This course is aimed at managers and professional health and safety practitioners and equips the holders to advise on effective management over a wide range of industry sectors. It is a level 6 qualification (UK National Qualifications Network) and as such regarded as a university degree equivalent. Although there are no formal entrance requirements stipulated by NEBOSH it is highly recommended that applicants possess a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent level.
Entry to the NEBOSH National Diploma will be accepted with the following awards:
- NVQ level 3 & 4 in Health and Safety in the Workplace or Occupational Health and Safety Practice
- NEBOSH National General, Construction or Fire Certificate
- Degree or Post Graduate Diploma / Certificate in relevant subject
However, all applicants will be evaluated individually taking into account the knowledge and experience necessary for success on the NEBOSH National Diploma.
Unit A: Three blocks of four days of study (including one revision day) plus a one day site visit.
Unit B: Two blocks of four days of study, one revision day and one day site visit.
Unit C: Two blocks of four days of study, one revision day and one day site visit.
Unit D: A work-based assignment completed in the delegates own time.
The course delivery is based on a learner centred approach and is therefore highly participative using tutor’s presentations, practical demonstrations, individual and group projects, guest speakers, games, quizzes and workplace visits. Delegates must be totally committed to both the course and the undertaking of substantial private study in order to prepare fully for the examinations. All study guides, texts and workbooks are provided.
The full diploma must be completed within a five year period.
Unit A: Managing Health and Safety:
A1. Principals of health and safety management
A2. Loss causation and incident investigation
A3. Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance
A4. Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risks
A5. Risk control
A6. Organisational factors
A7. Human factors
A8. Principals of health and safety law
A9. Criminal law
A10. Civil law
Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the Workplace
B1. Principals of toxicology and epidemiology
B2. Hazardous substances and other substances – assessment of risk
B3. Hazardous substances and other substances – engineering controls and PPE
B4. Monitoring and measuring
B5. Biological agents
B6. Physical agents 1 – noise and vibration
B7. Physical agents 2 – radiation
B8. Psychosocial agents
B9. Musculoskeletal risks and controls
B10. Work environment risks and controls
B11. Managing occupational health
Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment Safety
C1. General workplace issues
C2. Principles of fire and explosion
C3. Workplace fire risk assessment
C4. Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
C5. Work equipment (general)
C6. Work equipment (workplace machinery)
C7. Work equipment (mobile, lifting and access)
C8. Electrical safety and Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
C9. Construction hazards and control
C10. Workplace transport and driving for work
C11. Pressure systems hazards and control
Unit D: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice
The work-based assignment must be completed in the delegates own time and own workplace. If the delegates are not working they must have access to a suitable workplace. The 8000 word report will take approximately 50 hours to complete and must demonstrate a sound knowledge of Units A – C.
Certification and Assessment
Unit A: One three hour exam Unit B: One three hour exam Unit C: One three hour exam
Unit D: One 8000 word work-based assignment demonstrating sound knowledge of Units A–C.
A unit certificate is awarded denoting successful achievement of each Unit. The Diploma parchment is issued on successful completion of all units.
Suggested Follow on and Complementary Courses
NEBOSH Environmental Certificate