NEBOSH targets health & safety qualification at process sector

1 min read

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is showcasing an introductory health, safety and environmental qualification for people working anywhere in the world in the process industries

The NEBOSH Health, Safety and Environment for the Process Industries qualification has been developed for people who work in the chemical process industries. People who are process operators, technicians and line supervisors. NEBOSH chief executive Teresa Budworth said: "Safety, health and environmental know-how is a must-have for anyone working in these major hazard industries. Process operators, technicians and line supervisors must all be competent in these areas on order to ensure compliance." "International demand for our qualifications has grown rapidly in recent years," said Teresa Budworth. "We're now finding that employers across the world, particularly those from hazardous sectors such as the process industries, want their people to understand health, safety and environmental practices far better so that they can raise standards, demonstrate competence and win more business." The qualification covers general workplace safety, looking at issues such as risk assessment and control; fire, electrical and transport safety; manual handling and hazardous substances. It also deals with process safety including common risks and controls; containment; plant integrity and emergency response, as well as environmental management such as as control of emissions and environmental risk assessments.