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March 22, 2016

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Webinar: which health and safety qualification?

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There are now a number of options for getting trained in health and safety – from postgraduate degrees, to NVQs, NEBOSH certificate/diploma and the new qualifications developed by NCRQ. But which health and safety qualification is right for you?

With the profession becoming increasingly about the importance of soft skills, but the need to gain technical competence too – what does each of these career development qualifications offer? Which is best for the type of career in health and safety you want to pursue? And are the current qualifications fit for purpose in a changing world?

We are delighted to welcome Teresa Budworth, CEO of NEBOSH, Iain Evans, Chief Executive of NCRQ, Dr Shaun Lundy of University of Greenwich and Gary Fallaize, Managing Director of RRC to discuss the available options in our next webinar.

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Dr. Shaun Lundy, Academic Portfolio leader, Health, safety and environment and occupational hygiene programmes, University of Greenwich

Dr Shaun Lundy has over 20 years experience working in health and safety across a diverse range of industries and is currently the Academic Portfolio Leader for the Safety, Health, Environment and Occupational Hygiene degree programmes at the University of Greenwich. Shaun is also a member of the HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel where dubious health & decisions are scrutinized in the public interest. Shaun has an interest in the field of ethics and education for health and safety professionals and recently led the review and development of a new Code of Conduct for the professional body. Shaun continues his work with IOSH having recently been appointed to the new Professional Standards Committee.

Teresa Budworth

Teresa Budworth, CEO, NEBOSH

Teresa Budworth is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a Chartered Director. During a 35 year career in health and safety, she has specialised in safety consultancy; working with a number of Boards of Directors on implementing safety governance within large and diverse organisations. Her work on competence, education and training culminated in her appointment as Chief Executive of NEBOSH; the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, in 2006. She is co-author of Reflective Learning: An essential tool for the self-development of health and safety practitioners.

Gary Fallaize

Gary Fallaize, managing director, RRC

Gary joined RRC 25 years ago as a Management Accountant, becoming Managing Director in 1996. Over that time he has led RRC’s transition from the generalist distance learning college (The Rapid Results College) to the specialist HSE training provider of today.

Iain Evans

Iain Evans, Chief Executive, NCRQ
Iain worked as HM Inspector of health and safety for many years across a variety of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, and services, before working in HSE’s Hazardous Installations Directorate – examining safety cases for major hazard chemical sites. He later worked as the Head of Legal and Enforcement at HSE, responsible for the training and development of inspectors across the UK, writing HSE’s internal enforcement guidance, and advising Principal Inspectors on prosecution and enforcement decisions in complex and high profile cases. He later worked as a Corporate Risk Manager at a Local Authority, and was the Chief Executive of Merseyside Police, before his current role as Chief Executive of NCRQ.

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