About Us

About Woodward Safety Health and Environment Ltd

Alumni Network

Woodward SHE Ltd is a Cumbrian family led SME specialising in the delivery of accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and Highfield training courses UK wide.

From Humble Beginnings

“We believe people should be safe at work”

Woodward has been trying to make this simple statement a reality since it was founded by Tom (snr) way back in 1992. We are not about selling certificates or ticking boxes. We are a caring family firm with traditional Cumbrian values who want to give our learners the skills and knowledge to keep themselves, their colleagues, customers, contractors and others safe in the workplace.

We have over 25 years experience and expertise in training in health and safety management and environmental management. We hope that we can use that experience and expertise not only to help you to pass your course and gain your qualification but also to enhance your career.

Our pass rates for NEBOSH Certificate courses are well over 90 percent and other courses results are well above the national average. With very few exceptions our NEBOSH National Diploma students have moved into well paid health and safety positions. All the courses offered by Woodward are nationally recognised and accredited certifications.

Our full terms and conditions can be found in our brochure.

Safety Is More Than Statistics

Never forget the impact a single incident can have on a person, their families and loved ones.

Our Woodward Alumni Network

We wanted to build a community of qualified Health and Safety practitioners, who could support each others career development, which is why we launched our Woodward Alumni Network.

This has been a very exciting development and the feedback from our members has been very good. Click here for more details.

Our Award Winning Students

Our delegates regularly win awards for their success with us, several have even won the highly sought after NEBOSH Best Candidate Awards. Click here for more details.

Our Associate Trainer Scheme

The Woodward Associate scheme is a way that a trainer; either an individual trainer or a trainer working within an organisation, can register with us to deliver a whole range of IOSH and Highfield (HABC) courses under the Woodward banner. Several of our senior associates have even progressed on to delivering their own in-house NEBOSH courses.

Through this scheme we want to help you ensure your company has cost-effective access to the training it needs to keep people safe.

There are no up-front fees to join the scheme and we will support you throughout the trainer approval process.  Click here for more details.

The NDA Supply Chain Charter

In January 2018 we signed up to the principles of the NDA Supply Chain Charter.

The Supply Chain Charter aims to foster good working relationships across the NDA Estate supply chain, with all parties signing up to a set of principles encouraging mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships.

You can view the list Charter Signatories on the NDA Website here: NDA Supply Chain Charter Signatories

The Armed Forces Covenant 

In March 2018 we were delighted to be able to demonstrate our support for the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Our pledge can be found on the Armed Forces Covenant website, at https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/get-involved/who-has-signed-the-covenant/

The Move to Energus, Workington

In December 2018 we move into our new Office and Training Suite in the Energus Academy in Workington.

Energus is ideally situated for us, close to Workington and Whitehaven, and also provides world class facilities to support our portfolio of NEBOSH, IOSH and Highfield (HABC) training courses. Everyone we have met at Energus has made us feel very welcome !


The British Energy Coast Business Cluster [BECBC]

In April 2019 our application to join the The British Energy Coast Business Cluster [BECBC] was accepted. You can find our profile page here:


NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Status

In September 2019 NEBOSH launched the Learning Partner program to recognise those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.

Learning Partners were all classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles, which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold – greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver – exceeds the principles
  • Bronze – meets the principles

We’re very proud to have been awarded GOLD Learning Partner status.

The NEBOSH news post about the programme launch can be found here: