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NEBOSH national general certificate in occupational safety and health

This nationally recognised qualification covers the main legal requirements for health and safety and deals with a range of workplace hazards and methods of control. 

It is for managers, supervisors, and safety representatives who may not specialise in health and safety, but require sound knowledge of risk management to create safe working practices and a strong health and safety culture. 

It is also a starting point for those wishing to develop a career in health and safety.

 

  • Course content
  • The NEBOSH national general certificate consists of two units, each separately assessed. Delegates may choose to take the units together or at different times, but delegates are required to pass both within a five-year period to gain the overall award.

    NG1 – Management of health and safety with question paper

    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 measuring


    NG2 – Risk Assessment practical assessment

    Element 5 Physical and psychological health

    Element 6 Musculoskeletal health

    Element 7 Chemical and biological agents

    Element 8 General workplace issues

    Element 9 Work equipment

    Element 10 Fire

    Element 11 Electricity

  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

  • Assessment
  • Delegates must pass the one written paper for NG1, plus the practical assessment NG2. The practical assessment is normally carried out at the delegate’s workplace following completion of the course and will receive either a pass or refer. NG2 does not contribute to the overall grade for the delegate.

    A delegate can receive an overall refer, pass, credit or distinction grade following their written paper mark and a pass grade for the practical assessment.

     
  • More details
  • This course gives a sound knowledge base for supervisors and managers. It can help towards their development progress and gives you the knowledge required to take on a more specific health and safety focused role in your organisation.

    An individual can also apply to become a technical member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) following a review of their qualifications and at least two years vocational evidence of working within health and safety.