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Thinking of booking a NEBOSH, IOSH or CITB Health & Safety Training?

RISK have a reputation for great courses, effective knowledge transfer, and outstanding post certificate support. But don't just take our word for it, here we publish testimonials, case studies and articles - so you can make a more considered decision when choosing your health and safety training course provider.

21 June 2019

RISK Signed-up to Armed Forces Covenant

RISK, a health & safety training organisation based in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and has a high percentage of trainers who are ex-forces, is proud to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant. They run NEBOSH courses and SMSTS training courses across the country
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17 June 2019

Richard Parker - What prepared me for Civvy Street?

If twenty-two and a half years in the forces taught me anything, it was about the importance of preparation. Now as a trainer for RISK, I try and explain that preparation is the difference between success and failure in exams.
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7 June 2019

What jobs can I do after getting a NEBOSH qualification?

NEBOSH is one of the most respected and sought after qualifications for employers in the health and safety sector. This doesn’t mean to say the job prospects are limited to Health and Safety. 70% of people taking the NEBOSH Certificates are working in a b
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18 May 2019

What Jon Clark-Sutton thinks of SMSTS

When Project Engineer Jon Clark-Stutton was asked to go on the SMSTS course by his company, GBE London, his concerns for the course were soon put at ease by course Tutor Dave Pettit.
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18 April 2019

Pros and Cons of NEBOSH

Having delivered NEBOSH courses for a couple of decades, we thought we would share what we feel are the pros and cons of the NEBOSH qualification. So if you are thinking about which path to take for your career, personal development or both
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8 April 2019

Health and safety statistics for 2018

The HSE publishes annual statistics on health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britains’ national regulator for workplace health and safety. The HSE aim to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regu
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28 January 2019

NCRQ v NEBOSH

If you are thinking of progressing with a career in Health & Safety, you need to understand the options of qualifications and their impact on your future choices.
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16 November 2018

NEBOSH Results 2018

The NEBOSH results RISK have achieved since the introduction of the NEBOSH Fast Track programme in 2015 have been outstanding – and the NEBOSH Results for 2018 continue to out-perform the National Average.
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5 November 2018

Operation R.I.D.E New Zealand 2018

A charity fundraising dinner at The Special Forces Club, Knightsbridge, London - was a great evening plus raised funds to help the Pilgrim Bandits Charity send injured service personnel on Operation R.I.D.E New Zealand 2018.
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31 October 2018

Leaving the RAF

After leaving the RAF after 38 years service, one of RISKs most successful health and safety trainers, David Pettitt, explains his journey to ‘civvy’ street and becoming a health and safety professional.
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26 October 2018

Mike Adams MBE

Specialising in managing, organising and instructing training courses in diverse skills Mike’s transition to civvy street utilised this experience.
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18 October 2018

Health and safety responsibilities of a Managing Director

The managing director is responsible for the overall arrangements and for ensuring that the company’s operations are executed at all times in such a manner as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees.
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16 October 2018

Supporting ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The ABF provides a lifetime of support for both serving and retired soldiers, from Reserve and Regular forces, and their families by providing financial assistance to those in times of need.
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8 October 2018

Saving HMS Alliance

What could be more pleasurable than a very special fundraising dinner in aid of HMS Alliance in the HMS Victory Gun Deck.
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27 September 2018

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Male site workers in construction are three times more likely to commit suicide than the average UK male. This shocking mental health statistic is a vivid reminder of the difficulties faced by many working in the construction industry every day.
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21 September 2018

Site Manager Safety Responsibilities

Britain's construction industry is one of the biggest workplace killers. It’s worth remembering the reason behind the SMSTS and SSSTS qualifications is to prevent accidents and reduce risk on a construction site.
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14 June 2018

HSE Fee for intervention (FFI)

If your workplace has a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) visit and they find that you are in material breach of health and safety law, you will have to pay.
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24 May 2018

Health and safety career path

Using your knowledge and skill-set to reduce work-related accidents, injuries and illness can be hugely satisfying, but what qualifications will ensure the most financially rewarding?
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16 February 2018

