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NEBOSH National General Certificate

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The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (NGC) are well recognised and respected by employers in all sectors and provides a sound benchmark. This NEBOSH accredited course provides a broad understanding of health and safety issues and is a well respected and essential qualification for anyone with health and safety responsibilities.

Suitable for 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. 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.

Outline and content

Unit NGC1 Management of health and safety

    Element 1: Foundations in health and safety
    Element 2: Health and safety management systems – plan
    Element 3: Health and safety management systems – do
    Element 4: Health and safety management systems – check
    Element 5: Health and safety management systems – act

Unit GC2 Controlling workplace hazards

    Element 1: Workplace hazards and risk control
    Element 2: Transport hazards and risk control
    Element 3: Musco-skeletal 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 control

Unit GC3 Health and safety practical application

Learning outcomes

 Achieve compliance with UK health and safety law
    Cut the health and safety risks that apply in your workplace
    Understand the principles involved in managing safety and assessing potential hazards
    Save your company money by cutting the costs of expensive consultants, and avoiding costly remedial action
    Protect your organisation’s reputation as a professional business

Prerequisites

A good standard of verbal and written English.

Course length

The duration of study is 10 days (a minimum of 80 hours tuition plus 53 hours private study, homework using past papers and background reading).

Up to 12 people

Assessment

The syllabus is divided into three parts:

    NGC1 – The management of health and safety
    GC2 – Controlling workplace hazards
    GC3 – Health and safety practical application

Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Papers NGC1 and GC2) and a practical assessment (GC3). The practical assessment consists of carrying out a safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.
 

Certification

On successful completion of the courses assessments, delegates will be issued with a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.