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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General certificate would benefit managers, supervisors and staff who have health and safety responsibilities within their organisation and need a broad understanding of the issues that can arise. The course will assist individuals in carrying out their organisational duties and functions more effectively and help them to protect their organisation.

  • 1 April
    12 days over 10 weeks
    Session information
    Wed 01 Apr 09:00 - Wed 01 Apr 17:00
    Wed 08 Apr 09:00 - Wed 08 Apr 17:00
    Wed 15 Apr 09:00 - Wed 15 Apr 17:00
    Wed 22 Apr 09:00 - Wed 22 Apr 17:00
    Wed 29 Apr 09:00 - Wed 29 Apr 17:00
    Thu 30 Apr 09:00 - Thu 30 Apr 17:00
    Thu 07 May 09:00 - Thu 07 May 17:00
    Thu 14 May 09:00 - Thu 14 May 17:00
    Thu 21 May 09:00 - Thu 21 May 17:00
    Thu 28 May 09:00 - Thu 28 May 17:00
    NGC2 & Revision
    Mon 01 Jun 09:00 - Mon 01 Jun 17:00
    Exam Day
    Wed 03 Jun 09:00 - Wed 03 Jun 17:00
    • £1,200.00 excl. VAT
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Duration: 12 – 14 days depending on location

Prices for this course will include all course materials, study days, revision and exam fees.

This NEBOSH accredited qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)
Controlling workplace hazards (GC2)
Health and safety practical application (GC3)

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides delegates with a broad understanding of key health and safety issues within the workplace. It outlines both the individual and organisational health and safety responsibilities and helps delegates to discharge their duties more effectively.

What you will learn

An understanding of the foundations of Health and Safety policy and organisation
The ability to promote a positive health and safety culture
The know how to investigate and report on accidents and incidents
Have the knowledge to manage and control hazards for workplace activities; i.e. movement of people and vehicles, mechanical and manual handling, electrical, fire and demolition etc.
To monitor, review and audit

Assessments: Two two-hour written examination papers and a practical assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete this course and receive the full NEBOSH General Certificate.

Certification: On successful completion delegates receive a unit certificate, if all three units are passed delegates will receive the full NEBOSH General Certificate.



National General Certificate 1 (NGC1)

Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety
The scope and nature of occupational health and safety
Moral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety
Legal framework for the regulation of health and safety
Scope, duties and offences, managers employees and others
Legal and organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of clients and contractors
The principles of assessing and managing contractors

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan
Key elements of a health and safety management system (HSG65 & OHSAS 18001)
Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety
Key features and appropriate content of a health and safety policy
Factors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activities
Role and function of a permit-to-work system
Emergency procedures and arrangements for contacting emergency services
Requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in the workplace

Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems – Do
Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, directors, managers and supervisors.
Concept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisation
Human factors which influence behaviour at work
How health and safety behaviour at work can be improved
Principles and practice of risk assessment
General principles of prevention
Sources of health and safety information

Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems – Check
Active and reactive monitoring
Investigating incidents
Recording and reporting incidents

Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems – Act
Health and safety auditing
Review of health and safety performance

General Certificate 2 (GC2)

Element 1: Workplace hazards and controls
Welfare arrangements
Violence at work
Substance misuse at work
Safe movement of people
Working at heights
Hazards and control measures for temporary works

Element 2: Transport hazards
Hazards in vehicle operations
Controls for safe vehicle operations
Driving at work

Element 3: Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
Work related limb disorders
Manual handling hazards and control measures
Manually operated load handling equipment
Powered load handling equipment

Element 4: Work equipment hazards and controls
General requirements handheld tools
Hazards and controls for hand held tools
Mechanical and non-mechanical hazards of machinery

Element 5: Electrical safety
Principals, hazards and risks associated with the use of electricity and work
Control measures when working with electrical systems or using electrical equipment in all workplace conditions

Element 6: Fire Safety
Fire initiation, classification and spread
Fire risk assessment
Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread

Element 7: Chemical and biological health hazards and controls
Classification of substances
Assessment of health risks
Occupational exposure limits
Control measures
Specific agents
Safe handling and storage of waste

Element 8: Physical and psychological health

General Certificate 3 (GC3)
Unit GC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by one of our NEBOSH tutors and is externally moderated by NEBOSH.



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