an offer by the Client to purchase Services in accordance with the Marketing Content and upon these Conditions. The Contract is formed when the Order is accepted by the Company by way of a written acknowledgment of Order and these Conditions will then become binding on the Client and the Company. No contract will come into existence until a written acknowledgement of Order is issued to the Client by the Company. 

4. Description

4.1 The quantity and description of the Services will be as set out in the Marketing Content. All samples, drawings, descriptive matter specifications and advertising issued by the Company and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Company’s catalogues or brochures excluding the Marketing Content are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services represented by or described by them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
4.2 The Company may change the format or content of the Services to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements or to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements where these changes will not affect the Client’s use of the Services.
4.3 The Company may also change the fees payable for the Services but the Company will notify the Client of such change and the Client may contact the Company to end the Contract and receive a full refund before the change in fees payable takes place.
4.4 The Company warrants to the Client that the Services will be provided using reasonable skill and care.

5. Price

5.1 The Client agrees to pay the fees at the rates and in the manner set out in the Marketing Content in place at the date the Client’s Order is accepted by the Company. Value Added Tax (VAT) is excluded and will be charged at the standard rate.
5.2 Invoices will be submitted by the Company on receipt of a standard order form and shall be paid by the Client within 30 days of the date of the invoice.

5.2.1 When a purchase is completed with a payment card, the amount is reserved on the account. The debit takes place from the account in connection with receiving your delivery confirmation, and the withdrawal may take a different amount of time depending on which bank you have.
5.3 If the Client does not pay the Company by the relevant date and still does not make payment within 7 days of the Company contacting the Client that payment is due without prejudice to its other rights and remedies, the Company shall have the right;
5.3.1 to prevent the Client’s access to the Services or to suspend any further performance of the Services for such period as the Company feels fit including where appropriate the issuing of any exam results;
5.3.2 to charge interest on all outstanding monies due from the Client to the Company at the rate of 8% . The Client shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
5.4.1 As set out in clause 7.1 and subject to clause 7.2, a full refund is available within 14 days of the date of the Contract providing you have not logged into the LMS.
5.4.2 Subject to clause 7.4, due to the nature of the intellectual property within the course content the Company does not offer refunds once the Client’s Order has been accepted by the Company and the Client has logged into the LMS.
5.5 All payments to be made by the Client under the Contract will be made in full without any set-off, restriction or condition and without any deduction for or on account of any counterclaim.

5.6 All exam fees or offers relating to exam fees provisioned at time of purchase will expire for the NEBOSH Certificate level qualifications after 12 months from the point of purchase, and NEBOSH Diploma level qualifications after 36 months from the point of purchase.

6. Course Access and Content

6.1 The company cannot guarantee that access to the online course materials will be uninterrupted, however the relationship between the Company and its LMS provider is such that the LMS provider will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the LMS available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for:
6.1.1 planned downtime, of which the LMS provider shall give the Company at least 8 hours’ notice which the Company will inform the Client of as soon as possible, taking into consideration different time zones.
6.1.2 any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond the LMS providers control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts of Government, flood, fire, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labour problems (other than those involving the LMS provider’s employees), or Internet service provider failures or delays.
6.2 All course content is created in accordance with the current course syllabus and reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the materials are updated promptly, in light of significant changes to legislation and guidance, or requirements of the approving bodies.
6.2.1 Except as specifically provided for by law the Company does not give any warranties, whether express or implied as to the currency, fitness or quality of the course materials or that the course materials are free from errors or defects.
6.2.2 The course materials contain links to other websites, including YouTube, Vimeo and other external video content. Some countries or employers may limit access to these websites, however it is the individuals responsibility to assess this prior to purchase. Unless expressly stated, these web sites are not under the control of the Company and therefore the Company assume no responsibility for the content of such websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. 

