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May 25, 2012

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NEBOSH hits new high in Africa

New figures released by NEBOSH have revealed that the number of people taking its exams in Africa increased by more than 60 per cent last year.

More than 7500 NEBOSH health, safety, and environment exams were taken across the African continent in 2011, compared with around 4500 the previous year. In 2008, fewer than 2000 people took the examinations.

NEBOSH chief executive Teresa Budworth explained that Africa is a very important region for the business. She said: “Rapid development has meant that several countries in the region, such as South Africa, are now ranked as upper-middle income economies by the World Bank.

“The economic development goes hand in hand with demand for higher standards of employee safety and environmental management. It’s no surprise that we’re also the number one choice in Africa.”

NEBOSH will be exhibiting at OSH Expo Africa, which takes place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19-21 June.

Teresa Budworth added: “Our exhibition stand will give employers, safety managers, training providers and officials the chance to learn more about our range of globally recognised qualifications, and the benefits they can bring.”

For more information about OSH Expo Africa, visit

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