NEBOSH General Certificate Course

Who is the NeBOSH General Certificate course for?

Our course the NEBOSH General Certificate is the UK’s number one health and safety qualification for those people who want to embark upon a career in professional health and safety and provides a fantastic foundation for further professional study (such as the NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety) or postgraduate studies.

It’s also suitable for a wide variety of people in managerial or supervisory positions who as part of their everyday duties need a wide-ranging understanding of H&S issues and need to manage risks effectively and safely.

Course details

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

Module 1 – Foundations in health and safety

This module provides a good introduction to health and safety and candidates will learn about the moral and financial reasons for promoting health and safety as well as looking at the regulatory framework such as the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

Module 2 – Health and safety management systems – Plan

Candidates will learn about the key elements of a health and safety management system and understand the importance of a health and safety policy, and be able to explain the key features and content of such a policy.

Module 3 – Health and safety management systems – Do

In this module, NEBSOH Certificate candidates will learn about the roles and responsibilities employers, managers, directors and supervisors have when it comes to health and safety and learn about the significance of H&S in organisations. Amongst other things they will also look at risk assessments and the effective provision of first aid in the workplace.

Module 4 – Health and safety management systems – Check

Candidates will learn about active and reactive monitoring and learn about the purpose and procedures for investigating accidents, as well as looking at the organisational and legal requirements for both reporting and recording incidents in the workplace.

Module 5 – Health and safety management systems – Act

This module looks at the purpose and importance of auditing health and safety and looks at the ways in which this can be done. It also looks at the importance of reviewing health and safety performance as well as the procedures that should be followed.

Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

Module 1 – Workplace hazards and control

Candidates will look at common workplace requirements for H&S and welfare and explain the risk factors of violence at work and what are appropriate controls. They will also look at substance misuse at work as well as the control measures needed to control the risks. Other topics covered include working at height, temporary workers and the safe movement of people.

Module 2 – Transport hazards and control

This module looks at the safe movement of vehicles in the workplace and looks at the risk factors associated with driving at work as well as the control measures to reduce work related driving risks.

Module 3 – Musculoskeletal hazards and control

This looks at the processes and practices that may result in work-related upper limb problems and also looks at the control measures that may be appropriate. It also looks at manual handling and moving equipment including powered load handling equipment.

Module 4 – Work equipment hazards and control

This module looks at work equipment, their hazards and controls, including the mechanical and non-mechanical hazards. Candidates will also look at the main control measures to help reduce risk from machinery hazards.

Module 5 – Electrical hazards and control

Candidates will look at electricity in the workplace and the hazards and risks associated with it. Candidates will also look at appropriate workplace control pleasures when dealing with electricity.

Module 6 – Fire hazards and control (fire safety)

Candidates will look at how fires are started, classifications of fires and how they spread. They will also look at fire risk assessments and fire prevention. Fire alarm systems are looked at, as are fire-fighting arrangements and evacuation procedures.

Module 7 – Biological & chemical hazards (COSHH) and control

This module looks at the hazardous substances, their classification and health risks. It also looks at appropriate control measures amongst other things as well as the safe handling and storage of waste.

Module 8 – Physical & psychological health hazards and control

Candiates in this module look at a range of issues including the exposure to noise and vibration, as well as ionising and work related stress.

Unit GC3: Health and safety practical application

This unit brings together everything the candidate has learnt so far, letting them apply their knowledge by successfully completing a full health and safety inspection of a workplace, including a full report to management including recommendations.

Tutor

All tutors are Chartered Members of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and are highly experienced in delivering the NEBOSH General Certificate course. All of our tutors also have extensive industry experience, so you can be assured that you’ll not only learn the theoretical aspects of H&S, you’ll learn real-life practical applications too.

Examination

The first two units, Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety and Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards are assessed by written examinations. The third unit, Unit GC3: Health and safety practical application is examined by a practical examination.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Successful candidates will now also meet the academic requirements for Technician Membership to IOSH and Associate Membership of the IIRSM.

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