Innovation in NEBOSH health & safety training

The NEBOSH General Certificate is renowned as being one of the most difficult qualifications to achieve as a health and safety practitioner, so how does a small business in Nottingham lead the way in this highly competitive sector?
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1 January 2018

SSSTS & Refresher Course Scheme Rule Changes 2018

CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) announces new Scheme Rules Changes for 2018. Review our quick summary of the changes and how they impact what you need to do to successfully complete the SMSTS & Refresher Courses in 2018.
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1 January 2018

SMSTS & Refresher Course Scheme Rule Changes 2018

CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) announces new Scheme Rules Changes for 2018. Review our quick summary of the key changes impacting what you need to do to successfully complete the SMSTS & Refresher Courses in 2018.
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11 November 2017

RISK NEBOSH Student of the Year Award

Teresa Hawkins, NEBOSH Director of Assessment presenting Heather Jordan with the RISK NEBOSH student of the Year Award upon achieving 227 in her NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety exam.
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10 November 2017

In-house Nebosh Delivery Achieves Remarkable Results

Ann Curruthers Director of Highways & Transportation at Leicestershire County Council, congratulates 12 employees who all passed their NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety exam – with five distinctions, five credits & two passes.
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13 January 2017

The Benefits of the Fast Track NEBOSH General Certificate

If you’re studying while working full-time, it’s probably not the most effective way to learn. You can shut yourself away from the outside world and work pressures for a one-week intensive learning experience. The Nebosh General Certificate course runs vi
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13 January 2017

Need to take the SSSTS Training Course in London asap?

Our SSSTS Training Courses in London are run virtually every week and we can usually get you on a course at a time and venue to suit your needs. We can even run them on site or at your head office and provide discounts for group bookings.
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9 October 2016

Join our Next 100% Pass Rate for NEBOSH

RISK Training are once again celebrating their latest qualification results for NEBOSH London, Liverpool and Glasgow courses with pass rates recognised as higher than the national average.
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8 September 2016

Practical Training with SSSTS London Courses

Many construction Site Supervisors are finding that a two-day SSSTS London course is a great option in learning effective ways to tackle daily challenge and ensure that they can provide the best direction for health and safety on site.
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11 August 2016

Take a SMSTS London Course ASAP

Whatever the reasons you have for attending an urgent SMSTS London course, you can find a date and location to suit you with RISK Health and Safety Training.
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11 August 2016

Kick Start Your Safety Career with NEBOSH Training

Are you a Liverpool resident? Then you may be pleased to know that RISK Health and Safety offers convenient and highly recommended local NEBOSH training to support you in achieving the best from your future career prospects.
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11 August 2016

The Personal Benefits of SSSTS Training

If you’ve recently been asked to attend SSSTS Training or have considered attending a course for yourself, you may be wondering if it’s really worth it? What are the personal benefits you can have from attending a local SSSTS London course?
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6 August 2016

Testimonial for NEBOSH General Certificate Course

When searching for a reputable NEBOSH accredited course provider, it’s always useful to consider testimonials and reviews of how other students benefited when taking their NEBOSH General Certificate NGC1 Courses.
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28 June 2016

Convenient and Modern Venue for your SSSTS London Training

When choosing a good, local SSSTS London training provider near you, it’s important to consider exactly where the training will take place, and what the venue is like, so that your two days of SSSTS training are as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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28 June 2016

The Ideal Location for SSSTS London Training Near You

There’s no need to have to ‘endure’ training for your Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme – why not choose a training provider with access to the best venues to make sure that you can truly enjoy both days of your SSSTS London Training.
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24 May 2016

What does your Construction Site Say About You?

There are many cases we hear where lack of proper supervision on construction sites results in nasty accidents and even a death of a worker; so how can you make sure your construction site is meeting the proper standards?
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24 May 2016

Become TOP DOG in Health and Safety

With demand for Health and Safety consultants continuing to grow in the UK, isn’t it time that YOUR health and safety knowledge earnt you a place as top dog in the industry?
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23 May 2016

Should I Get a NEBOSH General Certificate?

