NEBOSH National General Certificate

nebosh_acc_ctr NEBOSH National General Certificate in
Occupational Health & Safety.
Start Date 22nd January 2020

(over 10 Consecutive Wednesday’s )

Introduction The National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 100,000 people having gained the award since it was launched in 1989.
Awarding Body NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health)
Who should attend Managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively and gives them a good foundation in Health & Safety. Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.
Course Outcome The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge.
Course Syllabus The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

    • Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)

Element 1. Foundations in health & safety
Element 2. H & S Management Systems 1 – Plan
Element 3. H & S Management Systems 2 – Do
Element 4. H & S Management Systems 3 – Check
Element 5. H & S Management Systems 4 – Act

    • Controlling workplace hazards (GC2)

Element 1. Workplace hazards and risk control
Element 2. Transport hazards and risk control
Element 3. Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
Element 4. Work equipment hazards and risk control
Element 5. Electrical safety
Element 6. Fire safety
Element 7. Chemical and biological health hazards and
risk control
Element 8. Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control 

  • Health and safety practical application (GC3)
  • The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety
Summary No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report and they must undertake 2 two hour written exams.
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