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This introductory 3-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work. The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work will help to improve the safety of an organisation by preparing employees to recognise and deal with hazards at work - helping to decrease accidents and accomplishing cost savings for the business.
This course is the perfect introduction to health and safety for any employee, regardless of practicing industry, as it covers the fundamental values of health and safety and the current best-practice guidance to adhere to. The principles and practices that this NEBOSH course teaches can be applied to any workplace and in any worldwide situation, making it one of the most valued and suitable Health and Safety qualifications.
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is an awarding body offering globally recognised health, safety, and environmental qualifications. NEBOSH qualifications fall into three categories based on the range of knowledge they demonstrate: Awards demonstrate basic understanding, Certificates demonstrate broad knowledge and Diplomas are professional qualifications.
Please note, the examination has to be taken at a minimum of 20 working days after the course end date, this is directly arranged with The Knowledge Academy.
Element 1: Health and Safety Foundations
Fundamentals of workplace health and safety
Reasons for practicing good standards of health and safety
Key internal and external sources of health and safety information
Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion
The role and responsibilities of relevant health and safety parties
Key features of a system to effectively manage health and safety
How accidents are caused and the role and function of accident recording and investigation
Techniques of improving health and safety performance
Element 3: Health and safety risk assessment and control
Aims and objectives of risk assessment and common hazards
What constitutes an adequate risk assessment
Stages of risk assessment
General principles for controlling health and safety risks
Element 4: Work equipment hazards and controls
General health and safety requirements
Main hazards and controls for work equipment
Element 5: Transport safety
Hazards presented by the movement of vehicles in the workplace and the appropriate control measures
Element 6: Electricity hazards and controls
Hazards associated with the use of electricity in the workplace
Control measures that need to be taken when working with electrical systems or using electrical equipment
Element 7: Fire safety
The benefits of adequate fire risk assessment and the matters which should be addressed when undertaking a basic fire risk assessment.
Basic principles of fire prevention and fire controls in the future in the workplace
Element 8: Manual handling and repetitive movement hazards and controls
Hazards from manual handling and repetitive physical activities
Ways of controlling risks from manual handling and ergonomic risks
Element 9: Hazards and controls associated with hazardous substances
Forms of, classification of and routes of entry for hazardous substances
Sources of information to be considered when undertaking an assessment of the health risks from substances commonly encountered in the workplace
Controls that should be used to reduce the risk of ill-health from exposure to hazardous substances
Steps to minimise the environmental impact of fire and firefighting operations
Element 10: Work environment hazards and controls
Common welfare and work environment requirements, hazards, and controls in the workplace
Hazards to pedestrians in the workplace and the appropriate control measures
Common psychosocial hazards which may be encountered in the workplace, the persons affected and control measures
Health effects associated with exposure to noise and vibration and the appropriate control measures
Requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in the workplace
The course is suitable for any worker in any position looking to understand the principles of health and safety, but it will be particularly useful for:
Leaders and Supervisors
There are no prerequisites for this course.
The NEBOSH exam is split into two sections - individuals must pass both in order to be awarded with the NEBOSH Health and Safety in the Workplace Certification.
NEBOSH Exam Part 1
40-question multiple-choice assessment
NEBOSH Exam Part 2
1-hour practical workplace risk assessment
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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"
Joshua Davies, Thames Water
"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."
Diane Gray, Shell