The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health NEBOSH is a global premier association based in the UK. NEBOSH specializes in providing certifications related to health, safety, and workplace environment fields. NEBOSH’s main role is to set health and safety competence standards and qualifications for institutions and professionals. NEBOSH is well recognized locally and internationally and was rewarded with Queen’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade in 2014. With over 500,000 people studied for NEBOSH qualifications since 1979, NEBOSH’s work is highly valued by governments, employers and students.
NEBOSH provides a variety of certificates, diplomas, and Masters. In this article, we are going to highlight their 5 best certificates.
National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides its holders with proper knowledge and ability to identify, evaluate, and control a wide range of workplace safety risks and how to put it into application. It also ensures that individuals and institutions are applying the legal standards in terms of safety. It is one of the highly-demanded certificates provided by NEBOSH, and covers many important topics such as:
- Legal requirements for managing health and safety at workplace.
- Main elements of health and safety management systems.
- Principles and practice of risk assessment
- Methods of identifying workplace safety risks such as fire and electricity.
This certificate is addressed to individuals and employers seeking to improve their health and safety skills. It has no prerequisites except for English proficiency.
National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
Through ongoing research and careful study to legal requirements, NEBOSH has developed the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. The certificate enables its holders to identify, evaluate, and control a variety of construction workplace safety risks, including an understanding of construction regulations in terms of design and management. It also provides practical training on how to avoid workplace hazards. With over 20,000 accredited students since 1993, many employers working in construction or related fields find this certificate of great asset to the abilities of their employees. The National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety covers several important aspects such as:
- Construction regulations and legal requirements for managing health and safety.
- The importance of health and safety management safety.
- Principles and practice of risk assessment.
- Methods for controlling identified workplace hazards within the construction industry
This certificate is addressed to individuals and employers working construction, civil engineering, facilities, utilities, or related fields. It has no prerequisites except for English proficiency.
HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management
In collaboration with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), NEBOSH has developed the HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management. It is designed to cover a comprehensive understanding of the accepted principles and recognized industrial practices for the management of process risk; a process that will enable the HSE Certificate holders to identify and contribute to the control of process safety hazards. Based on rigid research and consultation with health and safety professionals, HSE certificate covers main essential aspects such as:
- Process management systems
- Safe start-up and shutdown of process plant
- Features of emergency plans
- Hazards and controls for:
Bulk storage of dangerous substances
Fire and explosion
This certificate is addressed to individuals and employers working in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. It is recommended that students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues and good English proficiency.
HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence
HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence is a one-day health and quality qualification course designed jointly by Great Britain’s health and safety regulator and HSE. It tackles many important themes such as:
- Health and Safety leadership
- Moral, legal, and financial reasons for good health and safety leadership.
- Culture and health and safety.
- How leaders can build a good relationship with the workforce.
- Different leadership styles.
This certificate is addressed to senior business leaders or anyone who aspires to this role in the future.
Certificate in Environmental Management
After extensive and ongoing research, NEBOSH has developed a certificate for people with environmental management responsibilities that will assist them in demonstrating outstanding environmental skills. Certificate in Environment Management is worldwide recognized certification that is relevant in the UK and internationally. It aims to enable its holders to avoid prosecution, litigation, and loss of reputation. It also provides knowledge and skills to support the introduction and maintenance of the environmental management standard ISO 14001. Certificate in Environmental Management covers many major areas, most important of which are:
- Environmental Management Systems and aspect identification
- Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
- Control of pollution
- Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies.
This certificate is addressed to anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding of the principles of environmental management and is relevant for both UK and international markets.