NEBOSH - Health and Safety at Work Qualification course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Health and Safety at Work Qualification course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (NEBOSH) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit NEBOSH web site

What is the NEBOSH - Health and Safety at Work Qualification course?

Category: Health-and-Safety
Level: Beginner

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification provides a perfect introduction to health and safety in the workplace.

The qualification covers the principles of health and safety rather than specific law. Its focus is on common workplace hazards and how to identify and control them. The qualification includes a practical requirement to carry out a risk assessment.

No prior knowledge is required and the content is relevant wherever you work around the world. This means it is accessible to all. 

There is also the option to tailor content covering specific hazards and risks faced by a company or sector.

Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant, rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and how to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

Who is the NEBOSH - Health and Safety at Work Qualification course designed for?

This qualification is for anyone who needs to gain a basic understanding of the principles of workplace health and safety. It's a health and safety qualification for beginners and no prior knowledge of the subject is required.

The qualification may be particularly relevant for:

  • Team leaders and supervisors       
  • Facilities managers
  • Anyone wishing to ensure they work safely

It is a perfect introduction to the National and International General Certificates.

What subjects does the NEBOSH - Health and Safety at Work Qualification course cover?

This three-day qualification covers the basic health and safety principles and practices essential in the workplace. These include: 

  • Understanding risk assessments and control strategies;
  • Applying these control strategies to a number of common workplace hazards, including fire, electrical, transport and manual handling.    

A practical risk assessment gives you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained during the course. 

The qualification is divided into two units:

  • Unit HSW1: Workplace safety foundations
  • Unit HSW2: Risk assessment activity

The syllabus is mapped to the Health and Safety (PROHSS) units.

How is the NEBOSH - Health and Safety at Work Qualification course assessed?

Students are assessed by a multiple choice examination and a practical risk assessment. Each assessment tests your understanding of the course and the risk assessment tests your ability to put this into practice.

Students need to be proficient in the language in which they study and complete their assessments.

A qualification parchment is issued following successful completion of the two units

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