Archive - 2012

Archive - 2012

December 2012

RRC Goes Off Course with NVQs
RRC has launched two NVQs in health and safety. Achieved through assessment and training, these aren’t courses and there are no exams. Instead, your normal work activities, such as doing risk assessments, will build up a portfolio of evidence to show you can do your job to nationally recognised standards.
You can achieve an NVQ in less than six months, using RRC’s online e-Portfolio system to upload and store documents, videos, pictures. We also promise your NVQ assessor will be ever so slightly odd (but don’t tell them that).
Because life without courses is pretty strange, we also throw in a complimentary copy of our NEBOSH course book, in case you feel the need to look something up (you may never use it, but it’s there if you feel the need to). Visit RRC’s website for more information about NVQs and a video about how they are different to regular courses.
Source: Health and Safety at Work, December 2012

Two NVQs in Health and Safety
RRC Training has launched two NVQs in health and safety. Achievable in less than six months, these aren’t courses and there are no exams. Instead, you use your normal work activities, like doing risk assessments, to provide a portfolio of evidence that you can do your job to nationally recognised standards.
To ensure you don’t lose anything, RRC has an online e-Portfolio system to upload and store documents, videos and pictures. RRC will also throw in a complimentary copy of its NEBOSH course book, in case you feel the need to look something up.
Visit RRC’s website for more insights into NVQs at
Source: Health and Safety Matters, December 2012

October 2012

Oil and Gas Safety Training
RRC Training recently launched its new textbook, The Management of International Oil and Gas Health and Safety.
This latest book is endorsed by NEBOSH and has been designed to complement the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety, and provide a useful guide for anyone involved in health and safety management in the oil and gas industries.
This full-colour, fully illustrated book will lead you through the subject step by step.
“Jargon buster ” boxes provide a simple explanation of key words or phrases, “hints and tips” boxes contain simple ideas to help you get to grips with the key topics, and a handy “more” section which contains sources of further information.
Source: Health and Safety at Work, October 2012

NEBOSH Day Release Course in North West
Visitors to the RRC Training stand at Health and Safety North will be able to discuss the NEBOSH diploma day release course which starts in January at Lancashire College in Chorley. It will be delivered by RRC’s North West team, Gordon and Rowena.
Gordon is a former principal examiner for Unit A of the diploma and Rowena is the current principal examiner for Unit B. Unit A is taught over 15 consecutive Tuesdays commencing 22 nd January 2013, with Unit B commencing 24th September 2013 for 10 days. Unit C will start in Spring 2014.
The course expands RRC’s repertoire in the North West, with a comprehensive range of NEBOSH, IOSH and IEMA courses now available throughout 2013. RRC’s courses are also available in the UK in London, Birmingham and Newcastle, and worldwide in Bahrain, Dubai and Istanbul.
RRC head of training and diploma lead tutor Dr David Towlson commented: “Gordon and Rowena are nice people, so we’ve decided to let them out for one day each week to meet the public. No, seriously, they love teaching and this day release programme is perfect for those who find the diploma all a bit too much in one go.” Stand 25
Source: Health and Safety Matters, October 2012

July 2012

RRC Case Study - NEBOSH International Diploma
India’s Satya Prakash Gautam, who studied with RRC training, has gained the highest marks in the world in the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety course.
To read the complete Case Study and discover Satya's secret to success click here.

RRC Case Study - NEBOSH National Diploma
Jamie Lewis has just become the UK’s top performer in the NEBOSH National Diploma course. This outstanding result sets Jamie, who studied for the Diploma with RRC Training, apart from fellow candidates, having achieved the highest marks overall for the Diploma in the country.
To read the complete Case Study and find out what Jamie will do next click here.

April 2012

RRC Trainer in Training Herself for 4 Marathons This Year

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Zoe Neasham, a Health and Safety tutor who leads the team at RRC Training in Newcastle, is going to be busy this year. Not content with running in the first ever Marathon of the North on 6 May with a colleague, Zoe intends to take part in not one, but four, Marathons.
She will run the third Kielder Marathon, known as Britain’s most beautiful Marathon, in October with fellow health and safety consultant Alan, having already completed it in 2010 and in 2011 in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Zoe is also planning to participate in a half Marathon as part of a wheelchair pushing team on the Oxfam Great North Run in September and, as the icing on the cake, is anticipating taking part in the 69-mile Ultra Marathon from Carlisle to Newcastle along Hadrian’s Wall in June, a massive undertaking by anyone’s standards.
Zoe is training hard. Since New Year’s Day, she has already completed a half-marathon and two 10-kilometre races this year, as well as sweating through over 90 gym classes (spinning, body combat, body pump etc) and pounding over 280 miles of pavements and trails.
“My coach Carl an ironman triathlete and a firefighter, though a great friend, is trying to kill me some days I am sure but he is an amazing support with the patience of a saint and has actually made me feel like a proper runner “ says Zoe. He has already helped Zoe to take 39 minutes off her Marathon time by running with her every week, so clearly the advice is paying off. Her trusty and very necessary physio is also a firefighter,” I had so many aches and pains I couldn`t have completed Kielder last year without Mick” says Zoe.
Zoe is now working hard on fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, her chosen charity, which has provided outstanding support to a friend and members of her family suffering from cancer. “I’m holding a “slummy mummy” night at a friend’s house with drinks, karaoke, quizzes and lots of fun to help raise funds,” says Zoe, adding that she is also thinking of doing a bake sale. “I love making cakes and scones and running lets me eat them too!” she enthuses.
Zoe is no stranger to fundraising for charity. In 2007 she raised £16,000 for Cancer Research UK by holding a charity ball with three friends, while in 2008 she raised £3000 for the Northern Institute for Cancer Research by holding a boat cruise on the Tyne.
The indefatigable Zoe has also inspired her friends and family to enjoy running, even though she only started running herself in 2007, doing the Great North Run that September.”I was always the kid who didn’t do PE at school,” she recalls. “But my boss was running it and I thought – I’m not watching this on TV again, I’m going to do it! So I entered the 2007 Great North Run and my husband Jeff ran it with me. We crossed the finish line together and I said “never again” but it was the start of a bit of an obsession! We`ve completed a fair few half-marathons together which is always special, though he`s much faster than me!
Now Zoe’s 7-year-old daughter will be running a 5-mile run in aid of children with cancer in May, and even her 2-year-old daughter copied her doing her stretches and toddled her first ‘race’ at 18 months.

