Download our Winter 2023 SAFEQUAL Newsletter
11 December 2023
The SAFEQUAL newsletter is written to help explain current qualifications, any changes to the assessment or course format and provide background information, shared experiences and insights.
We hope you enjoy the read.
RISK deliver remote online health & safety courses for CITB & NEBOSH
As a training provider our work was largely based upon providing face-to-face training in key locations across the UK. Typically our strategy was to focus on locations where the construction sector was particularly active. Then came the pandemic, the UK lockdown in March 2020 saw all venues closed and people ordered to stay home. Our business was put on hold and nobody knew for how long. By April 2020 RISK was the first company to adapt and deliver CITB SMSTS & SSSTS courses for remote online training. Working with CITB to feedback what was working well and what needed changing to suit the format, CITB adapted the course requirements.
► CITB Training Courses from Site Safety Plus Scheme
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) five day remote learning course and the Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R) two day remote learning course together with the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) two day remote course, and the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R) one day course.
Both are assessed by a digital 'Theory Test' – which is number of multiple choice and written questions, currently undertaken in Microsoft Forms to maintain the integrity/confidentiality of the exam process. Delegates must score 80% to pass.
► NEBOSH Certificate courses remote/online with OBE
Working with NEBOSH, Mike and the team at RISK were able to advise on the take up of remote online learning and the benefits of delivering remote courses. By July 2020 NEBOSH announced their flagship NG1 module could be delivered remotely and would be tested via a pioneering online, open book exam in October. Again RISK were first to deliver the NG1 courses remotely and had over 40 delegates taking the inaugural open book exam.
RISK delivers all the NEBOSH Certificate courses remotely online, with tutor led video conference creating a virtual classroom experience. NEBOSH relaunched its NEBOSH General Certificate, Construction Certificate, Fire Certificate and Environmental Certificate qualifications in 2020/21. All are now only available as a remote online Open Book Exam. Find out more about the NEW NEBOSH Certificate Open Book Exam Courses!
Our support before during and after the courses is second to none - here's an over view of the RISK difference.
By booking your training with RISK, you can be sure that you are booking direct with a high-quality, experienced training
provider (not a broker). Which means booking direct with RISK also offers a number of key benefits:
1 - Before you book
Call or email us to ask any questions - our support team are happy to assist you make the right choice - please call us on 01623 749718 or out of office hours call Val on 07967 826094.
Ecommerce and Account payment options - individuals have the ease of an ecomnmerce payment gateway for selecting their chosen course and securing their booking 24/7. All ecommerce bookings auto-generate an invoice which is instantly emailed to you, together with all the relevant course information and how best to prepare. For businesses requiring multiple people attending courses over a period of time we have a discount code system. This is easy to set-up and simply requires your business details, one of our support team will take you through the process over the phone. Finally if you have a significant volume of delegates you need trained, we can open you an account. This means you'll receive and invoice which needs to be paid prior to the course commencing. Again, details of this will be explained over the telephone by one of the team.
Price promise - What if you book with RISK and find the course cheaper somewhere else? RISK have a money back guarantee, so if you find a more convenient location, timescale or better value provider after booking, then we'll give you a full refund before the course starts. (Must be 28 days before the course start date).
2 - Once you've booked and before your course starts
Whether this is your first time with remote online learning and you don't know what to expect - or you have a great computer set-up and experienced with video conferencing technology - our support team are here to help.
Free technology test - as all courses are delivered remotely, RISK unique 'free technology support' runs through a series of checks pre-course start date to ensure there are no hitches disrupting your learning. Our experienced staff will help you trouble shoot and advise should you encounter a technical issue. They will also be familiar with the course you've booked on, and can explain the format should you be unclear.
Personal Learning Zone - RISKs' Personal Learning Zone is your own personal portal where you can access the relevant support information for the specific course you've booked. It has all of the learning resources available for you to download, in addition to study support unique to RISK - like structured notes created by RISK to structure your learning experience and help you focus on the most relevant areas of the course being taken.
3 - Once on your course
The vast majority of courses are now delivered remotely online, with an open book exam or some other method of online assessment. This means there isn't the opportunity to grab a private 5 minutes with your tutor during the course of the day. Which is why we provide an out of hours support line.
Out of hours tutor support - 1-2-1 support from a tutor expert in the subject matter, so if you feel you need that extra help or simply to go over something in the course material again, you have an out of hours support number.
RISK learner support prior, during and after your course
The RISK team are there for you, whether it's out of hours support or simply a chat before committing to book on a course. If you find the course information a little confusing, or simply want to discuss the implications or remote online tutor led learning for a greater understanding - please call us on 01623 749718 or out of office hours call Val on 07967 826094.