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Bespoke training and environmental health and safety courses such as the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate

By undertaking environmental health and safety training and gaining qualifications such as the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate or the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma, delegates gain a key understanding of how their actions and business practices affect the environment. They will also have a greater awareness of the potential consequences of failing to adhere to any environmental safety controls that are in place in order to prevent accidents which could negatively impact the environment.

Workers and managers also need to be aware of all environmental health and safety legislation which affects their organisation and operations. The cost of legal proceedings and fines for failing to prevent an environmental accident have the potential to ruin a company, so environmental health and safety training is crucial to make sure such an accident never occurs. (Related Link: To read more about why you shouldn't put off health and safety training, click here).

The majority of accredited health and safety courses such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, CITB/ConstructionSkills SMSTS and IOSH Managing Safely courses contain some environmental elements and cover issues regarding the protection of the environment. Also, the general scope of environmental health and safety means many other bespoke topics come under the environmental safety umbrella, such as CoSHH training which covers the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH), which can cause serious damage to the local environment if it gets into the atmosphere, waterways etc.

To discuss your environmental health and safety training requirements with one of our consultants, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or send us an online contact form by clicking on the blue "Contact Us" button on the right of the page.


Waste is a general term which generally is applied to items or substances which need to be disposed of as no other use can be found for it. Not only is their potential for this to damage the environment itself, but disposing of waste when it could be recycled or re-used means further natural resources need to be consumed in order to make a brand new product from scratch. For more information and links to useful internal pages on waste disposal and waste management, please click here.

Air Pollution

Air pollution refers to harmful gases and particulates which are released into the air and can damage the health and wellbeing of all living creatures exposed to it and dependent upon the air for respiration. For more information and links to useful internal pages on air pollution, please click here.

Water Pollution

Water is essential to sustain life; whether it is plant, animal or human. As such, any pollution of water can have serious detrimental effects for life. For more information and links to useful internal pages on water pollution, please click here.


Energy generation relies on a fuel source of some kind, some of which is clean and not dependent upon finite resources, although they can be controversial and have other negative impacts. However some of these fuels give off gases and pollutants during the process which are detrimental to health and damaging for the planet. For more information and links to useful internal pages regarding energy, please click here.

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  • Deforestation and its Effects upon Health
  • Deforestation and Soil Erosion
  • The Financial Impact of Environmental Accidents
  • Impact of Development on the Environment, Health and Safety
  • Accident Investigation for Environmental Incidents
  • Targets and Measuring in Environmental Processes
  • Analysing Environmental Processes for Products From Beginning to End
  • Contamination of Land
  • How Smart Meters and Computers are Saving the Environment
  • How Can Environmental Controls Also Benefit a Business?
  • Environmental Performance and Financial Investment
  • Environmental Performance and Competitive Advantage
  • Employee Involvement after Environmental Health and Safety Training
  • Visual Impact upon the Environment
  • Environmental Impact Causing the Loss of Recreation
  • Human Environmental Impacts Are Not All Bad
  • Different Businesses Need Different Environmental Processes
  • Environmental Performance of Suppliers
  • What is the difference between environmental audits and inspections?
  • Why conduct an environmental impact assessment?
  • Environmental Risk Assessments Should Consider All Situations
  • Fire Fighting and Environmental Damage
  • Environmental Near Misses
  • Packaging and the Environment
  • Why is More Not Recycled by Businesses?
  • Prevention of Leaks and Spillages for Environmental Safety
  • Oil Pollution
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  • Why Environmental Assessments Start with Documents
  • An Environmental Assessment Has Many Stages
  • Contaminated Soil Health and Safety Risks
  • Why Treating Contaminated Land Will Be Different Each Time
  • Why Environmental Breaches Can Be Expensive
  • Assessing Environmental Costs and Benefits
  • Keep Doors Closed - Good General Environmental Practice
  • Reflective Windows for Energy Conservation and Environmental Benefit
  • Evaluate Effectiveness of Insulation
  • Regular Maintenance and the Environment
  • Washing Machines and the Environment
  • Why Provide Environmental Training to Employees?
  • How Government Initiatives Promote Environmental Responsibility
  • Using Training to Instil an Environmental Awareness Culture
  • Environmental Safety: Why Devise Emergency Plans?
  • How Emergency Plans Can Safeguard the Environment
  • Why an Environmental Emergency Plan Can Save Money
  • Why Too Much Stock Could Ultimately Be Bad For The Environment
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  • The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate for Safeguarding Reputation
  • Avoiding the Temptation to Clean Up Environmental Hazards as Soon as Possible
  • Environmental Health and Safety - Sensitivity of Surroundings
  • Choose the Correct Environmental Clean-Up Specialists
  • Why Training Like The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is Needed
  • Keep the Details of Environmental Clean-Up Companies Close
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    Food Safety Courses

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    Online food safety courses

    Level 1 and Level 2 online food safety courses available, with individual courses aimed specifically at those in the catering, retail and manufacturing industries.

    See our online food safety courses section for more information.

    NEBOSH General Pages

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    NEBOSH General Certificate Pages and Articles

    The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a wealth of information, with the syllabus covering a variety of different health and safety topics which are relevant to the vast majority of workplaces. The scope and respect which this NEBOSH qualification commands makes it one of the most popular and sought after of courses.

    For useful pages and articles about the NEBOSH General Certificate click here.

    Accredited Health and Safety Training Courses

    Use the links below to see the accredited health and safety training courses we offer from various health and safety awarding bodies, such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Diploma, IOSH Managing Safely and the CITB SMSTS and SSSTS courses.

    The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

    NEBOSH qualifications are some of the most recognised and respected health and safety qualifications in the world. There are a range of courses available, starting with the NEBOSH Awards which provide an excellent foundation in health and safety, the Certificates such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, right up to comprehensive NEBOSH Diploma qualifications like the NEBOSH National Diploma.

    The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

    IOSH is Europe's leading body for health and safety professionals. As an independent and not-for-profit organisation they aim to regulate and steer the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial and authoritative guidance on health and safety issues. Their flagship course, the IOSH Managing Safely qualification, is one of the most popular health and safety courses available.

    CITB/ConstructionSkills Construction Site Safety Courses

    The CITB ConstructionSkills site management SMSTS courses and the site supervisors SSSTS courses are designed to give the people and organisations involved in the construction industry the skills and knowledge that are necessary in order to survive and prosper in today's challenging economic environment, resulting in a safe, professional and fully-qualified UK construction industry.