For further information, go to:
Marathon of the North
Kielder Marathon
Hadrian’s Wall Run
The Great North Run
To support Zoe and donate to Macmillan Cancer Research, go to:


January 2012

IOSH Press Release

Realise your potential with RRC Training
Visitors to the RRC Training stand at IOSH 2012 can expect an entertaining experience that will demonstrate the company’s professional knowledge and experience, alongside samples of their highly successful materials and courses, which have helped thousands develop their careers over many years.  
Amongst the wealth of information available on the stand (F23), RRC will be running its popular ‘Spot the Hazard’ game, giving all visitors the chance to win £500 in training vouchers each day. The computer-based game tests players’ health and safety knowledge - as well as their skills with the mouse - challenging them to clock-up the fastest time.
There will also be the opportunity to attend free advice clinics and discussions on the latest developments in e-learning and other forms of online training run by RRC’s health, safety and environment specialists - one visitor each day will receive £1000 worth of training!
On the stand you’ll find leaflets which offer visitors access to an absolutely free RRC Risk Assessment Online Course, giving a comprehensive introduction to the risk assessment process, plus an exhibition special offer of 30% off RRC’s NEBOSH General Certificate Courses in Birmingham, Chorley and Newcastle.
The icing on the cake is the opportunity to meet Dr T (aka Dr David Towlson) who will be on RRC’s stand (F23), along with RRC’s North West team; Gordon Pimperton and Rowena Jackson, supported by Managing Director Gary Fallaize and Elizabeth Lennox from RRC’s Scottish Office. Dr T is RRC's Director of Training, NEBOSH examiner and all round HSE guru. Click here to catch up on Dr T's Blog.
Gary Fallaize commented: “We’re looking forward to welcoming as many visitors as possible this year. We’ll be on-hand to offer advice for individuals looking to further their career in the HSEQ industry, as well as providing guidance for those looking to develop an effective training programme for their staff. We want everyone to develop and realise their full potential, for work and for themselves.”
For more information, please contact RRC Training on: +44 (0)20 8944 3100, email:, or visit:

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RRC Launches Three Fresh New International Websites Offering Super-fast Access to Learning
RRC have simultaneously introduced three brand new websites, tailored to support their international centres in the UK, Bahrain and Dubai. The websites have been specifically designed to reflect the expanding needs of the company and its clients in both the UK and the Middle East and will simplify access for users from each country.
The product of many months of development, the websites contain vital, accessible and user-friendly information relating to all RRC’s courses and services, from IOSH to NEBOSH, in each particular region.
Highlights of the sites include the innovative News section, regularly updated with stories relevant to RRC’s students and safety practitioners and providing all the current news and information they need to keep themselves up-to-date.
The News section also contains RRC’s quarterly Newsletters and the now infamous Blog from Dr T (aka David Towlson), RRC's Director of Training, NEBOSH examiner and all round HSE guru. Check him out at /blogs/
Dr T also features in the complete series of RRC’s legendary Podcasts. And there is a rumour that new scripts are being developed for recording later this year – watch this space.
The Free Resources section is packed with free downloads including Technical Updates on topics such as The Dark Side of Tanning: Regulation on the Use of Sunbeds and PAS 1010: Guidance on the Management of Psychosocial Risks in the Workplace.
Sample materials can also be downloaded for all RRC’s courses, including a free trial of the highly-acclaimed e-learning courses.
RRC’s Managing Director Gary Fallaize commented: “These websites are definitely worth keeping a close eye on, as new content is being added all the time. The new sites will play a valuable role in supporting our global students and clients by giving them all the information they need in one place as they progress in their chosen careers. We are very excited about their launch.”
For more information, please contact RRC Training on: +44 (0)20 8944 3100 or email:
To explore the new websites, visit: (UK), (Bahrain) and (Dubai).

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