What are the NEBOSH training options other than a certificate course?
In this article, you will find a detailed breakdown of the NEBOSH training
options for the award and diploma level courses. There are two award level NEBOSH training
courses currently on offer. The first is the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work. This is a three day course and it contains two modules of learning. The first is known as HSW1 or Workplace Safety Foundations. It contains 10 different elements of learning covering the foundations of health and safety, health and safety responsibilities in the workplace, control of risk, risk assessment, work equipment, transport safety, electrical fire, manual handling and repetitive movement, hazardous substances and the working environment. Delegates are advised that the taught time for the HSW1 modules is 17 hours, and that they will also need to put in approx. three more hours of private study. The second module is known as HSW2 or Workplace Risk Assessment. This is a practical modules, where delegates are asked to complete a risk assessment in their own workplace, based on what they have gleaned from HSW1.
The second award level NEBOSH training
course available is NEBOSH Award in Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries. This award contains the HSW1 module as detailed above, in addition to two more modules known as P1 Process Safety and P2 Environmental Management. The Process Safety module runs across 14 hours, with an additional two hours of private study. It covers the foundations of process safety, how to prevent loss of containment, common hazards in the chemical process industry, plant integrity and the correct way in which to respond to an emergency. The Environmental Management module runs across seven hours, with one additional hour for study and covers foundational aspects, control of emissions, and environmental risk assessment.
There are three diploma level NEBOSH training
courses available. The first is the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. It contains four units of learning, known as Unit A: Managing health and Safety, Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the Workplace, Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment Safety and Unit D: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice.
The second of these NEBOSH training
courses is the International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. This course contains the same elements as the national diploma as above, but with one key difference. The international diploma omits the legal aspects of the UK specific course and focuses instead on the general principles of health and safety.
Lastly, the third of these NEBOSH training courses is the National Diploma in Environmental Management. This diploma level course has only two modules, but both are specifically devised to apply to environmental management. The first, know as ED1 or Management of Environmental Risk, contains 15 elements and takes about 113 hours of study, with an additional 47 hours of private study on top. The assessment is a one hour exam. The second module ED2 consists of a 4000 word assessment, which is estimated to last 6 taught hours and a further 24 private study hours.