NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupatioinal Health and Safety

Excel in health and safety management


The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is designed for those who want to build their successful career in health and safety. It is the most popular qualification in the United Kingdom. The course introduces delegates to the key issues, principles and practices of health and safety and legal requirements. The training program enables the delegates to identify the various types of hazards and take the control measures for reducing the risks which can otherwise become a threat to health and safety. The course focuses on the general health and safety issues found in the workplace and covers the legal requirements and best practices for improving health and safety culture of the organisation. During the training program, the delegates will learn the key elements of an efficient health and safety policy and organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of managers and employees. The course also introduces you to the concept of health and safety culture in the organisation and control various workplace risks such as work equipment, transport, chemical and biological hazards as well as fire and electrical safety.

  • Sound basis for higher professional qualification

  • Better job prospects for people holding National General Certificate

  • Manage workplace risks effectively

  • Control workplace hazards in most efficient and suitable way

  • Courses delivered by certified instructors


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Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.


Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.



Delegates will get certification of completion at the end of the course.


There are no prerequisites for attending the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course. However, it would be beneficial for those delegates who have completed the NEBOSH Award level qualification.  


The course is designed for:

  • Managers
  • Operational Staff
  • Supervisors
  • Directors
  • HR Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Anyone responsible for improving health and well-being of their employees


  • Understand the key issues related to health, safety and environment in the workplace
  • Learn how to create an effective safety system within the organisation
  • Explore the principles and practices of risk management
  • Outline the importance and scope of effective risk management
  • Describe the benefits of maintaining and promoting good health among employees
  • Explain the framework for legal policies related to health issues
  • Identify the different types of hazards in the workplace
  • Analyse the types of illness and losses occur due to accidents or incidents
  • Review the potential risks that employee may face
  • Control workplace hazards which can otherwise become a threat to health and safety
  • Recommend suitable measures to protect the assets, properties and employees from various hazards
  • Efficiently handle the health and safety issues of the employees

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The NEBOSH training program provides fundamental knowledge required to handle key issues of health and safety in the workplace. The course introduces non-specialists from all types of organisations to the occupational health and safety and enables them to manage workplace hazards and risks effectively. The course provides fundamental knowledge to the employers and managers for successful implementation of effective health and safety programs or policies and makes a positive contribution towards the growth of the organisation.


Overview of Workplace Health and Safety

  • Scope and nature of occupational health and safety
  • Personal health and safety
  • Proactive and Reactive procedures
  • Investigate and report incidents and accidents
  • Job description of employers, supervisors and employees
  • Legal framework for the regulation of health and safety
  • Legal roles and responsibilities of clients and contractors

Health and Safety Management Systems

  • Policy
    • Components of a health and safety management system
    • Need and importance of setting policy for health and safety
    • Key features of an effective health and safety policy
  • Organising
    • Role and responsibilities of employers and managers
    • Human factors affecting behaviour at work
    • Concept of health and safety culture
    • Provision of first aid in the workplace
  • Planning
    • What is the importance of planning?
    • Principles of risk assessment
    • Risk reduction measures
    • Sources of health and safety information
    • Role of permit-to-work system
  • Audit and Review
    • Active and reactive monitoring
    • Investigate incidents
    • Record and report incidents
    • Health and safety audit
    • Review of health and safety performance

Control Workplace Risks

  • Workplace Hazards
    • Health and work environment requirements
    • Substance misuse
    • Violence at work
    • Work at elevations
    • Safe movement of people in the workplace
    • Excavations
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards
    • Manual handling hazards
    • Manually and mechanically operated load handling equipment
  • Electrical Safety
    • Risks associated with electricity
    • Corrective measures
  • Transport Hazards
    • Driving at work
    • Safe movement of vehicles in the workplace
  • Work Equipment Hazards
    • Machinery hazards
    • General requirements for work equipment
    • Hand-held tools
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards
    • Health risks from hazardous substances
    • Workplace exposure limits
    • Assessment of health risks
    • Safe handling and storage of waste
  • Fire Safety
    • Fire initiation
    • Fire risk assessment
    • Fire prevention
    • Fire alarm and fire-fighting equipment
    • Evacuation of a workplace
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards
    • Vibration
    • Stress
    • Radiation
    • Noise

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