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- NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Course


The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a recognised qualification designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities for example managers supervisors and employee representatives to carry out their duties at work more effectively and to protect the organisations for which they work. It will help ensure that decisions are made from a position of knowledge across a broad range of hazards and work activities. Please note that CRS are the accredited training provider and this web site is used for advertising purposes only

Target Audience
It is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 160,000 people having gained the award since it was launched in 1989. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but students must be able to write short reports. The duration of study for the National General Certificate is a minimum of 87 hours plus private study and background reading.

Assessment Process
Each written paper consists of one long-answer question and ten short-answer questions. All questions are compulsory. The syllabus is divided into three units - Two taught units NGC1 and GC2 which contain the following elements and an unsupervised practical assessment Unit GC3.

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Health and safety foundations
  • Policy
  • Organising for health and safety
  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of control
  • Monitoring review and audit
  • Incident and accident investigation recording and reporting

Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Movement of people and vehicles - hazards and control
  • Manual and mechanical handling hazards and control
  • Work equipment hazards and control
  • Electrical hazards and control
  • Fire hazards and control
  • Chemical and biological health hazards and control
  • Physical and psychological health hazards and control
  • Construction activities - hazards and control

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