NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) in Occupational Health and Safety is a nationally recognised qualification covering the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, a range of workplace hazards and methods of control.

Designed for:

Non-specialists in health and safety who require sound initial training leading to a basic recognised qualification through examination and assessment.  These would include managers, supervisors and safety representatives.

Successful completion of the NEBOSH NGC will enable candidates with at least five years experience to apply for Tech IOSH.

Course Structure & Key Topics:

The NEBOSH NGC consists of two units, each separately assessed.  Delegates may choose to take units either all at the same time or separately.  On successful completion of each unit, a unit certificate will be issued. However, to achieve the NEBOSH NGC Certificate award, delegates will need to pass both of the units within a five-year period.

The two units are: 

Why we should manage workplace health and safety, how health and safety management systems work and what they look like, manage risk - understanding people and processes, health and safety monitoring and measuring.

Based on the principles of Plan, Do, Check and Act and the management of Health & Safety Foundations. Candidates will receive tuition on Health & Safety, Policy, Organising for health & safety, promoting a positive culture, risk assessment, principles of control, monitoring, review and audit, accident investigation.

Controlling Workplace Hazards Movement of People and vehicles, manual and mechanical handling, work equipment, electrical safety, fire safety, chemical and biological hazards, physical and psychological hazards, construction activities

Physical and psychological health, musculoskeletal health, chemical and biological agents, general workplace issues, work equipment, fire & electricity. Practical Assessment - the practical assessment will be carried out at the employees workplace and will consist of an unaided workplace inspection.

To satisfy the requirements for the award, delegates must pass an open book examination (NG1), plus the practical assessment (NG2). There is also a requirement to attend a 30 minute virtual interview relating to the exam.

Course Assessment: Assessed by combination of one open book examination questions paper and a practical risk assessment.
Duration: 11 Days
Course Verifier: National Examination Board of Safety and Health
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