ARCA managers, trainers and auditors, a group of 8, have begun studying for the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. They will be studying for this diploma over two years, through distance learning.
NEBOSH Diplomas are globally recognised qualifications, with the National Diploma the flagship NEBOSH award. This diploma provides core health and safety knowledge, which combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner. The qualification covers four units; managing health and safety, hazardous agents in the workplace, workplace and work equipment safety and the application of health and safety management in the workplace.
“Here at ARCA we are committed to supporting continuous professional development, and undertaking this diploma will expand our knowledge and understanding of health and safety in its widest sense,” comments Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA. “Gaining this qualification will mean a lot of studying, so I’m delighted to see the staff embracing this opportunity.”
“To gain a broader understanding of health and safety, not just the asbestos related aspects I know from working in the industry, is a great opportunity for me,” stated Duncan Williams, ARCA Auditor. “There is a lot of distance studying to undertake, however, we meet once a month for webinars and discussions, which helps us all in our learning and also makes you feel less ‘distant’.”