Which NEBOSH health and safety training course should you take?

Health and safety training body – The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, or NEBOSH, is an independent organisation offering health and safety training that’s recognised and respected around the world.

Covering general health and safety management, environmental awareness, construction health and safety, and fire safety and risk management, a wide range of training is available. So which course might be best for you – here’s a brief run-down of some of the options.

Award level

Health and Safety at Work

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work qualification could be suitable if you’re a facilities manager, or perhaps a supervisor/team leader. The course covers the principles of health and safety and prompts you to consider health and safety in all elements of your work – it provides a broad understanding of the risk assessment process, with no prior knowledge being necessary.

Certificate level

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety offers supervisors and line managers a deeper understanding of risk management and the principles behind it. This health and safety training course includes UK health and safety laws, identification of hazards in the workplace, and management of the associated risks. You also carry out a health and safety inspection at work, write a report, and provide recommendations – a useful practical exercise that consolidates your learning.

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Covering the main UK health and safety requirements for the construction industry, including the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is suitable for a range of construction sectors, including property management, facilities, and civil engineering. Identifying and controlling construction site hazards are key elements, and you’ll complete an on-site safety inspection and management report.

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

If you hold any practical responsibilities for fire safety at work, this International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course can offer the knowledge to carry out the required actions with confidence, particularly in relation to low risk fire risk assessments. Health and safety training includes fire protection of buildings, safety of individuals in the event of fire, and causes/prevention of fire. You’ll also carry out a practical fire risk assessment as part of the course.

Health and Safety Training – Taking a NEBOSH course

All of the above courses can be taken via open and distance learning, and also e-learning, as well as in-person on a full time or part time (day or evening) basis. Funding may be available via the following options:

For more information on health and safety in your organisation, or NEBOSH health and safety training courses in particular, please contact one of our experts at Acorn Analytical Services. We provide property and construction managers with a range of health and safety services, including construction health and safety inspections and audits, fire risk assessments, and CDM consulting.  

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