Introduction To Health & Safety Qualification
Why seek a Health and Safety Qualification?
Nakumatt Downtown. Libra House. Kariobangi Light Industries. Kenya Pipeline Mukuru Slums. Chernobyl, Russia. Union Carbide, Bhopal, India. Mtongwe Ferry. Sachangwan. Countless fatal road accidents and school dormitory fires.
All these disasters that resulted in massive loss of life are just some of the more spectacular examples of safety risk management failures, arising out of gaps in risk awareness and identification.
Every day, we receive reports of grisly accidents on the road, at home and at work. Fires, car crashes and falls. A career cut suddenly short. A promising life tragically ended. A young family left destitute. Sometimes, these happen to someone you know, a family member, a loved one, a colleague, a friend, or even ourselves!
What is NEBOSH
NEBOSH is an acronym that stands for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. NEBOSH was formed in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status. They offer a comprehensive range of globally recognised qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.
Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers, with exams taken in over 110 countries around the world. In 2014, NEBOSH were awarded Britain's highest accolade for trade success, the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for their "outstanding achievement" in International Trade.
Established in 1995 by its founder Mike Shields, SHEilds concentrated on offering a quality local Health and Safety consultancy service, developing solutions for the local commerce.
In December 2002 SHEilds became incorporated in the UK and has grown into one of the largest NEBOSH health and safety training providers globally. SHEilds continue to use the same ethos throughout their development around the world.
WorkSafe Capabilities Limited
WorkSafe Capabilities Limited (WCL) is the training support business of WorkSafe Risk Management Consultants Limited (WRMC). Both companies are registered in Kenya.
WRMC has been the Project Safety Manager on major construction CAPEX Projects worth in excess of KES.40 billion for large breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Nigeria since 2009.
This experience has revealed a need for affordable, flexible and accessible Occupational Health and Safety Training support across the region, which informed the establishment of WorkSafe Capabilities Limited. On this basis, we sought and obtained, appointment as the Africa Sales Agent for SHEilds, UK.
WorkSafe Risk Management Consultants Limited
WorkSafe Risk Management Consultants Limited was established in 2009 and formally incorporated in December 2010, principally as a vehicle to provide occupational health and safety (OHS) risk management solutions to business in the East African Region. We commenced full operations in March 2011.