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NEBOSH calls for Oil & Gas Certificate examiners

05 September 2012

Huge growth in demand for the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety has led the health, safety and environmental qualifications body to call for more health and safety experts to come forward as examiners and mark candidate papers for the certificate.

“Demand is increasing rapidly for this qualification,” explained NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth. “With increasing numbers of people sitting our Oil and Gas examinations, we simply need more examiners.”

Jackie Cambridge is a health and safety consultant who has been a NEBOSH examiner for 12 years. She believes being a NEBOSH examiner is a great way of maintaining high standards in health and safety and supporting the profession.

“As a Principal Examiner I also provide support to other NEBOSH examiners to ensure they are marking consistently and fairly,” she added. “As well as being seen as an important and respected role, a NEBOSH examiner’s position provides a great opportunity to meet colleagues and peers from the industry.” 

Examiners for the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety should be chartered members of IOSH or Grad IOSH working towards CMIOSH or equivalent. Experience in the oil and gas sector or process industries would be an advantage.

Anyone interested in finding out more, or who would like to apply to become a NEBOSH examiner, should contact Standards Manager Dee Arp via email at:

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) was formed in 1979 and is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. NEBOSH offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.

Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually and are offered in nearly 500 course providers around the world. NEBOSH examinations have been taken in over 100 countries. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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