The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Healthy (NEBOSH) awarding body is aimed at professionals and managers who have a specific responsibility for health and safety in the workplace. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised and respected by employers in all sectors of the economy.
The aim of the NEBOSH National General Certificate programme is to provide delegates with a general understanding of Occupational Health and Safety and its implications for their organisation. This programme is suitable for Managers, Supervisors, Employee Representatives and others wishing to gain underpinning knowledge in occupational safety and health.
The programme objectives are as follows:
Identify hazards and unsafe practices
Advise on, or to take appropriate remedial action in order to reduce the risks in the working environment
Use proactive strategies to prevent accidents and control risk
Identify the main requirements of health and safety legislation
Select appropriate safety monitoring techniques
The programme is divided into two areas: the management of safety and health and controlling workplace hazards, covering the following topics:
Hazards and safe systems of work
Fire prevention measures and actions
Controlling health hazards
Methods of controlling risks
Investigation of accidents and incidents
Maintenance of accident records
PCompliance with general legislation
Delegates will be expected to complete course assignments and conduct private study whilst on the programme.
Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Paper NGC1 Management of Health and Safety and Paper GC2 Controlling Workplace Hazards) and a practical assessment (GC3 Health and Safety Practical Applications).
NEBOSH will award certification upon successful completion of the written papers and practical assessments.