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Why to choose Safety (HSE) as a career?

September 26, 2015 Leave a comment

People are attracted to trends, technologies & fashion. Then why to choose safety as a career?

The fundamental need for human beings are food, water and shelter. Are we satisfied with the quality of food, water and environment? Pollution, scarcity, pesticides etc. etc.,

In recent days people are more focusing into raising awareness to

  • Protect the environment (Plant trees, rain water harvesting, safe use on water)
  • Eliminate the contaminants (organic farming, organic foods, no pesticides)
  • Control measures for pollutants (Automobile emission, industry emission, waste management)

Every human being is responsible and accountable to protect themselves and the environment. If so one needs to be aware, alert and action plan. In a similar fashion any employer needs to protect the people, equipment, material and environment. Here comes the role of HSE professional to responsibly safeguard themselves and an organisation as a whole in the given working condition.

What to study?

Along with the basic educational qualification, one need to develop the CPD’s to meet the challenging needs of industry requirements & updates. In order to meet the demands, NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational safety & health is level 6 U.K graduation preferred by senior management and mangers of an organisation. This is followed by NEBOSH IGC course to have reasonable entry in HSE career for middle managers and junior level. There are few fundamental and mandatory safety courses like managing the work safely, Risk Assessment, Fire Safety and First Aid are also preferred for beginners. The safety courses studied provide sound foundation to accomplish the tasks effectively and efficiently.

Why to invest in Safety courses?

For Employee

  • Work in line with organizational requirements & legal compliance
  • Reduction in the probability of accidents and human errors
  • Increase in skills, knowledge and efficiency
  • Job satisfaction & further progression

For Employer

  • To meet the legal compliance
  • Improved morale and reputation
  • Reduction in insurance premiums because of accidents and human errors

Increase in productivity and quality of work which will increase in reputation

MCC testimonial for Food safety and HACCP training by NIST

“A fostering deliverance of knowledge on a particular subject in order to make the pursuer understand the concept on whole as perfect is such an important national building endeavor action. NIST is a much known institute headquartered in Chennai who are expert in providing quality education on safety, health and environment. They have records of achievement on providing safety training and guidance for professionals in India, Gulf and Srilanka. An appreciable event of HACCP Principles and Application in Food Industry training happened in MCC, Tambaram by NIST where the students and staffs of Microbiological department were much gratified with the knowledge gained. NIST training programme acted as a key role in safety to play in this event of getting HACCP principles and strategies that are need to be identified and implemented in industrial sectors. This motivating and awareness filled session from NIST can act as a best leverage to lift the safety level of our nation”



Food Hygiene on Cruise Ships: The Importance of CIEH UK Food Safety & HACCP Certification in NIST

The importance of good food hygiene is much bigger for ships, due to the possibility of cooking borne disease increases that are more dangerous on passenger ships. Chow handlers’ correct knowledge of food safety problems, conditions and safe handling practice is one of the most important factors to obtain a good hygienic quality in provisions preparation and this has been recognized in the cruise with the International CIEH Certification on Food safety and HACCP. The provisions hygiene standards requirement says that any unit must make sure that provisions handlers and people who supervise cooking handlers have skills and knowledge in hygiene for the work they do. It is ensuring that safe to eat. Hygiene is keeping your cooking premises and equipment clean. NIST is proud to bring to you the following session: CIEH Food Safety and HACCP Certification: Farm to Fork. CIEH certifications are of great importance and required to all working or planning to work in the cruise. The HACCP technique can be useful for chow safety management, but only if people charged with its implementation have the proper knowledge and expertise to apply it effectively.

The Objective of the CIEH Food Safety and HACCP training programme is that at the end of this session, each cooking handler will be able to list the proper temperatures of foods from the receiving to storage and delivery, list reasons to reject provisions, list ways to protect provisions during preparation and service, list records that must be maintained and why they must be maintained, demonstrate proper hand washing. The Person in charge, on a cruise vessel, must be a person in charge of the cooking operation. The individuals must be knowledgeable in cooking borne diseases and provisions protection and in sanitation. Additionally, they are also responsible for the cooking operations of the cruise vessel. These duties include ensuring that foods are prepared safely to prevent provisions borne illness and that the chow operation is in compliance with the provisions safety guidelines.

NIST is been training CIEH Level 2 and Level 3 Food Safety in Catering for all chow handlers of different areas like air flight caterers, cruises, International hotels, quick service restaurants and industrial caterers. NIST is pleased to deliver provisions handlers with the knowledge of safe cooking handling practices to prevent chow-borne illness. For instance, a recent study says that earlier, in the UK cooking handlers do not have to hold a food Safety certificate to prepare or sell chow, but now many chow businesses will prefer that they do and made it to be mandatory. The necessary skills may be obtained through an International training certification with a relevant prior experience. Business operators are required by law, to ensure that chow handlers receive appropriate supervision and instruction line with their work activity and should enable them to handle cooking handling. The person responsible for developing and maintaining the business’s provisions safety management procedures must have received adequate training to enable them to do this.

NIST- Our mission is to help prevent provisions borne illness globally through educational programs that address control of chow borne pathogens throughout the provisions chain from farm to table. Join NIST food hygiene international program to qualify yourself as an eligible Certified provisions Handler and prospect your career globally.

