TWI HSE Centre produces World's Best Student

TWI HSE Centre produces World's Best Student

NEBOSH (National Examination Board for Occupational Safety & Health) have announced the name of the candidate with the highest marks worldwide for 2009/2010 for their International General Certificate.

The top candidate is Mr Bhupathi Babu Rao, who attended the NEBOSH International General Certificate course conducted by TWI.

Currently Mr Bhupathi works in communications and logistics for Aban Singapore Pty Ltd. Previously he worked in the merchant navy and on offshore oil exploration and processing. He says that exposure to the impacts of safety incidents and losses during this time prompted him to plan a move into occupational health and safety, for which he would need a suitable and recognised qualification.

For a career in OH&S an internationally recognised NEBOSH qualification is increasingly important. The qualifications are a requirement for most safety personnel in the UK and many industries in an increasing number of countries are demanding that their personnel are NEBOSH graduates.

This reflects the business world's increasing understanding of the importance of occupational health & safety. The ethical aspect, the health and safety of people and the duty of care, and the financial benefits to the company are becoming much better understood and accepted.

On being informed of his success Mr Bhupathi said: "I chose NEBOSH as it is a well known, respected organization, which since inception, has been making a key contribution to health, safety and well being in the workplace.

I wish to thank all at NEBOSH for the recognition. Particular thanks to TWI for their instruction which enabled me to achieve the scores.

This qualification and recognition has brought a paradigm shift in my view of health and safety as a whole. It has given me the knowledge and confidence to effectively discharge my H & S responsibilities."

Mr Bhupathi and Ms Geina Bramson of TWI HSE have been invited to attend the graduation ceremony to be held by NEBOSH at Warwick University in the UK in June 2010.