Nowadays there are so many NEBOSH Training Options
In 1979, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) was formed to offer training to health and safety professional across a number of industries. Since then NEBOSH have continued to offer and develop training that promotes safe working practices and the development of those whose responsibility it is to preserve the safety of others.
The NEBOSH training
options can divided up into three levels of achievement. These are the diploma, the certificate and the award.
The most basic of the NEBOSH training
options is the award. This course type runs over the shortest duration, usually around three days and it suits those just beginning their careers in health and safety. Candidates can choose between The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification and The NEBOSH Safety, Health and Environment for the Process Industries qualification. Both courses cover the basic practices of health and safety at work, although the latter qualification has been specifically designed for the hazards of those working within the industries that work to set processes.
The intermediate level NEBOSH training
is the certificate option. Usually lasting from 10 - 13 days dependent on the course and the training provider, the certificate option requires both taught and private study hours. Although a more recent development in the delivery of NEBOSH training
is that the taught hours can be taken as distance learning modules, meaning that the candidate can work at their own pace, but still receive the support of a tutor and contact with other students via the internet.
There is a choice of NEBOSH certificates on offer and they include The National General in Occupational Health and Safety, The International General in Occupational Health and Safety, The National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and The certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. Each certificate is made up of 3 to 5 modules, at least one of which is an assessment of the practical application of the skills learnt in the other modules. The certificates are assessed by written and practical exams that can be taken across the UK. Candidates passing these certificate level courses can apply for Tech IOSH and AIIRSM membership.
The highest level NEBOSH training
available is the diploma level course. The most prestigious and time consuming of the course options, the National and International diploma have around a 60 day duration. Both the international and national diplomas consist of four study modules focused on the following topics:
1. Managing health and safety
2. Hazardous agents in the workplace
3. Workplace and work equipment safety
4. Application of health and safety theory
(The international is based on the national diploma course but omits the UK legislation, not needed by those working outside of the UK). The first three modules are assessed via a written exam and the forth modules requires delegates to put into practice what they have learnt. Candidates passing the International or national diplomas can apply for Grad IOSH and MIIRSM membership.
With such a varied and well respect range of courses, NEBOSH training
is a sensible choice for any health and safety professional.