NEBOSH General Certificate

NEBOSH General Certificate

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NEBOSH General Certificate

The National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 175,000 people having gained the award since it was launched in 1989.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, or NEBOSH General Certificate for short, is one of the prime health and safety qualifications. The course is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps you manage risks effectively. You may take the NEBOSH General Certificate as one of the first steps towards a health and safety career, either with or without taking other qualifications such as an IOSH Managing Safely.

The NEBOSH General Certificate qualification will provide you with a broad base of health and safety knowledge on which a basic level of competence can be developed.

Our health and safety consultants and course tutors are professional and experienced, with many years in the field of health and safety training. NEBOSH Certificate runs from August 28th through December 5th 2018 

If your employer is considering paying for your course, we may be able to support them with funding. To find out more – please contact us or call 0113 308 7971. Companies eligible for funding would need to have their application approved prior to enrolment to the course.

Duration 14 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 28/08/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 57308-01
Fee £1,250

What you learn

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

This unit provides the foundation of Health and Safety knowledge, covering HSE legislation and the key elements of an effective Health and Safety Management System. 

Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety

  • 1.1 Scope and Nature of Occupational Health and Safety
  • 1.2 Moral and Financial Drivers for Health and Safety Management
  • 1.3 The Legal Framework For Health and Safety Regulation
  • 1.4 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • 1.5 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • 1.6 Client and Contractors

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan

  •    2.1 Key Elements of a Health and Safety Management System
  •    2.2 Purpose and Importance of Setting Policy for Health and Safety
  •    2.3 Key Features and Appropriate Content of an Effective Health and Safety Policy 

Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems - Do

  • 3.1 Roles and Responsibilities of Employers, Directors and Managers Health and Safety Culture 
  • 3.2 Human Factors That Influence Behaviour at Work
  • 3.3 Improving Health and Safety Behaviour
  • 3.4 Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment 
  • 3.5 General Principles of Control
  • 3.6 Sources of Health and Safety Information
  • 3.7 Safe Systems of Work (SSW)
  • 3.8 Permits-To-Work (PTW)
  • 3.9 Personal Protective Equipment
  • 3.10 Safety Signs and Signals
  • 3.11  Emergency Procedures and Arrangements
  • 3.12  First Aid in the Workplace

Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems - Check

  • 4.1 Active and Reactive Monitoring
  • 4.2 Investigating incidents
  • 4.3 Recording and Reporting Incidents

Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems - Act

  • 5.1 Health and Safety Auditing
  • 5.2 Reviewing of Health and Safety Performance 

Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards 

GC2 covers a wide range of common hazards from various working environments and the appropriate control measures required to minimise risk. 

Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control

  • 1.1 Health, Welfare and Work Environment Requirements
  • 1.2 Violence at Work
  • 1.3 Substance Misuse 
  • 1.4 Safe Movement of People 
  • 1.5 Working at a Height
  • 1.6 Excavations
  • 1.7 Temporary Works

Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control

  • 2.1 Safe Movement of Vehicles 
  • 2.2 Driving at Work

 Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control

  • 3.1 Work-related Upper Limb Disorders
  • 3.2 Display Screen Equipment
  • 3.3 Manual Handling 
  • 3.4 Manually Operated Load Handling Equipment
  • 3.5 Powered Load Handling Equipment

Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control

  • 4.1 General Requirements For Work Equipment
  • 4.2 Hand Tools
  • 4.3 Machinery Hazards
  • 4.4 Control Measures for Machinery Hazard
  • 4.5 Specified Equipment

Element 5: Electrical Safety

  • 5.1 Use of Electricity at Work - Hazards and Risks
  • 5.2 Control measures When Working With Electrical Systems or Using Electrical Equipment in All Workplace Conditions

Element 6: Fire Safety

  • 6.1 Fire Initiation, Classification and Spread
  • 6.2 Fire Risk Assessment
  • 6.3 Fire Prevention and Prevention of Fire Spread
  • 6.4 Fire Alarm and Fire-Fighting Equipment
  • 6.5 Evacuation of a Workplace

Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • 7.1 Forms of, Classification of, and Health Risks from Hazardous Substances
  • 7.2 Assessment of Health Risks
  • 7.3  Occupation Exposure Limits
  • 7.4  Control Measures
  • 7.5 Specific Agents
  • 7.6 Safe Handling and Storage of Waste

Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • 8.1 Noise
  • 8.2 Vibration
  • 8.3 Radiation
  • 8.4 Stress

Unit 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
  • 2.1 Key Elements of a Health and Safety Management System
  • 2.2 Purpose and Importance of Setting Policy for Health and Safety
  • 2.3 Key Features and Appropriate Content of an Effective Health and Safety Policy
  • 2.1 Key Elements of a Health and Safety Management System
  • 2.2 Purpose and Importance of Setting Policy for Health and Safety
  • 2.3 Key Features and Appropriate Content of an Effective Health and Safety Policy

Benefits / Skills you will develop

On this course you will:

  •         Develop an underpinning knowledge of health and safety legislation and its impact
  •         Assist your company's safety management programme
  •         Assess workplace hazards and develop control measures
  •         Develop a basis for a future career in occupational health and safety 

How you will be assessed

This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by two exams (each lasting 2 hours) and a workplace-based practical inspection project. The exam is conducted in our training centres at the end of your course, and the project is completed in your own workplace. The project should take no longer than 3 hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post. 

All units are compulsory and assessments must be passed to gain the full qualification. 

Units NGC1 and GC2 are each assessed by a 2 hour exam consisting of 10 short essay answers and 1 long essay answer. 

GC3 is a practical assessment which must be completed within 14 days of sitting the NGC1 and GC2 exams.  

Delegates are awarded the official NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health on successful completion and passing of the NEBOSH exams and project. Certificates are forwarded by NEBOSH approximately 16 weeks after the completion of the course although results are usually issued within 10 weeks. 

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course runs at our Printworks Campus.

What's next

Progression onto the NEBOSH National Diploma

Start dates

This course runs on various dates over the year starting in September, February and May

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite