Why should I take an NEBOSH accredited course
The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the most widely held health and safety qualification of its kind in the UK with over 170,000 people having gained the qualification since it was launched in 1989.
For many people taking a NEBOSH qualification is just one of the first steps towards a budding portfolio of health and safety certifications.
NEBOSH Courses are suitable for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations making day to-day decisions at work who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues and to be able to manage risks effectively. 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.
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NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).
The NEBOSH unit approach
Students can choose to take the examined units in any order, and will receive a certificate denoting their achievement for each unit that they pass. When all units making up the qualification have been successfully passed, the student will receive the award parchment.
Holding a range of qualifications in health and safety can be an advantage in today’s jobs market, wherever you might wish to work in the world. NEBOSH Certificate qualifications are structured to contain certain common units, allowing you to use your previous achievements to attain additional Certificate-level NEBOSH qualifications. If you have successfully achieved the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety you can achieve the following Certificates without re-sitting the common units:
National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
In addition to completing the courses above you can also complete the NEBOSH Environment certificate qualification which is a stand alone qualification and supported by the Environment Agency. It provides participants with the knowledge to deliver good quality environmental management with the bottom line, reputation and compliance benefits which flow from it.
NEBOSH National General Certificate
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most popular and recognised health and safety qualification of its kind. First introduced in 1989, it is held by more than 190,000 people.
Holders of this accredited qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards.
Many employers find that the National General Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation by providing line managers and staff with a sound understanding of the principles of risk management and basic understanding of UK Health and Safety Law.
The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK. This qualification is for anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding of the principles of workplace health and safety. It also a great qualification for those just starting out with a career of health and safety.
NEBOSH Construction Certificate
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is firmly established in the UK as a leading health and safety qualification for the construction industry.
Holders of this accredited qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of construction workplace hazards.
The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, including an understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
This qualification is designed for people working in construction, civil engineering, utilities, facilities, broadcasting, property management and more. It is particularly suitable for managers, supervisors, principal designers and principal contractors who require the right level of skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities.
NEBOSH Fire Certificate
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is designed for people who have fire safety responsibilities at work.
It provides the knowledge and understanding, when combined with relevant experience, to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good practice in the workplace.
Holders of this accredited qualification help their organisation to ensure it meets its fire safety responsibilities.
It leads to a safer environment for employees and visitors to premises and an improved fire safety culture for employers and building managers.
This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge required by people with fire safety responsibilities at work.
It is particularly relevant for those who contribute to or review fire risk assessments within low to medium risk workplaces.