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NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC)

The NEBOSH NGC training course provides a sound introduction to the basics of occupational health and safety. It looks at the management of health & safety and a wide variety of workplace hazards. The NGC is taken by delegates from a vast range of backgrounds who are already in or looking for a career in the health and safety sector.

Successful delegates will be awarded the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety on completion of the course. The NEBOSH Certificate is accepted by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – in meeting the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH). It is also accepted by The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) for associate membership.

The NEBOSH NGC assessment is by an end-of-course examination comprising two written papers – NGC1 (management of safety and health) and NGC2 (controlling workplace hazards). There is also a practical assessment (NGC3) which consists of carrying out a health and safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.

Accreditation – NEBOSH

Duration – 10days (+1 day for exams)

Validation – NEBOSH qualifications do not expire, you are not required to retake any units or sit a refresher course.

Entry requirements – no formal requirements for the NGC, however delegates should be proficient in English (written and oral)

Additional information –

Course objectives, by the end of the course successful candidates will be able to:

– understand the legal framework, moral & economic requirements and the implications for good standards in health & safety within an organisation.

– develop, promote and communicate an effective health & safety culture in an organisation.

– identify the key features of a health & safety policy, the preparations and performance review of a health & safety audit.

– understand the importance of proactive and reactive health & safety monitoring measures.

– identify hazards in the workplace and carry out risk assessments, record findings and review procedures.

– advise on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks and applying safe systems of work.

– identify fire hazards and consequential risks, advise on measures to minimise fire risks and develop fire procedures.

– identify ill health effects of physical processes of work and the environment, recommend suitable measures to combat the risks.

– explain the processes and procedures for investigating and reporting accidents at work.

Further development / qualifications – other NEBSOH courses, Construction Certificate, Conversion Course, Environmental Certificate, Fire safety Certificate