NEBOSH Environmental Course Options
There are three NEBOSH environmental courses
available, all at different levels.
The first is the award in NEBOSH Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries Qualification. This is a basic level courses, design to introduce candidates to environmental concerns, specially in the production industries.
It is made up of three units of learning. HSW1 Workplace Safety Foundations, PS1 Process Safety and PS2 Environmental Management. The assessment for this NEBOSH training
course is by a multiple choice exam that lasts for one and a half hours. 30 of the questions come from HSW1, 20 from PS1 and 10 from PS2.
The second is the NEBOSH environmental certificate
. This NEBOSH environmental course
is the next level up from the award. It runs over 5 – 7 days, depending on the provider. The environmental certificate is made up of two units, and in the style that NEBOSH has now become famous for one deals with the knowledge and understanding needed (EC1 Management and Control of environmental hazards), while the second gives the candidate an opportunity to apply this to a real world practical situation (EC2 environmental practical application).
Unit EC1 covers a range of topics including management systems for environmental concerns, assessing the impact of factors on the environment, controlling air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and waste, how to use energy efficient and sources of energy and planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies.
The last of the environmental NEBOSH courses
we will deal with here is the Diploma in Environmental management. This is the most advanced of NEBOSH environmental courses
and is made up of two units ED1 Management of Environmental Risk and and ED2 Application of Environmental Risk theory and practice.
Unit ED1 is further split into 15 elements which address environment risks and systems for dealing with them including: risk management, risk evaluation, auditing, environment legislation, access to information, legal duties, dealing with gas, energy, water, and waste.
Assessment for the NEBOSH environmental Diploma is done by a three hour examination worth 75% of the total mark (based on learning from ED1) and a risk assessment worth 25% of the mark.