Classroom Course Introduction

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is an excellent qualification that provides numerous learning outcomes for those which need health and safety training in the workplace. Delegates attending the course will be taught the legal framework and their moral and economic requirements for high standards of health and safety within the workforce. There is a strong emphasis on building strong communication skills to help develop and promote a good health and safety culture within the company.

Official Qualification Title

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Accredited By

  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)

Attendees Will Learn

Tutors will guide delegates through:

  • Understanding reactive and proactive monitoring measures
  • How to identify hazards, perform risk assessments, review procedures and record findings
  • How to advise on the strategies required to control hazards and reduce the risks
  • How to apply safe systems of work
  • Identifying the hazards of fire and the consequential risks
  • How to advise on minimising risks from fire and create fire procedures
  • Understand and be able to explain the procedures and processes for investigating and reporting accidents
  • Be able to identify physical processes or work that cause ill health effects and how to recommends solutions and measures in order to reduce the risks Identifying the main features in the health and safety policy and health and safety auditing.

These Courses are Aimed Towards

The NEBOSH General Certificate course is the ideal course for managers, supervisors and non safety specialists among other personnel within your organisation that have health and safety responsibilities.

A Recognised Qualification

This is a qualification that is fully recognised in occupational health and safety awarded by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health.

Course Duration

You have the choice of attending a tutor led course; the duration depends upon the date and location you choose to take the training. If you would like a more flexible approach to learning the course can also be completed at your own pace through distance learning or e-learning.

Course Assessment and Exam

All delegates will have to pass two exams which are provided during the course. You will also need to hand in a written practical assessment within the deadline period, if you don’t submit the assessment will result in instant course failure. Successful delegates are then awarded with the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety up to 16 weeks after the last day of the course.

Training Benefits

Employers will benefit from having employees that are trained in general health and safety and hold a recognised qualification. You can show compliance with the laws and help to promote a strong health and safety culture within your organisation.

Prerequisites

It is not essential to have any prior health and safety training, however we highly recommend that you have already attended and passed the IOSH Managing Safely course or similar qualification.

Alternative Occupational Health and Safety Courses

There are many other occupational health and safety qualifications available in the marketplace, however the NEBOSH General Certificate is the most highly sought after occupational health and safety qualification of its kind. NEBOSH offer the full range of occupational health and safety courses including general health and safety, fire safety, environmental, construction, health and wellbeing.

If you are already competent in health and safety and you require a recognised qualification or certificate to prove your competence the City and Guilds accredited NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice could be the perfect course for you. This qualification does not require you to attend any training sessions. You will be required to build a portfolio of evidence in order to prove your competence in the areas specified.

Further Study

Once you have completed the General Certificate we recommend that you gain some more work experience. If you decide to study further we recommend the NEBOSH Diploma. This qualification is for individuals who wish to pursue a career in occupational health and safety and become a health and safety consultant, practitioner or other.

Please note: studying the NEBOSH Diploma does not automatically qualify you to be a health and safety consultant or practitioner, this requires qualifications and experience before you are able to practice.