The NEBOSH National General Certificate is designed for anyone (Managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation. It is ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively. Many people take the National General Certificate in Occupation Health and Safety (NGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview and is a sound basis for further professional study.
This qualification is made up of 11 elements and each element is then broken down into specific learning outcomes that wil lbe covered by the course:
Element 1: Why we should manage health and safety
Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Element 5: Physical and psychological health
Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
Element 8: General workplace issues
Element 9: Work equipment
Element 10: Fire
Element 11: Electricity
Knowledge and understanding of the syllabus is assessed through one 2-hour written exam for Elements 1-4 and a practical assessment for Elements 5-11.