No – it’s not some kind of posh phrase for ‘tosh,’ but rather an acronym for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – and I am going to be qualified under their National Certificate in Health and Safety for my new role as Local Health and Safety Advisor.
I don’t know when I am taking on the role yet (although I have taken on Display Screen Equipment risk assessments) but I am hoping that it shall be the end of October, when I shall have had a chance to a) catch up on DSE and b) get more settled and understanding of what is required. I.e. get David to show me anything and everything! To be honest, I’m not looking forward to it a great deal at the moment. The course is really hard, and very intensive, that’s not to say I can’t cope just that I’m going to be studying until December (when the exams are) and I already have a lot on what with the Mercury side of things. Damn it – I might have to take a stance and scale back the Mercury as I am supposed to be 35% H&S. We shall see.
Anyway – I’ve had homework every night this last week and have just finished writing a practice assessment for a workplace which is an exam I have to do at work in December before my written exams. I’m glad we get a chance to practice because I found it really hard to assess what level of risk something posed and also what was important enough for management to be informed. I await my results.
Also this weekend I went to see ‘3:10 to Yuma.” I have to say that I am not a big fan of Westerns, but I’m not sure if that is just my general aversion to black and white films, which most westerns are. So I was really really pleased with this remake. It was brilliant, a really good story with lots of action and a few Native Americans too (stereotypically bad people as always!) I was a little unsure about it when I first saw the trailer the other week, but have to say – great film – 4 stars!