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What is 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.

Our Mission is to facilitate quality, globally-recognised training in Africa, to enable local professionals take advantage of emerging opportunities in industry and commerce, both locally and abroad.

WCL will provide the link between the student and SHEilds, particularly with regard to securing price discounts that accrue to the student, and make the courses affordable.


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.

NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). This means that successful candidates can apply to use letters such as TechIOSH, GradIOSH, CMIOSH, and MIIRSM after their name.

NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners or Chartered Environmentalists operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement. The technical standards are overseen by a Qualification and Technical Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.

NEBOSH doesn’t deliver health and safety training courses; instead it provides syllabuses, exams and assignments to Accredited Course Providers, such as SHEilds, who in turn deliver training courses to prepare candidates for NEBOSH qualifications.

Those working in health and safety are often required to hold the appropriate NEBOSH qualification for their job role, and for many, career progression is closely linked to enhanced NEBOSH qualifications.


What is SHEilds?

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.

“SHEilds quality of service and NEBOSH training materials are second to none, they treat every client as an individual and their main objective is to raise people’s knowledge and make the world of work a safer place through training."

SHEilds are a global leader in eLearning courses, specialising in Health Safety and Environmental qualications. They are accredited by awarding bodies such as the UK’s National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) and the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).

SHEilds have NEBOSH students in every continent, and facilitate NEBOSH training and examinations globally. They strive to make training and examinations available wherever possible in the world, and work tirelessly to this end. Their clients are serviced from the following local offices:

  • Hull, United Kingdom.
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Doha, Qatar.
  • Mumbai, India.
  • Hyderabad, India.
  • New Delhi, India.
  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Aberdeen, UK.
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Accra, Ghana.
  • Lagos, Nigeria.

SHEilds specialises in supporting businesses in their safety, health and environmental needs, ensuring that the moral and legal obligations placed on them are met in full. They offer a comprehensive range of safety, health, environmental and hygiene services and training packages. They aim to ensure that their clients maximise their business potential through reducing lost time accidents, ill health, legal costs and insurance costs.

Which are the available NEBOSH courses?

1. NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health

2. NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

3. NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health

4. NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Safety & Health

5. NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operation Safety

6. NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management

What is e-learning?

e-Learning is the way forward in studying. No longer are you tied down to classroom start dates and designated study times, e-Learning allows students the flexibility to incorporate study into their daily lives. e-Learning works around you. Once you are signed up and logged on, the course begins.

What are some of the benefits of e-learning?

  • Learning is self-paced. Speed up or slow down your study as necessary.
  • Learning is self-directed. Choose the content and tools that best suits your learning needs.
  • The course incorporates different delivery methods, including video and audio. Choose the content and tools that best suits your learning needs.
  • 24/7 accessibility to your course. If you can access the Internet, you can access your course.
  • Learning is self-scheduled. You have the ability to incorporate study time into your daily life.
  • Online learning does not require physical attendance.

One of the main benefits of e-Learning is that you have control over what to study and when. You have the flexibility to study in the order that best suits you, and at the pace of your choice. The courses are designed to stimulate all modes of learning, incorporating text, videos, photographs and diagrams as well as offering additional study aids to ensure as much information as possible is retained. To actively engage students, multi-choice questions, self-assessment tests, mock exams and other inter-active quizzes are included, allowing students to gauge their progress.

Just because you are undertaking an e-Learning course does not mean you are alone in your study. Tutors for each course are easily contactable via telephone, online chat or email and other students are only a message away on the forums. The forums are a meeting ground for all students and tutors to discuss ideas, questions and study methods in a quick and efficient manner.


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