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Health & Safety Qualifications in the Middle East

NEBOSH and IOSH accredited qualifications

Since 2014 we have been delivering accredited professional qualifications across the Middle East and Asia. Our Middle East office opened in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2019 and is headed up by our Middle East Operations Manager, Kevin Haslam.

Kevin provides local support to ensure excellent quality service with our team of Health, Safety and Environment specialist tutors. All of our NEBOSH or IOSH qualifications are delivered face-to-face in English by qualified UK tutors with experience of working in the Middle East. 

With our partners, Oak Tree Training, the following Health & Safety qualifications are available in the Middle East:

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate
  • NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • IOSH Managing Safely

See below for detailed information on each accredited qualification we could deliver in your organisation.

Oak Tree H&S course training

NEBOSH International General Certificate

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is one of the most widely recognised and respected health and safety qualifications. It is designed to ensure your staff have the understanding of how to work safely no matter which sector you operate in, within the Middle East.  

On this 10 day program you will explore everyday workplace risks, how to manage these effectively to protect both people and profit. You will have the key skills and knowledge to make changes to improve health and safety management across your organisation.

By taking the NEBOSH International Certificate you’ll be able to:

  • Understand health and safety regulations and ensure your company is compliant
  • Confidently manage and minimise workplace risks
  • Effectively complete risk assessments to identify and control hazards in the workplace
  • Build and implement a strong health and safety action plan measure its impact
  • Protect your organisation and the people within it.

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

This specialist NEBOSH accredited qualification aims to provide holders with the knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management to ensure that they can contribute to the effective management of process safety risks.

The 4 day course is designed for those that work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals and food. Given the hazardous nature of these industries, this qualification is essential to give specialist knowledge and understanding to managers, supervisors and safety professionals.

As part of the NEBOSH Certificate in Process Safety Management you will cover:

  • Process Safety Leadership
  • Management of Process Risk
  • Process Safety Hazard Control
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response

NEBOSH entry requirements

For the International General Certificate you do not need previous experience in Health & Safety to successfully complete this qualification.

However, the Certificate in Process Safety Management is a technical qualification and does assume a certain level of understanding of health and safety knowledge. It is highly recommended that you hold the NEBOSH International General Certificate or equivalent before studying this course.

Both NEBOSH qualifications are delivered and assessed in English so you will need to be able to understand and express complex issues verbally and in writing.

IOSH Working Safely

IOSH Working Safely is a one day course for staff from any sector with no supervisory or managerial responsibility. The course provides a grounding in the essentials of health and safety so that delegates gain an understanding of why they must “work safely”. The course focuses on why health and safety is important, and how delegates can make a real difference to the safety culture of the organisation.

Find out more about IOSH Working Safely >

IOSH Managing Safely

Managing Safely is a three-day course equipping delegates with the skills to effectively manage health and safety issues within their teams. You will build understanding of the practical actions needed rather than focus on technical details or legislative requirements. This IOSH course will demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to providing a safe working environment and is suitable for any sector.

Find out more about IOSH Managing Safely >

IOSH Approved Provider
Health & Safety Middle East
CIPD Middle East

How are the NEBOSH & IOSH qualifications delivered in the Middle East?

If you have 6 or more members of staff our qualified UK tutors will deliver the course in your organisation. We have experience of delivering qualifications across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Our tutors will travel to Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Talk to us to discuss flexible delivery models such as the one we used to deliver a project with DP World to reach members of their team spanning 10 time zones. 

Student Testimonials

  • It was a great pleasure to be trained and coached by Mr. Kevin in CIPD Diploma L3. During this opportunity Mr. Kevin inspired us to develop and enhance our knowledge and experience in HR and how to turn what we gained to practice. He’s a great motivator, helpful, supportive and one of the best tutors that I ever met. Mr. Kevin is delivering his HR knowledge and sharing his professional experience in an interesting, amazing and unforgettable way. Thank you for your effort and time.

    Eman Bajnaid
    Assoc. CIPD
  • Mr. Kevin is a remarkable Coach and educator. It was really an honour to be one of his student in CIPD. I learned and gained a lot during the blocks, which the way he taught us was beneficial and amazing. His HR knowledge where explained in an attractive way. As he is a great HR professional, he is a great motivator.

    Amjad B.Mulayh
    Assoc. CIPD
  • It was a pleasure to be mentored by Kevin at Acacia learning and it was a great experience, Mr. Kevin has a great personality. Is full of experience and knowledge. I have benefited a lot from him, I enjoyed very much as I learned, where I had a great knowledge of HR and how connects reality situations where he familiar with the laws in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. And the method of teaching more than wonderful and attractive.

    Faisal Aljuwayid
    Acacia CIPD Intermediate Level 5 student
  • Mr. Kevin, is one of the best educators that taught me. I like his way of teaching where he combines knowledge with humor, which makes you love the class of CIPD that I took with him where he was professional and humorous and patient with us . Thank you for your time and efforts you have given us all.

    Sumeyyah M. Alnajjar
    Acacia Saudi Student
  • It was one of the Great opportunity for me to be coached by Mr.Kevin in the CIPD programme Mr. Kevin is one of the great personality that I ever met in the HR. He is one of the Real HR practitioners who always motivates us to put what we learn in practice.

    Lamia Alshatri
    Assoc CIPD, Intermediate Level 5 Acacia Saudi Student

Our Clients

Aramco, CIPD Client with Acacia Learning Middle East, KSA
Deutsche Gulf Finance, CIPD Diploma in HR
Mercer Saudi Arabia, HR CIPD courses
Saptco Aranco, CIPD Client Acacia Learning Middle East, KSA
Deutsche Gulf Finance, CIPD Diploma in HR
Ministry of Education Saudi Arabia, CIPD Client
Morgan Stanley, CIPD HR Client in KSA
King Saud University, studying CIPD HR with Acacia Learning
Kafa'at, Riyadh CIPD HR Client


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