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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Training Course - EI Core Course
  • Available in-house

This NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (NGC) is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. It will provide you with a broad understanding of key health & safety issues and is the first step in building your career.

About this course:

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (NGC) is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. It will provide you with a broad understanding of key health & safety issues and is the first step in building your career. 

It is the most requested qualification in health & safety by employers. It provides a sound basis for further study and becoming a health & safety specialist and is considered a core qualification for general management. 

Learning methods:

  • Classroom
  • E-Learning
  • In-Company

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to assist in the planning, implementation and review of an organisations health & safety policy. 
  • Understand the requirements of HSE legislation, codes of practice and the prosecution process.
  • Undertake risk assessments and recommend suitable action.
  • Investigate accidents and prepare reports in line with HSE legislation.
  • Identify common hazards in the workplace and recommend suitable corrective measures. 

Prerequisites:

The NEBOSH Certificate is aimed at those working in health and safety and want to develop a career in safety management. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and operational staff from all functions not just health and safety, from organisations in all sectors.

Course overview:

The following topics are covered by the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety:

The NEBOSH Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately: 

NGC1 Management of health and safety 

  • Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan
  • Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems – Do
  • Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems – Check
  • Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems - Act

GC2 Controlling workplace hazards 

  • Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Element 5: Electrical Safety
  • Element 6: Fire Safety
  • Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

GC3 Health and safety practical application 

The aim of this unit to assess your knowledge and understanding gained from Units NGC1 and GC2 in a practical environment by successfully completing two activities:

  • A safety inspection of a workplace, identifying common hazards and suggesting appropriate and cost effective control measures
  • A written report detailing your findings from the inspection and persuasively urging management to take appropriate action

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