Most people thinking about taking a qualification want to know 2 things; how much will it cost me? how long will it take me? One of the many advantages of the NEBOSH General Certificate is its flexibility. Being able to take the course online or in a classroom means you can spend as much or as little time as you need to complete the course.
The NEBOSH General Certificate is a level-3 qualification, equivalent to a UK A-level. Those who pass the course are qualified to manage health and safety and protect people from illness and serious injuries – that’s serious job, they don’t just hand it out to anyone!
Health and safety affects us all, whether you’re working on a construction site, manufacturing plant, hospital or even an office. Employers all over the world are now recognising the importance of creating safe and healthy environments for people to work and visit.
The NEBOSH General Certificate is designed to do just that; help people manage risk and improve health and safety in their workplace, so it's no surprise it's one of their most popular qualifications. Thousands of learners from all types of backgrounds, at all different levels, in all types of industries take their NEBOSH General Certificate every year.
NEBOSH (The National Examination Body in Occupational Safety and Health) is a leading global brand in health, safety and environmental qualifications. They work with organisations in over 132 countries to raise competence in health, safety and environmental management in all workplaces and help progress the health and safety profession. Their qualifications are highly respected by governments, professional bodies, employers and the global health and safety community.
To put it simply, they’re a big deal.
Before studying for a National General Certificate many applicants enquire as to whether funding is available. The simple answer to that question is yes.
Health and Safety is managed in the same way as any other aspect of business. Management control is typically exerted through a cycle of Planning, Doing, Checking and Acting (PDCA). I’ll provide a practical guide on how to use the PDCA model for health and safety issues in your day to day role at work.
The many benefits associated with gaining a NEBOSH General Certificate make the decision on whether to study for one relatively easy. However, it can be slightly more difficult to decide which provider is best for you.
All organisations and businesses have a duty to implement health and safety procedures regardless of industry or size.
In our post on managing health and safety, we discussed just how much workplace injury and illness costs businesses in the UK.
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