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  • The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is one of the most widely attained health and safety qualifications within the UK. Offering a valuable overview of the core aspects of occupational health and safety; the course provides an excellent platform for individuals who are looking to build upon their knowledge and skills and to further their career.

    • Nov 01
      Mon 8:30 AM - Thu 9:00 AM Stoke-on-Trent Workshop 2 week course with a 1 week gap in between
      • £1,095.00 excl. VAT
      Session information
      Week 1 Classroom Course
      Mon 01 Nov 08:30 - Fri 05 Nov 17:00
      Week 2 Classroom Course
      Mon 15 Nov 08:30 - Fri 19 Nov 17:00
      Examination Day
      Wed 01 Dec 09:00 - Thu 02 Dec 09:00
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    The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is accredited at Level 3 within the National Qualification Framework and also meets the academic requirements of IOSH for Technician membership (TechIOSH). The qualification is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) for associate membership.

    Who Should Attend

    This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively. Many people take the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. It gives a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.

    Topics Covered

    Course Programme:

    Unit NG1 - Management of Health and Safety

    • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
    • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
    • Managing risk - understanding people and processes
    • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

    Unit NG2 - Risk Assessment

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


    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Oct 18 Syllabus)

    Unit Titles:

    • Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety
    • Unit NG2: Risk Assessment


    • NG1: Question Paper | Assessment Time: 2 hours
    • NG2: Practical Assessment | Assessment Time: 3 hours

    Pass Standards:

    A 'Pass' must be achieved in both units to achieve the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


    No previous health and safety knowledge is required however candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.


    The Learner will be able to:

    • Justify health and safety improvements using moral, financial and legal arguments
    • Advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace
    • Help their organisation manage contractors
    • Work within a health and safety management system, recognising what effective general policy, organisation and arrangements should look like
    • Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in their organisation
    • Do a general risk assessment in their own workplace - profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions
    • Recognise workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and effective ways to minimise those impacts
    • Develop basic safe systems of work (including taking account of typical emergencies) and knowing when to use permit-to-work systems for special risks
    • Take part in incident investigations
    • Help their employer to check their management system effectiveness - through monitoring, audits and reviews

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