If you’ve recently become aware of the requirements to hold a relevant health and safety qualification for a new job role, then you may be asking the question: Is it worth getting a NEBOSH General Certificate?
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22 May 2016

SSSTS London Courses for Safer Sites

One way to ensure your construction site expresses to employees, contractors and officials that health and safety is important is by ensuring that your site supervisors receive relevant and practical training through an SSSTS London Course.
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11 May 2016

SSSTS Training; Gaining Personal Benefits

Site Supervisory staff have the responsibility of making sure tasks on site are carried out safely – of course, attending SSSTS London training will improve health and safety knowledge… but will it bring personal benefits?
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26 April 2016

Benefits of NEBOSH Training for Small Businesses

It can be daunting for small businesses to know where to start in gaining compliance for health and safety. However, there is a way to ensure employer obligations are met by bringing in the necessary skills from a local NEBOSH course
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4 March 2016

My Review of SMSTS Training Courses

As our SSSTS courses are similar in delivery to our SMSTS courses, this recent review of our training methods provides a great insight into what you will experience with RISK Health and Safety Training courses.
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25 February 2016

Make 2016 Your Safest Year On-Site

It’s common knowledge that construction is one of the most dangerous industries, so if you’re a business owner that cares for the wellbeing of your workers, why not turn 2016 the safest year yet with SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme).
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25 February 2016

The Benefits of Attending an SSSTS Course

With just two days of training for SSSTS (Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme) site supervisory staff will obtain a nationally recognised certification and essential knowledge that will allow them to effectively preserve site safety.
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31 December 2015

Guaranteed Pass Scheme with RISK Training

As a training provider, rather than a training broker, RISK Health and Safety are invested in the success of their student training – that’s why they offer not only expert education and advice, but a reassuring guaranteed pass scheme.
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31 December 2015

Four Reasons to Attend SMSTS London Training Courses

After advancing in the ranks to a position of Manager in the construction industry; you may feel that you have enough experience to competently carry out your role without attending RISK’s SMSTS London based training course.
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30 December 2015

How SMSTS Training Can Help YOU

If you’ve recently found yourself in the position to pursue, or have accepted, a management position in the construction industry, you may have been asked to attend an SMSTS training course – but is SMSTS training really for you?
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27 December 2015

Guaranteed Pass Scheme for SSSTS London Courses

Whether you’re looking to attend a London based Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme course (SSSTS) or need staff to attend this essential training, then it’s definitely worth considering RISK Training guaranteed pass courses.
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10 December 2015

Quantity Surveyor Reviews RISK Training Methods

When looking at the credibility of health and safety training providers, it’s important to consider the thoughts of those that use the service, such as the testimonial of one of our recent successful students.
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25 November 2015

Qualified with SSSTS… What Next?

After achieving your CITB Site Safety Plus certificate following your training at RISKS’s SSSTS London based course, you may want to consider what’s next in your career development?
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24 November 2015

Can SSSTS Training Improve my Business?

Choosing the right training course for supervisory staff can be a challenge when you’re a small to medium construction business dealing with limited training budgets…but RISK has the answer you’re looking for.
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15 November 2015

Bridging the Health and Safety Skills Gap for 2016

As the call for qualified and skilled workers in the construction industry intensifies for 2016, health and safety qualifications such as available at RISK Training NEBOSH Liverpool Courses can help bridge the skills gap and improve employability prospect
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31 October 2015

SMSTS or SSSTS; Which is Right For You?

If you have a responsibility in health and safety or are looking to gain a promotion to a Site Management position, then you may be considering attending a SSSTS or SMSTS Course, but which is the best option for you?
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31 October 2015

Essential Skills for All Health and Safety Roles

When it comes to ensuring your business meets Health and Safety legislation, you can’t go wrong with the UK’s most popular and recognised qualification available through RISK Health and Safety training courses.
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27 October 2015

London Incidents Significantly Lower Says HSE Report

The new HSE report shows that London incidents are significantly lower than average to other regions. RISK are keen to help continue that trend by encouraging London employers to continue with valuable Health and Safety Training.
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6 October 2015

Following up on your SSSTS Certificate

You may be considering what’s next for your continued professional development following your CITB Site Safety Plus certificate; here at RISK we’ve put together some options.
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1 October 2015

