Health and Safety qualifications and training are becoming an increasingly necessary part of working life, with ongoing changes and alterations to policy and procedure being made.
If you’re looking to gain a well-recognised health and safety qualification but aren’t sure which one to choose, this article is for you.
Read on to find out more.
IOSH (short for Institute of Occupational Health and Safety) is an independent organisation that offers a range of courses at different levels.
IOSH training courses include Working Safely, Managing Safely, and Leading Safely each of which vary in level depending on your position in the workplace.
If, for example, you are a prospective candidate for a role, an entry level ‘Working Safely’ course would suffice, providing future employers with strong evidence that you know how to work safely.
On the other hand, if you’re seeking to ensure those under your supervision are working safely, then ‘Managing Safely’ will provide you with the skills to assess and control workplace risks.
If you want to find out more about a suitable IOSH course, contact us today.
NEBOSH is an acronym for ‘National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety’.
It is different to IOSH due to being an awarding body, rather than being both an awarding body and a professional membership organisation.
Despite this, NEBOSH courses are recognised by membership organisations, and they offer a huge number of courses, including the National General Certificate, National Fire Certificate, and the International Diploma.
As well as being internationally recognised, NEBOSH Training courses offer training at a variety of levels.
If NEBOSH and IOSH seem like they are what you need, read on to find out which is most appropriate for you.
What’s the Difference?
One of the key differences between IOSH training and NEBOSH training is who the courses are aimed at.
If you desire or already have a career in health and safety, a NEBOSH course can help you develop your skills, giving you the option to study at degree level, significantly more advanced than what IOSH offers.
On the other hand, IOSH courses are designed for general workplace personnel who may have some responsibility for health and safety without their role being comprised solely of such concerns.
Such courses can help staff gain essential, foundational knowledge of health and safety measures and protocols, with the option to take modules that build towards more robust qualifications.
Finally, whilst both offer combinations of online and classroom learning, NEBOSH courses generally require more time than IOSH do, with their diplomas taking six weeks of intensive training to complete.
Whilst the most significant difference between IOSH and NEBOSH courses lie in their target demographic, further research into specific modules, course types and levels are essential when considering a course.
For more information, contact Keep Safe Solutions today.