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NEBOSH national general certificate in occupational safety and health

This ten-day 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 will benefit managers, supervisors, safety representatives and representatives of employee safety, who may not specialise in health and safety, but require sound knowledge of best practice in 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 three units, each separately assessed. Delegates may choose to take the units together or at different times. A certificate will be issued on successful completion of each unit, but delegates are required to pass all three within a five-year period to gain the overall award.

    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

    NGC2 – Controlling workplace hazards

    Element 1: Workplace hazards and risk control
    Element 2: Transport hazards and risk control
    Element 3: Musculoskeletal 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 risk control

    NGC3 – Practical assessment

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

  • Assessment
  • Delegates must pass the two written papers for NGC1 Unit 1 and NGC2 Unit 2, plus the practical assessment NGC3 Unit 3. The practical assessment is normally carried out at the delegate’s workplace following completion of the course.

    Note:  NGC1 assessment is common to the NEBOSH fire safety and risk management certificate and the NEBOSH national certificate in construction health and safety.

  • More details
  • By completing this course, delegates will:

    This qualification is a key part of a supervisor or manager's development programme. Qualified health and safety professionals are an asset to any organisation, enabling their employer to reduce costs by preventing accidents and the ill health of employees.