Safety candidates top the table

A WOODBRIDGE safety firm is celebrating after a record number of its trainees passed a demanding exam. A total of 87% of SafetyBoss's examination candidates passed the first part of National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health Diploma - the best results for the East of England.

A WOODBRIDGE safety firm is celebrating after a record number of its trainees passed a demanding exam.

A total of 87% of SafetyBoss's examination candidates passed the first part of National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health Diploma - the best results for the East of England.

The figure compares with a national average of a 45% pass rate for part A, which examines candidates on areas such as the law and risk management.

Of 13 candidates from local organisations such as local authorities and construction and engineering companies, 11 were successful in the exam. A total of 24 sat various NEBOSH papers, and 20 passed.


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Tim Randell of SafetyBoss said they were delighted at the results. The exam was “not easy”, he added.

“We employ a wide range of top lecturers on all our training courses and we are the only training provider throughout Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk qualified to run the Diploma course,” he said.

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“Our lecturers have years of practical experience and agree that our training environment is especially conducive to learning. We also provide comprehensive back-up services for delegates, with access to a wide range of supporting material. This support is important to supplement learning and provide useful, realistic examples.”

The Diploma courses, which are aimed at those wanting to become health and safety professionals, or staff with specific health and safety responsibilities, start in August and February and are run one day a week. Module A is 20 weeks long, while Module B and C both last 12 weeks.

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