Both NEBOSH and IOSH courses are highly regarded within the health and safety field, but how do I know which one is right for me or my employees?
What is NEBOSH?
NEBOSH stands for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. They are an independent examination board that provide a wide range of qualifications designed to train people in health, safety and environmental management.
The courses that NEBOSH offer include:
As well as the General Certificate, NEBOSH offer a range of specific certificates including the Construction Certificate, Fire Certificate and Environmental Certificate.
What is IOSH?
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s largest health and safety membership body. As well as offering health and safety courses, IOSH is the chartered body for health and safety professionals.
The courses that IOSH offer are:
The main difference between NEBOSH and IOSH courses is in regards to who they are aimed at.
NEBOSH courses are aimed at designated health and safety persons within an organisation, or those seeking a career within health and safety management.
IOSH courses are aimed at employees and managers who don’t have specific health and safety responsibilities or work in a low risk environment.