NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is a UK-based organisation that provides globally recognised qualifications in health, safety, and environmental management.
While there are many health and safety courses, NEBOSH has evolved into one of the most popular and widely recognised. It provides a solid foundation for a career in the industry and enables businesses to build and maintain an exceptional standard of health and safety.
Here’s what you need to know about NEBOSH courses.
Types of NEBOSH Courses
The NEBOSH General Certificate provides essential health and safety knowledge.
This foundation qualification is equivalent to NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and SCQF Level 6 in Scotland. It’s broadly similar to A-Levels.
The General Certificate covers topics such as legal and regulatory obligations for health and safety management, risk assessments, hazard identification and response.
It serves as an entry point into a career in the industry and is highly useful for anyone working in environments where health and safety are a top priority.
Designed specifically for construction, this more specialised qualification is aimed at construction supervisors and managers.
The course covers areas like risk assessments, working at height, fire, electricity and chemical hazards, demolition and excavation and work equipment.
It’s a level above the General Certificate and covers advanced topics in high-risk construction environments, where additional regulations like the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) apply.
Managing work-related stress and mental health is legally required of employers. This course equips businesses with a high standard of awareness and risk management for stress and other mental health problems.
HCS offers this as a 1-day course that teaches everything about work-related stress, approaches for stress risk management and developing stress reduction strategies
The NEBOSH National Diploma is roughly equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. It’s an advanced qualification for individuals aspiring to be health and safety managers or leaders.
The course covers advanced areas of health and safety, such as legislation, risk control, policymaking, auditing and promoting a safe work culture.
A major commitment and career stepping stone, the National Diploma requires around 191 taught hours, approximately 144 hours of private study and 140 assessment hours.
Why Complete a NEBOSH Course?
By completing a NEBOSH course, you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge to enhance workplace safety and minimise risk.
These courses are particularly beneficial for individuals responsible for health and safety in their organisation or those looking to develop a health and safety management career.
NEBOSH qualifications are widely recognised and respected by employers worldwide, increasing your employability and credibility within the industry.
At HCS Safety, we are dedicated to providing high-quality health, safety, and environmental training.