NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Producer: Astutis

Duration: 120 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the leading health and safety qualification worldwide. The course is designed for those who need a broad knowledge of Health and Safety issues or are wishing to start a career in the industry. It is also suitable for managers, supervisors and operational staff.

The NGC is a level 3 qualification which equates to GCSE 'A' Level' and comprises of 3 units. Delegate's knowledge and understanding will be examined at the end of the course through the formal NEBOSH process. Units 1 & 2 are examined by 2 x 2 hour exams on the same day and the Unit 3 is a practical risk assessment at the delegate’s place of work or other suitable environment and submitted within 2 weeks of the exam date for marking.

Astutis can offer NEBOSH exams throughout the year at the following locations:

- Birmingham
- Cardiff
- Heathrow
- Central London
- Warrington
- Leeds
- Edinburgh

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- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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The NEBOSH NGC e-learning training course covers the following units:

UNIT 1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Foundation in Health and Safety

- The scope and nature of occupational health and safety.
- The moral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety.
- The legal framework for the regulation of health and safety including sources and types of law.
- The scope, duties and offences of employers, managers, employees and others under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
- The scope, duties and offences of employers, managers, employees and others under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
- The legal and organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of clients and their contractors.

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems 1 – Policy

- Key elements of a health and safety management system
- Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety
- Key features and appropriate content of an effective health and safety policy

Element 3: Health and safety management Systems 2 – Organising

- Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, directors and managers
- Concept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisation
- Human factors which influence behaviour at work
- How health and safety behaviour at work can be improved
- Emergency procedures and the arrangements for contacting emergency services
- Requirements for, and effective provision of, first-aid in the workplace

Element 4: Health and safety management Systems 3 – Planning

- Importance of planning
- Principles and practice of risk assessment
- General principles of control and a basic hierarchy of risk reduction measures
- Sources of health and safety information
- Factors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activities
- Role and function of a permit-to-work system

Element 5: Health and safety management Systems 4 -Measuring, audit and review

- Active and reactive monitoring
- Health and safety auditing
- Investigating incidents
- Recording and reporting incidents
- Review of health and safety performance

UNIT 2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

Element 1: Workplace hazards and risk control

- Health, welfare and work environment requirements
- Violence at work
- Substance misuse at work
- Safe movement of people in the workplace
- Working at height
- Excavations

Element 2: Transport hazards and risk control

- Safe movement of vehicles in the workplace
- Driving at work

Element 3: Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control

- Work-related upper limb disorders
- Manual handling hazards, risks and control measures
- Manually operated load handling equipment
- Mechanically operated load handling equipment

Element 4: Work equipment hazards and risk control

- General requirements for work equipment
- Hand-held tools
- Machinery hazards
- Control measures for reducing risks from machinery hazards

Element 5: Electrical safety

- Risks associated with electricity
- Control measures

Element 6: Fire safety

- Fire initiation, classification and spread
- Fire risk assessment
- Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread
- Fire alarm and fire-fighting equipment
- Evacuation of a workplace

Element 7: Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control

- Forms of, classification of, and health risks from hazardous substances
- Assessment of health risks
- Workplace exposure limits
- Control measures
- Specific agents
- Safe handling and storage of waste

Element 8: Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

- Noise
- Vibration
- Radiation
- Stress

UNIT 3: Health and Safety Practical Application


By the end of this course learners will have a broad knowledge of Health and Safety issues allowing them to enter a career in or outside the UK in the Health and Safety industry.

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