7. The Clients Rights to End the Contract

7.1 Subject to clause 7.2, under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have a right to cancel the Contract within fourteen (14) days of the date of the legally binding Contract as set out in clause 3 (“Statutory Cancellation Period”). If you wish to exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract by a clear statement to this effect (for example a letter sent by post or e-mail in line with clause 16.1). To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the Statutory Cancellation Period has expired. If you cancel during the Statutory Cancellation Period, we will reimburse you the full fee received from you and you will not incur any costs as a result of the reimbursement.
7.2 Where the Services are to be delivered as digital content not on a tangible medium we must not begin the supply of the digital content before the end of the Statutory Cancellation Period unless you have given us express consent to do so and you have acknowledged that in giving such consent your right to cancel and obtain a refund of the fee will be lost and we have confirmed this consent and acknowledgement to you in the written acknowledgement of Order provided in line with clause 3. Subject to these requirements, you will cease to have the right to cancel if the supply of digital content has begun before the end of the Statutory Cancellation Period.
7.3 Subject to clause 7.1 and 7.2 above, the Client may contact the Company at any time to end the Contract for the Services, but in some circumstances the Company may charge the Client certain sums for doing so, as described in clause 7.5 below.
7.4 If the Company ends the Contract for a reason set out at (a) to (d) below the Contract will end immediately and the Company will refund the Client in full for any Services which have not been provided or have not been properly provided. The relevant reasons are:
(a) the Company has told the Client about an upcoming change to the Services or these Conditions which the Client does not agree to (as set out in clause 4.3);
(b) we have told you about an error in the price or description of the Services you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
(c) there is a risk the Services may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control; or
(d) you have a legal right to end the Contract because of something we have done wrong.
7.5 If the performance of the Services is suspended or cancelled at the request of the Client outside of the Statutory Cancellation Period or for a reason not set out in 7.4 (a) to (d) or is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Client or through any failure or delay by the Client, including but not limited to the performance of its obligations under clauses 9.1 below then the Company shall be immediately entitled to:
7.5.1 full payment for Services commenced prior to suspension, cancellation or delay by the Client; and
7.5.2 cancellations by the Client must be provided to the Company in writing and we reserve the right to charge you an administration fee of up to £100.

8. Warranties and Liability

8.1 In the event of any breach of the Company’s express obligations under these Conditions the remedies of the Client will be limited to loss or damage the Client suffers that is a foreseeable result of the Company breaking this Contract or the Company failing to use reasonable care and skill. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both the Company and the Client knew it might happen, for example, if the Client discussed it with the Company during the order process. In any event the loss or damages shall not exceed the fees paid by the Client for the Services.
8.2 The Company does not exclude its liability (if any) to the Client:
8.2.1 for breach of the Company’s obligations that cannot be excluded or limited under the Consumer Rights Act 2015;
8.2.2 for personal injury or death resulting from the Company’s negligence;
8.2.3 under section 2(3) Consumer Protection Act 1987;
8.2.4 under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
8.2.5 for any matter which it would be illegal for the Company to exclude (or to attempt to exclude) its liability; or
8.2.6 for fraud.
8.3 It is hereby agreed by the Client that the Company only supplies the Service to the Client as a consumer and the Company shall in no circumstances be liable to the Client for direct or indirect loss (including without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) howsoever caused (including as a result of negligence) by any delay or failure in performance except as set out in this clause 8.
8.4 Except as set out in clauses 8.1 to 8.3, the Company hereby excludes to the fullest extent permissible in law, all conditions, warranties and stipulations, express (other than those set out in the Contract) or implied, statutory, customary or otherwise which, but for such exclusion, would or might subsist in favour of the Client.

9. Clients Obligation

9.1 The Client agrees to give the Company such information advice and assistance relating to the Services as the Company may reasonably require within sufficient time to enable the Company to perform the Services in accordance with the Marketing Content.
9.2 The Client shall be responsible to the Company for ensuring the accuracy of any information submitted by the Client.

10. Intellectual Property Rights

10.1 Copyright in all course materials and other recorded matter whether made in connection with the Marketing Content and/or the Services or otherwise shall remain vested in the Company at all times.
10.2 No part of any course materials, or any other materials provided by the Company may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without prior permission, except as it may be permitted to do so by law.
10.3 All course materials are the property of the Company and may not be copied, distributed, downloaded, uploaded, forwarded, published, reverse engineered, disassembled or used in any manner prejudicial to the Company’s interests and legal rights.
10.4 The downloading of single copies of pdf documents (course notes) is permitted for personal study only, any other use will infringe the intellectual property rights of the Company for which it reserves the right to bring legal proceedings.

