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NEBOSH National General Certificate

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an in-depth course that covers the main legal requirements for managing health and safety in the UK and how to control workplace risks and hazards.

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) offer globally recognised qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental requirements in all places of work.

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Duration: 10 days plus exam day

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Group Size: 12 per course

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Who Requires NEBOSH National General Certificate Training?

The NEBOSH National General Certificate training course is a nationally recognised and recommended training course for any manager, supervisor or employee who is involved with their organisations H&S decision making or where H&S forms a significant part of their role.

The General Certificate training course is also considered a good first step for anyone considering a career within H&S.

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NEBOSH General Certificate Training Course Content

The course is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately with an individual certificate being awarded for each unit. On successful completion of all 3 units and overall certificate will be issued.

  • Unit 1: National General Certificate (NGC1) – Management of Health & Safety

    Element 1 – Foundation in Health & Safety

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the scope of H&S, the moral, financial and legal reasons for promoting H&S and the legal framework and its regulations.

    Element 2 – Health & Safety Management Systems – Plan

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline the key elements of a H&S Management System and importance and features of the H&S Policy.

    Element 3 – Health & Safety Management Systems – Do

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline the roles and responsibilities of employers, directors, managers and employees in relation to H&S. Delegates will be able to explain the concept of H&S culture and the factors which influence behaviour at work as well as the principles and practice of risk assessment, safe systems of work and emergency planning.

    Element 4 – Health & Safety Management Systems – Check

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline the purpose and role of proactive and reactive monitoring, including procedures for accident investigations and the reporting of these.

    Element 5 – Health & Safety Management Systems – Act

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to explain the purpose of and procedures for H&S auditing and the regular reviews of an organisations H&S performance.
  • Unit 2: General Certificate (GC2) – Controlling Workplace Hazards

    Element 1 – Workplace Hazards and Risk Controls

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline common health, welfare and work environment requirements in the workplace and explain the risk factors, effects and control measures for violence and substance misuse. Delegates will also be able to explain the hazards and control measures for safe movements of people, working at height and temporary works.

    Element 2 – Transport Hazards and Risk Controls

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to explain the hazards and control measures for the safe movement of vehicles in the workplace and outline the factors associated with driving at work that increases the risk of incidents and the control measures to reduce work-related driving risks.

    Element 3 – Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Controls

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to explain work hazards, processes and practices that may give rise to work-related upper limb disorders and appropriate manual handling control measures.

    Element 4 – Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Controls

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline general requirements for work equipment and be able to explain the hazards and controls for hand-held tools. Delegates should also be able to describe the main mechanical and non-mechanical hazards of machinery and explain the main control measures for reducing risk from machinery hazards.

    Element 5 – Electrical Safety

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline the principles, hazards and risks associated with the use of electricity in the workplace and the control measures that should be in place to reduce the associated risks.

    Element 6 – Fire Safety

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to describe the principles of fire initiation, classification and spread as well as the basic principles of fire prevention. Delegates should also be able to outline the basic principles of fire risk assessment, fire alarm and equipment as well as evacuation planning.

    Element 7 – Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Controls

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline the forms of, the classification of, and the health risks from exposure to, hazardous substances. Delegates should also be able to outline the hazards and control measures associated with specific agents and the safe handling, storage and disposal of waste.

    Element 8 – Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Controls

    • On completion of this element delegates should be able to outline the health effects associates with exposure to noise, vibration, ionising and non-ionising and stress and their appropriate control measures.
  • Unit 3: General Certificate (GC3) – Health and Safety Practical Application

    A two-hour practical exam carried out in the delegates own workplace consisting of two elements.

    Element 1 – Workplace Inspection

    • Delegates will need to demonstrate that they can undertake a workplace inspection identifying uncontrolled hazards and unsafe practices, their consequences, what needs to be done about them and how quickly

    Element 2 – A Written Report

    • Delegates will need to demonstrate their ability to produce a written report outlining the findings of the workplace inspection. The report will explain what action is needed whilst identifying what management need to do to resolve the issues identified.

NEBOSH National General Certificate Training Information

We can be flexible on how we deliver the 10 days training to your employees. If you only have one or two people needing training, then our ‘public’ or ‘open course’ course available at a per person cost would be the best option.

If you looking to train a larger group of employees, then we have several options that we can discuss with you allowing you to choose which would work best for your organisation. Options include training on block – 10 days over two weeks. We can split the weeks, a popular choice amongst our clients is two train the first week one month and deliver the second week the following month. Another popular choice is the day release option of delivering one day a week over 10 weeks. Our training consultants will be on hand to discuss all options with you.

To ensure that your delegates have the best chance of passing each of the three units we also offer a revision day prior to the exam day to recap all salient points and help with any areas of uncertainty that the delegates may have.

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At UK Fire Training, our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever your training or support requirements, we will endeavour to meet your needs.

To book a course or to find out more, call us today on 0800 216764, email us at info@ukfiretraining.com or simply complete this enquiry form.

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