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Why Training Like The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is Needed


Too often an accident or situation arises which causes a lot of damage to the health and safety of people or the wellbeing of the environment, and afterwards managers regret not giving more attention to prevention. By this time it is too late, and no amount of regret or wishing they could change the past will alter what has just taken place. Safety and well-being for people and the environment depends upon forward thinking, comprehensive planning and detailed health and safety training in order to minimise the probability of such incidents taking place.

Environmental Training

Prevention is far more preferable to dealing with the consequences, which is why many managers choose a NEBOSH Environmental Certificate training course for their staff members, in addition to health and safety courses on other topic areas. This training course will provide attendees with knowledge regarding preventing harm to the environment as a result of workplace operations, not to mention advisable course of actions in the event of an environmental situation or emergency occurring.

A Lack of Training Can Cause Harm After the Event Also

Without such environmental training, not only is there an increased risk of such an incident happening, but there is also the distinct possibility that after one has occurred, a lack of appropriate training and knowledge will cause employees to either put themselves in danger by attempting to remedy the situation, and/or make a situation worse than it already is through trying to make it better but ultimately causing even more harm. They can do this through causing the hazard to affect a far greater area, such as using water to clean up a spill which actually causes the harmful chemicals to seep into the local groundwater where it can cause damage to plants, aquatic life and to animals which drink from nearby streams and rivers that have become polluted.

How Will Environmental Training Help?

Proper training in environmental matters will greatly assist workers and employees know what to do in the event of a situation, and provide a greater awareness of how their actions or inactions could bring about such a circumstance. Managers too will also benefit from a NEBOSH Environmental Certificate course or similar health and safety training in order to be aware themselves of the risks and the possible protective measures which could and should be put into place.

Consider the NEBOSH General Certificate Qualification in Addition

A number of course candidates will also complete a NEBOSH General Certificate course as well as the Environmental Certificate. Although it is by no means a pre-requisite, the General Certificate will provide a lot of information on the numerous other health and issues which are likely to be present in a typical place of work.

Related Course

Please see below for more information on the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate:

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

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