Four Reasons Why SMSTS Training is for YOU

If you’re already SSSTS qualified or have a management role in the construction industry, you may be considering attending an SMSTS Training course - but is SMSTS training worth the effort?
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5 September 2015

The Business Benefits of SSSTS Training

RISK Training’s SSSTS London Courses are an ideal option, not just for smaller budgets but for all organisations due to value for money and a comprehensive, supportive learning package.
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20 August 2015

The Right Supervisory Skills with the Right Course

With the health and safety issues that come from working in the construction industry it’s important for all Construction businesses to determine if their Site Supervisors hold the relevant skills to carry out risk assessments and implement control measur
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4 August 2015

NEBOSH Course Provider Receives 100% Pass Rate

With consistently high pass rates for their NEBOSH London based training courses, you can be sure that RISK Health and Safety will provide you with one of the best courses to obtain a NEBOSH qualification.
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29 March 2015

Moving on with NEBOSH… or IOSH?

It’s a question that many who are serious about their future in health and safety consider – “should I obtain NEBOSH certificates or IOSH Certificates?” Which is right for your role?
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28 February 2015

Building on your NEBOSH Training

With many employers requested NEBOSH qualifications as a prerequisite for new health and safety roles, your decision to attend your first NEBOSH Liverpool training course is only the start
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25 February 2015

Safer Sites with SMSTS Training

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries for health and safety, especially on site. So protect your staff by ensuring their supervisors have appropriate training.
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22 February 2015

SSSTS Training: An Overview and Benefits

The Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme ensures that relevant personnel obtain a nationally recognised certification and essential knowledge that will allow them to effectively preserve site safety.
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20 December 2014

Sending Staff on an SSSTS or SMSTS Course?

If you are responsible for health and safety then you may be considering sending your Site Management staff to attend a SSSTS or SMSTS Course. But which is the best course to meet your requirements?
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22 August 2013

Find out what BWML have to say about our NEBOSH Courses...

"RISK carried out full audits of all health, safety & welfare systems at all our sites. The reports were of high quality and tailored specifically to our business circumstances and were presented in a clear and professional manner. The action plans were w
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22 August 2013

Find out what BWML have to say about our NEBOSH Courses...

"RISK carried out full audits of all health, safety & welfare systems at all our sites. The reports were of high quality and tailored specifically to our business circumstances and were presented in a clear and professional manner. The action plans were w
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22 August 2013

Find out what Defra have to say about our NEBOSH Courses...

"Risk and Safety Management got to the heart of our organisation with a quick and effective review of our safety management systems which has helped us to re-focus our efforts. In a separate piece of work they worked closely with us to provide meaningful
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22 August 2013

Find out what Defra have to say about our NEBOSH Courses...

"Risk and Safety Management got to the heart of our organisation with a quick and effective review of our safety management systems which has helped us to re-focus our efforts. In a separate piece of work they worked closely with us to provide meaningful
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24 December 2012

Who is the SSSTS Training Course for?

Find out why the SSSTS course is an essential qualification for first line managers and Supervisors or individuals progressing towards a first line management or supervisory position
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24 December 2012

SSSTS Refresher Course Saves £££'s

Your SSSTS certificate lasts 5 years, attending the SSSTS refresher course prior to the expiry of your existing certificate means you avoid having to re-enter the scheme by completing the 2 day SSSTS course - saving time and money.
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24 December 2012

CITB Environmental Awareness Course

CITB environmental awareness course is a two-day practical introduction to sustainability and environmental issues, specifically related to construction sites.
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24 December 2012

CITB Site Safety Awareness Course

CITB site safety awareness course is a one-day practical induction designed to help the workforce understand the potential hazards they face at work on site.
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19 April 2012

SMSTS Training Course teaches old dog new tricks!

“I realised just what I didn't know in relation to construction site safety” Even if you are an old hand in the construction industry, the pace of health and safety changes within the sector is probably amongst the most dynamic of any industry.
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26 September 2008

Thinking About a NEBOSH General Certificate Course?

Investing in a NEBOSH General Certificate London course is an important decision, especially when budgets are tight. So how do you know that the skills that are brought into the company by NEBOSH qualified individuals are worth the investment
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