NEBOSH training - A professional qualification for those working in the field of occupation health and safety.
For those interested within the field of occupational health and safety there are a number of NEBOSH training
courses to choose from. The most well know of these NEBOSH training
courses is the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This course lasts from 10-12 days. It covers all of the vital aspects of health and safety. It is split into three parts which are known as NGC1, NGC2 and NGC3.
NGC1 (Management of Health and Safety) is concerned with health and safety systems at the planning, policy and auditing stages. This is a taught module and can be delivered by face to face tuition or as distance learning. The NGC1 module is assessed by 10 short questions and a longer essay style question.
Module NGC2 (Controlling workplace hazards) deals with hazards the workplace. It is spilt down into further sections covering areas such as transport, physical, electrical and fire hazards and how to control them. This module is assessed in the same way as NGC1.
The last module on this NEBOSH training
course is the NGC3 (Health and safety practical application). This is designed to test the practical application of the knowledge learnt from modules NGC1 and NGC2. It is based around the candidates own work place and usually is in the form of a risk assessment.
There is also an International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course available. It is based on the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, but tailored to the international rather than the domestic market.
More specialised NEBOSH training
courses available include the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate, National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management.
Each of these courses benefits from the NEBOSH training
modular system. This is where each course is divided into different sections, most including a module assessing the candidate on their practical knowledge. Another key advantage of this is that the general, construction and fire certificates all share the NGC1 module. This means that candidates already holding this qualification can do a conversion course instead of completing the full courses. Practically this means that they do not have to repeat the first part of the course.
In addition to the NGC1 module, the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate course is made up of modules FC1 and FC2. FC1, (Fire Safety and Risk Management) deals with safety concerns surrounding fire. This includes dealing with people, buildings and how to deal with certain types of fires when they break out. FC2 (Fire Safety and Practical Application) is a practical assessment of the knowledge gained in the previous modules in the usual NEBOSH style.
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is another of the industry specific courses. As the health and safety concerns of those working in the construction industry are so different to many other professions, NEBOSH have written this course specifically. It covers moving people and vehicles, construction equipment, electrical hazards, chemical and bio hazards and demolition in addition to how to do risk assessments.