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NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work Course Outline

Element 1: Health and Safety Foundations

  • Fundamentals of workplace health and safety
  • Reasons for practising 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 for 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

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Who Should Attend this NEBOSH Training Course?

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
  • Managers
  • HR professionals


There are no formal prerequisites for the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety Training. However, it is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of workplace hazards and risks and have a good level of English proficiency to understand the course material and complete the assessment. Participants should also have access to a computer and the internet to complete the online course and assessment.

NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work Course Overview

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.

What is NEBOSH?

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.

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What's included in this NEBOSH Training Course?

  • NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work Exam
  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work Examination

The NEBOSH exam is split into two sections - individuals must pass both in order to be awarded the NEBOSH Health and Safety in the Workplace Certification.

NEBOSH Exam Part 1

  • 1-hour
  • 40-question multiple-choice assessment

NEBOSH Exam Part 2

  • 1-hour practical workplace risk assessment

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work FAQs


NEBOSH, an acronym for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, is a global health and safety qualification that demonstrates that an individual is a proficient and effective health and safety operator.
The main differences between the July 2016 and June 2021 specifications of the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety are the updated course content, assessment format, expanded learning outcomes, and recognition by professional bodies. The June 2021 specification is more comprehensive and relevant to current Health and Safety practices.
After completing this training, you will receive a NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work. This is an introductory level qualification that covers the basics of Health and Safety management, hazard identification, and risk assessment. It does not lead to membership of professional bodies, but it can be a valuable addition to your CV and a stepping stone to further NEBOSH qualifications.
The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award training is assessed by a 30-minute multiple-choice examination consisting of 20 questions and a practical workplace risk assessment. The exam is conducted at a NEBOSH accredited examination centre. The risk assessment is carried out in the candidate's workplace, and a report of the assessment is submitted to the course provider. Candidates must pass both the examination and the practical assessment to achieve the qualification.
The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work exam consists of two parts. Part 1 is a 40-minute multiple-choice question paper consisting of 20 questions. Part 2 is a practical workplace risk assessment that must be completed and submitted within seven days of completing Part 1. Candidates must pass both Part 1 and Part 2 to be awarded the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety qualification.
Tuition from an experienced instructor, light refreshments, NEBOSH Certificate - on successful completion of both exams, a NEBOSH Health and Safety Certificate will be awarded, and NEBOSH Exam Voucher.
The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work examination is taken online and can be completed from anywhere with a stable internet connection. The examination is conducted via an online assessment platform, and you will need access to a computer, webcam, and reliable internet connection to complete the examination. The Knowledge Academy provides the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety course and will provide all the necessary information and guidance on how to schedule and take the examination.
If you fail in this exam with The Knowledge Academy, you will be able to resit the exam. However, you will need to pay an additional fee to retake the exam.
No, this exam is not an open book exam. You will not be allowed to bring any reference materials, books, or notes into the exam room. You will need to rely on your understanding of the course content and your ability to recall and apply the information to answer the exam questions. It is important to revise thoroughly and practice answering exam-style questions in preparation for the exam. This will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the exam without the need for reference materials.
You will receive your exam results from NEBOSH approximately 10 working days after you sit the exam. NEBOSH will email your results to the email address you provided during your registration and it will contain your exam grade and feedback on your performance. If you have not received your results after 10 working days, you should contact NEBOSH directly.
All of our instructors have several years of health and safety practice experience - they will impart their knowledge throughout the course to help you become aware of situational differences that dictate health and safety protocols.
NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety qualification is essential for many reasons. It helps businesses meet legal requirements, improve safety culture, offers career opportunities, and reduce costs associated with accidents and injuries. Having NEBOSH qualified individuals in the workplace can be beneficial for both businesses and employees.
After obtaining the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work, you can pursue various career opportunities such as Health and Safety Officer, Risk Assessor, Health and Safety Consultant, Health and Safety Trainer, and Compliance Officer. It opens up opportunities in Health and Safety management, risk assessment, and compliance and helps develop the skills to make a positive impact on the workplace.
Completing the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work training has several benefits, including enhanced knowledge of Health and Safety, increased employability, improved workplace safety, professional development, and legal compliance.
The price for NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work.
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First Aid at Work£895

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