11. How We May Use Your Personal Information

11.1 The Company will use the personal information the Client provides to it to:
(a) provide the Services;
(b) process the Client’s payment for such Services; and
(c) if you agreed to this during the order process, to inform the Client about similar products that the Company provides, but the Client may stop receiving these communications at any time by contacting the Company.
11.2 The Company will not give the Client’s personal data to any other third party.

12. Termination

12.1 The Company may by written notice terminate the Contract with immediate effect if the Client is in material breach of the Contract or enters into insolvency, bankruptcy, any arrangement with its creditors or any other arrangement or situation which has a like effect. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Conditions, failure to pay any sums due in accordance with clause 5.2 is a material breach of the terms of the Contract which is not capable of remedy.
12.2 The termination of the Contract howsoever arising is without prejudice to the rights, duties and liability of either the Client or the Company accrued prior to termination. The conditions which expressly or impliedly have effect after termination will continue to be in force notwithstanding termination.

13. Events Outside Our Control

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any loss or damage suffered by either party or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of either party’s obligations in relation to the Services , if failure was due to any cause beyond either party’s reasonable control including without prejudice to the foregoing Act of God, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident, wars or threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or requisitions, acts, restrictions, regulations, bye-laws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any government, parliamentary or local authority; import or export regulations or embargoes; strikes, lock-outs or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving employees of the Company or of a third party); difficulties in obtaining raw materials, labour, fuel, parts or machinery, and power failure or breakdown in machinery.

14. Other Important Terms

14.1 Each right or remedy of the Company under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company whether under the Contract or not.
14.2 If any condition or part of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal, administrative body or authority of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable then that provision will, to the extent required, be severed from the Contract and will be ineffective, without, as far as is possible, modifying any other provision or part of the Contract and this will not affect any other provisions of the Contract which will remain in full force and effect.
14.3 No failure or delay by the Company to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it, nor will any partial exercise preclude any further exercise of the same, or of any other right, power or remedy.
14.4 The Company may assign, delegate, license, hold on trust or subcontract all or any part of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
14.5 The Contract is personal to the Client who may not assign, delegate, license, hold on trust or sub-contract all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the Company’s prior written consent.
14.6 The parties to the Contract do not intend that any of its terms will be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to it.

15. Law

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with their content or creation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to and interpreted in accordance with Swedish law. If a dispute arises between FRISK Miljöpartner AB and the user, the parties must first try to resolve the dispute by mutual agreement. If the parties cannot agree, the dispute shall be subject to simplified arbitration.

16. Communications

16.1 All communications to the Company shall be addressed to FRISK Miljöpartner AB at the address of the Company set out in the standard order form.
16.2 All communications to the Client shall be sent to the address appearing in the on the standard order form unless some other address has been notified in writing to the Company.

17. Variation of Conditions of Contract

Any variation to the Conditions of the Contract and any representations about the Services shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing (on the Company’s headed paper) and signed by a director of the Company.

Cookie policy

When you visit our website, we use cookies and similar technologies to ensure that you have a good experience and to collect information so that we can improve our website. You can read more about such information use under the “COOKIES” section below.

What are cookies?

1. Cookies are small text-based data files that are saved on your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. Cookies are necessary for websites to function and make them work more efficiently. Cookies help the website identify your device and remember information about your visit (eg your preferred language, font size and other preferences and information about your activity on the website).

How We use cookies

2. The first time you visit and use our website, We save cookie files in your browser (“First-party cookies”).

• We use cookies to manage the Services you have requested. With the help of cookies, We can also make it easier for you when you navigate our website and use its functions. The aim is for you to have a problem-free experience. For example, We offer the “Remember me” function using cookies.

In addition, we use Google Analytics tools to measure traffic and user statistics. In this way, we gain an increased understanding of how our visitors access and use our website. The information we collect via cookies helps us improve our Services and compile statistics on how visitors use our website. Please note, however, that Google also collects your personal information on our website through Google Analytics for its own purposes. Read more about how Google uses Google Analytics, and how they collect and process personal data at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

3. The information is kept for a maximum of thirteen (13) months. We will then again ask for your consent.

How to manage your cookie preferences
4. You can change your preferences regarding cookies at any time. However, please note that if you block all cookies, you may not be able to access all functions and web pages on our website.

