• International Workplace
  • 6 May 2003

Workplacelaw Network Launches National NEBOSH and IOSH Training Programme

The Workplacelaw Network has expanded its range of training events, including new health and safety courses accredited by NEBOSH and IOSH.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate course will start in August 2003, on a day-release basis over 14 weeks and leading to examinations in December 2003. The first IOSH course - Managing Safely - commences in July. Both courses provide a widely recognised benchmark of professionalism in general health and safety management.

In addition to these nationally accredited qualifications, the Workplacelaw Network will also be running customised courses in key aspects of health and safety management, including COSHH, Disability and Access, Electrical Safety, First Aid, Manual Handling, Office Safety and Stress Management. All courses can be run in-house or at dedicated training venues in London, Cambridge, and other major centres throughout the UK.

All Workplacelaw Network health and safety training courses are run by experienced health and safety professionals with the very best qualifications and credentials.

David Sharp, Managing Director of the Workplacelaw Network, commented:

"The Workplacelaw Network is established as one of the country's leading legal information providers, working on behalf of BIFM, RICS and RIBA. We have been running health and safety conferences for a number of years, and so it is natural that we should now be able to offer customers fully accredited training with the backing of NEBOSH and IOSH.

For all your training needs and for further information, please call Sam Colella on 0870 777 8881 quoting ref. 1428. A 10% discount is available to members of the Workplacelaw Network, BIFM, IFMA, RIBA or RICS.


Notes for Editors

1. About the NEBOSH National General Certificate

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a qualification designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities (eg. managers, supervisors and employee representatives) to discharge more effectively their organisational duties and functions. The duration of study for the National General Certificate is a minimum of 87 hours plus private study and background reading. The syllabus is divided into three parts:

Part A1 The management of safety Part A2 The identification and control of hazards Part B The practical assessment

Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Papers A1 and A2) and a practical assessment (Part B). The practical assessment consists of carrying out a safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report. Further information is available from

2. About the IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

Managing Safely is for those required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both their organisation's policy and best practice in Health and Safety. Managing Safely comprises seven core modules requiring a total direct input period of at least 24 hours plus assessment time. The delivery can be spread over a convenient time span. One organisation-specific module may be added if required. Modules include:

_ Safety management
_ Reactive monitoring
_ Risk assessment and risk control
_ Active monitoring
_ Review and audit
_ Health and safety legislation
_ Hazards - general
_ Organisation specific option

Programme content is designed to be tailored to meet individual organisation requirements. An IOSH Managing Safely certificate is awarded to all those who attend the course and successfully complete the written and practical assessments.

3. Other Health and Safety Courses from the Workplacelaw Network

The following training courses are available in-house or at dedicated training venues throughout the UK. All courses are run by experienced qualified health and safety practitioners, and can be customised to meet the client's needs.

_ COSHH and Chemical Safety
_ CDM Regulations
_ Disability, DDA and Access
_ Disc Cutters and Abrasive Wheels
_ Display Screen Equipment
_ Electrical Safety
_ First Aid Appointed Person and First Aid at Work
_ Fire Safety and Risk Assessment
_ Flexible Working
_ Fork Lift Trucks
_ General Health and Safety Awareness
_ Manual Handling Techniques
_ Mobile Work Equipment
_ Office Safety
_ Risk Assessment
_ Stress Management

4. About the Workplacelaw Network

The Workplacelaw Network supplies legal support and information to over 36,000 UK managers and employers, including property, HR and health and safety managers. See for more information. Press contact: Sam Colella, 0870 777 8881,