The NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) in Occupational Health and Safety is the leading qualification worldwide. Many people take the NEBOSH General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.
There is no pre-requisite.
Who should attend?
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is for:
- People who need a broad knowledge of Health and Safety issues.
- Suitable for managers, supervisors and operational staff.
What will you learn?
Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH NGC course you will have gained:
- A thorough appreciation of health, safety and environmental issues in the workplace.
- Knowledge of the principles of risk management.
- Ability to develop an effective safety system within your organisation.
- A range of useful skills to take back to the workplace.
- Friendships and useful contacts with other like-minded delegates from a cross section of companies.
- A level six qualification in Scotland, a level three qualification in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, equivalent to an A level.
- The opportunity to take the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and your first steps to becoming a health and safety practitioner.
Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
Element 1: Foundations 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 NGC2: Controlling Workplace Risks
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
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
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