NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Overview:

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is an examined qualification designed to help non specialists to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace health & safety.  Such people include managers, supervisors and employee representatives. It is designed to reflect the needs of today’s employer, giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is ideal for Managers, Supervisors or anybody with Health and Safety management responsibilities in any type of organisation. It is ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of Health & Safety issues to enable them to manage day- to-day risks effectively. Many people embark on this qualification as a first step in a career in Health & Safety.  Course Content:

The course is divided into 2 units NG1 and NG2. The content covered in each of these units is as follows:


•    Why we should manage workplace Health & Safety •    How Health & Safety management systems work and what they look like  •    Managing Risk – Understanding people and processes •    Health & Safety monitoring and measuring


•    Physical and psychological health  •    Musculoskeletal health  •    Chemical and biological agents •    General workplace issues •    Work equipment •    Fire  •    Electricity

This qualification is assessed by a two-step process:

•    Open book exam- Enable you to sit your NEBOSH assessment on your own, usually in your own home or another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. In a NEBOSH open book examination you will have up to 24 hours to complete your paper - though you should be able to complete the examination in 4-5 hours. •    A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours)

Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification, it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. Upon booking a place on the course, you will be required to complete the WS Training initial assessment process. This is to help our team of trainers gain a better understanding of your Maths and English levels and highlight any areas that may require additional support if/where necessary. If you would like more information on entry requirements please visit:


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