NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The world of Health and Safety is changing. School leavers are now joining the Health and Safety industry at an early age with the prospect of a life time career.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) in Occupational Health and Safety is a globally recognised health and safety qualification. Basically this is the minimum qualification level for those seeking career as a Health and Safety Practioner. Employers actively seek out Health and Safety staff with this qualification.

Risk Assessment is now at the forefront of this qualification enabling certificate holders to focus on reducing risk in the workplace.

NEBOSH have moved quickly in this COVID 19 era by introducing exams which have become open book. In effect the theory examination can now be conducted from your own home!

Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities. For others, it’s a first step towards a life-long career in occupational safety and health. Some take the Certificate because it’s what their employer expects, while others simply want to learn something new and interesting that’s useful vocationally.

Recognition – Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Element 1: Why We Should Manage Workplace Health and Safety
  • Element 2: How Health and Safety Management Systems Work and What they Look Like
  • Element 3: Managing Risk – Understanding People and Processes
  • Element 4: Health and Safety Monitoring and Reviewing

Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

  • Element 5: Physical and Psychological Health
  • Element 6: Musculoskeletal  Health
  • Element 7: Chemical and Biological Agents
  • Element 8: General Workplace Issue
  • Element 9: Work Equipment
  • Element 10: Fire
  • Element 11: Electricity

The syllabus guide can be direct from the NEBOSH website:

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