The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. Over 150000 people having gained the award since it was launched in 1989. The course is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisation who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively. Many people take the course as a first step in a career in health and safety. To gain this qualification you need to complete NGC1, GC2 and GC3.

Programme

Unit 1 - NGC - Management of Health & Safety
  • Element 1 - Foundations in Health & Safety
  • Element 2 - Health & Safety Management Systems 1 - Plan
  • Element 3 - Health & Safety Management Systems 2 - Do
  • Element 4 - Health & Safety Management Systems 3 - Check
  • Element 5 - Health & Safety Management Systems 4 - Act
Unit 2 - GC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards
  • Element 1 - Workplace Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 2 - Transport Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 3 - Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 4 - Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 5 - Electrical Safety
  • Element 6 - Fire Safety
  • Element 7 - Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 8 - Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Controls

Unit 3 Health and Safety practical application

Certification

Candidates will be assessed on written examinations for each of the two units. On the successful completion of the two units and a practical assessment, a NEBOSH National General Certificate is awarded. This qualification is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), as well as the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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