5. Most browsers and devices allow you to manage your cookie preferences by changing your browser settings.

6. You can set your browser to do the following:

• automatically refuse or accept all cookies,
• automatically refuse or accept First-Party Cookies and/or Third-Party Cookies, or
• inform you before a cookie is saved and thereby give you the chance to decide whether you want to accept it.

If you give your consent to our cookies but later regret it, you can, through your browser settings, delete the cookies that have been saved and/or change your browser settings to block cookies in general or only block specially selected cookies. The “Help” function in your browser can help you with how to do this. Otherwise, instructions can be found below on how to change the settings for cookies in commonly used browsers:

• Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en)
• Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/sv-se/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies)
• Mozilla Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/sv/kb/activate-and-disable-cookies-websites-installations)
• Safari (https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=sv_SE)

If you do not want Google Analytics to be used on your browser, you can:

• Install the Google Analytics browser extension at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout,
• use ad settings,
• use mobile ad settings,
• opt out of this through the “Network Advertising initiative consumer opt-out system” accessible at the following link: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/

7. In addition, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org. There is information on how to change the settings on a wide range of browsers.

In addition, you can use other online services that give you the opportunity to administer cookies that are saved on your devices: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/

Privacy policy

For FRISK Miljöpartner (“we”, “us”, “our”) it is of the utmost importance to protect the personal data of its employees, customers and others. We apply and comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR). We strive for a high level of data protection. In this policy we explain how we process your personal data. We also describe your rights and how you can assert them. As a registered user, you are welcome to contact us if you have questions about how we process your personal data. You will find our contact details at the bottom.

Concepts and definitions
1.1 Processing: an action or combination of actions concerning Personal Data or sets of Personal Data, regardless of whether they are performed automatically or not, such as collection, registration, organization, structuring, storage, processing or modification, production, reading, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise providing, adjustment or compilation, limitation, erasure or destruction.

1.2 Sensitive personal data: Sensitive personal data are those relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership and Processing of genetic data, biometric data to uniquely identify a natural person, data on health or data on sexual life or sexual orientation.

1.3  Legal Basis: Processing is only legal if it takes place with a Legal Basis. The grounds relevant to us are set out below. In order for FRISK Miljöpartner to be able to process personal data, either the data subject’s consent is required/or that the processing is necessary for:
* to fulfill an agreement to which the data subject is a party,
* to fulfill a legal obligation incumbent on the personal data controller,
* purposes relating to the legitimate interests of the Personal Data Controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject outweigh and require the protection of personal data, especially when the data subject is a child.

1.4 Necessary: Processing shall only be carried out to the extent necessary for a particular purpose. Under the GDPR, “necessary” means that the processing leads to efficiency gains. Processing should therefore not be considered necessary if the purpose can be achieved just as easily and cheaply without personal data being processed.

1.5 Personal Data: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Registrant”), where an identifiable natural person is a person who can be directly or indirectly identified specifically by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, a location data or online identifiers or one or more factors specific to the natural person’s physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.

1.6  Personal data controller: a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; if the purposes and means of processing are determined by Union law or the national law of the Member States, the Personal Data Controller or the special criteria for how he should be appointed may be prescribed in Union law or in the national law of the Member States.

1.7  Personal data processor: a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the personal data controller.

1.8  Data processor agreement: a written agreement or other legal act binding a data processor vis-à-vis a data controller and drawn up in accordance with Article 28 of the GDPR. Personal data assistants and personal data controllers must always enter into a personal data assistant agreement.

1.9  Registered: the natural person who can be directly or indirectly identified through a certain personal data.

Personal data we collect:
2.1 We primarily collect personal data directly from you as a customer. Examples of personal data we collect are your name, contact information for you such as mobile phone number, e-mail address or physical address. We may update your information from other public registers, e.g. BisNode, if necessary to maintain good records.

2.2 We process personal data in connection with:
* that you sign up for a service that is offered via the various services that
* that you fill in your e-mail address or your mobile phone number on the website;
* that you sign up for our newsletters;
* that you visit/use our websites and apps, including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data as well as e.g. The IP address, device type, operating system and browser type used for the visit.

For questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at contact@friskmiljopartner.com or +461016897908