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NEBOSH in Numbers

The NEBOSH safety training courses have been around longer than you might realise and are still hugely popular today.  Here are some of the numbers behind the most popular health and safety qualification in the UK:

1974 – The year the Health and Safety at Work Act came into being, laying down the general principles for the management of health and safety at work in Britain.

1980 – The first NEBOSH course examinations took place.

28.2million – The number of work days estimated to have been lost due to work injuries during 2012 according to the Health and Safety Executive.

£14.2bn – The estimated cost of health and safety failures during 2012 (source HSE).

150,000 – The approximate number of people who hold a NEBOSH qualification, making it the UK’s most popular health and safety qualification.

10 minutes – The time it takes to walk from Euston station to the RISK NEBOSH course venue in London, just 10 minutes.