The NEBOSH Environmental course options
The first of the NEBOSH environmental courses
available is the Award in Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries. This course lasts around five days, and is the most basic of NEBOSH environmental courses
on the market. It is designed as an introduction to environmental health and safety in the manufacturing industry.
The award course consists of three units of learning, which are further broken-down into individual elements. The first unit is known as Workplace Safety Foundations and consists of 10 learning elements: The foundations of health and safety, the responsibility for health and safety, health and safety risk assessment and control, hazards and control associated with work equipment, transport safety, hazards and control associated with manual handling, fire safety, hazards and control associated with hazardous substances and hazards and controls associated with working environment.
The second unit of learning is known as Process Safety and contains five elements: the foundations of process safety, systems to prevent loss of containment, common hazards, risk and controls in the chemical process industry, plant integrity and energy response.
The third unit of learning is called Environmental Management and has three elements: foundations in environmental management, control of emissions and environmental risk assessment.
This qualification is assessed in a 90 minute multiple choice exam paper, 30 of the questions will be on unit one, 20 on unit two and 10 on unit three.
The second of the NEBOSH environmental courses
available is the certificate course. This is the next level up from the award and usually lasts around five days plus the exam. Unlike the award, the certificate has only two units of learning. The first unit is known as EC1 Management and Control of Environmental Hazards. This unit is made up of nine modules of learning: foundations in environmental management, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessments, control of emissions to air, control of contamination of water resources, control of waste and land use, sources of energy and energy efficiency, control of environmental noise and planning for a dealing with environmental emergencies.
The second unit of learning (EC2 Environmental Practical Application) has only one element of learning known as Environmental Practical Application. The aim of this is to get candidates to use the knowledge and understanding that they have gained in EC1 and apply it to a practical situation.
Like the certificate, the diploma has two main units. Unit one is known as ED1 Principles of Environmental Management: consisting of : principle of environmental management, environmental risk evaluation, control strategies for environmental risk, monitoring, reviewing and audit, developments in environmental legislation, environmental legislative framework and methods of enforcement, public access to environmental information, civil liability in relation to environmental pollution, solid and liquids waste, gaseous and particulate releases to atmosphere, water resources management, control of environmental nuisance, hazardous substances, environmental implication of development and land use, energy use and efficiency.
Unit two is, again, the practical assessment unit and in the case of the diploma is known as ED2.