World Food Day Celebration at NIST

September 13, 2013 Leave a comment

“Think of water, food, people, and land as interwoven threads in the fabric of the world.” – Anne Olson

NIST has a bouquet of Health and Safety related courses in various domain, be it fire, working at height, Oil and gas and more. In recent years be it any field any industry safety is becoming a necessity whichevoked NIST to prove its excellence in the field of food safety.

When it comes to food, despite the taste, quality and cost food is a basic necessity to any living being in the universe. Whilst the necessity in few countries food is in scarcity for consumption, hence every year world food day is been remarked to make the globe understand the importance of food as a resource.

Nowadays the usage of networking gadgets, work system and many more social factors evoke the need for a family meal for at least thrice a week, family meal is where, all  the  family members will sit together, have a meal. The definition of a family meal would sound simple but the impact of the same would be more fruitful pertaining to consumption of healthy and safe food.

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Food Safety – Why should I do it?Product Safety is a High Priority for all Manufacturers

September 13, 2013 Leave a comment

NIST food safety course trains individuals in food protection practices to ensure the safety of the served food in any food unit. NIST works on establishingproduct safety as it should be every manufacturer’s first importance.Ensuring the safety of the products and maintaining the confidence of consumers is the single most important goal of the food industry. Product safety is the basis of consumer trust, and all food industry dedicateshuge resources to ensure that the food is safe.

What We Do            

NIST food safety team works to ensure that consumers continue to have access to safe, quality and affordable products through consulting, auditing, training and by providing UK certification.We have a distinctiveapproach when it comes to product safety.

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The Growing Importance of Food Safety Education for Food Handlers at India

NIST opens Food Safety Certification now in India. Food handlers need to know why food safety is important and the only way to do that is through training. In the commercial kitchen, there should be no excuse for handling food in an unsafe manner. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been mandated by the FSS Act, 2006 which elicits to provide training program for food handlers for safe food practices. Now,NIST helps food workers to value their role in the food safety culture.

NIST serves as a single reference point for all courses relating to Food Safety starting from catering unit, manufacturing industry to a single line of retail industry and food auditing.Why Food Safety Training is Important? Food safety is an important public health issue in India now. Eating at restaurants and other food service facilities increasingly has been associated with food borne disease outbreaks. Food safety training and certification of food handlers has been used as a method for reducing food safety violations at food service facilities. However, the literature is inconclusive about the effectiveness of such training programs for improving food safety and protecting consumer health.

Here are several reasons why it is important to train staff in safe food handling practices:

The employees are the ones actually handling food.The recent mid-day meal programme pesticide poison incidentat Bihar which killed 23 children was a big tragedy of this year eating contaminated food which is five times more than what is found in insecticides and pesticides. Since cooking professionals are the ones actually handling and preparing the food, it is important that they do so in a safe manner through proper food safety training. This protects both employees and customers to a safe food handling practices and conserve the food premises from legal issues and customer satisfaction.

It is a health code requirement. Currently, the only restaurant workers who need to be food safety certified are managers, but the FDA Food Code does stipulate that all food handlers need to have a working knowledge of food safety. What constitutes “working knowledge” is left up to the local health departments to decide. Chances are the health inspector will ask employees what safety measures they are using and maybe why those measures are important.

Reduce the risk of food poisoning.Eight people – including a pregnant women-have alleged that they suffered food poisoning after eating at a 5 star hotel at New Delhi. Many Food poisoning issues are prevailing in India and this elucidates the importance of food safetyeducation by the food handlers as advised by the FSSAI. Despite the investment and focus on training, researchers suggest that the impact of food handler training programs is inconsistent and program evaluation is rarely conducted.

Training helps with quality control.The basic responsibility of any food facility is to prepare, produce and market good quality and safe food that is honestly presented. It is the duty of the government to ensure compliance by industry to national food quality and safety requirements. Food safety education is a huge part of quality control.NIST offers courses on food safety, HACCP and lead auditor course FSMS. Not only providing education but also cater auditing services for all the food establishments.

Behavior will change. The best way to ingrain proper procedures into people is to change their behavior. Training and regularly applying those food safety training principles will eventually change the way staff handle and look at food to the extent that safe food handling just becomes second nature.

Employees can gain a better appreciation for their jobs. After so long, preparing food in a commercial kitchen can become monotonous, and employees may begin to question why they have to do things a certain way. Food safety training teaches workers why safe food handling is important. Once they realize that they are directly responsible for the health and safety of the customers, their jobs may feel a little less monotonous.

The number of food-borne disease outbreaks has been increasing around the world. Annually, about 1.5 billion cases of food-borne disease outbreaks are reported, resulting in 3 million deaths globally and also closure of the food business. We handle and consume food in one way or another. As such, the assurance of food safety is a shared responsibility. Through food safety education, NIST hopes to raise awareness about the importance of food safety. Now, you can also join NIST to promote food safety through education, and you too can play a part in ensuring your food is safe to eat.

Together, let’s keep food safe!

Occupational Health And Safety Nebosh Now In Delhi

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work, it is a matter of life and death……….

It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with ‘ live or die’

After a bench mark success in Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai and Bangalore, NIST is proud to have its first pilot batch in Delhi

 NEBOSH IGC  On 28th Nov’11 to 13th Dec’11 at hotel Vishal residency Mahipalpur.

Do check our Course Calendar for more details.

For more details Contact,

AR.Nisha Yaseen
Senior Executive -Operation
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