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What is NEBOSH?
NEBOSH or the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health is a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety & environmental practice and management. NEBOSH was formed in 1979. NEBOSH has a charitable status. NEBOSH offers a wide range of safety qualifications. NEBOSH sets the examination requirements and the learning outcomes. NEBOSH training providers have to design the training to meet NEBOSH standards. NEBOSH has become very popular in the world. There are over 180,000 NEBOSH trained (or rather NEBOSH training providers who have trained them to take the NEBOSH exams) that hold a NEBOSH qualification.
NEBOSH does not deliver NEBOSH courses or any other courses. NEBOSH develops syllabuses for its qualifications and NEBOSH sets methods of assessment. The methods of assessment could be NEBOSH examinations and practical coursework. NEBOSH Courses are delivered by NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers.
Every year over 50,000 candidates are interested in attending NEBOSH qualifications NEBOSH has more than 600 NEBOSH Course Providers based in more than 40 countries around the world. NEBOSH states that in 2014-2015 there were about 180,000 NEBOSH assessments taken in over 132 countries (this would be either in NEBOSH training provider venues of British Council venues). NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by relevant professional membership bodies. Some of those that recognised NEBOSH qualifications include Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
In 1974 the Health and Safety at Work Act laid down general principles for the management of health and safety at work in Britain. As a result, the role of health and safety officer and health and safety manager became more widespread in British workplaces. To meet this need for the provision of vocational qualifications in the area of occupational safety and health, NEBOSH National Examination Board of Occupational Safety Health was established in September 1979. NEBOSH started operating in Leicester. NEBOSH still operates from Leicester. Then NEBOSH Board set out its primary objective: "To improve the quality & quantity of people with vocational qualifications in Occupational Safety and Health”
The first NEBOSH Associate level and Member level examinations took place in June 1980. Candidates sat five NEBOSH papers; Law; Behavioural Science; Techniques of Safety Management; Occupational Health & Hygiene and General Science. Recognition of NEBOSH qualifications began to grow. In June 1982, 140 people registered for their NEBOSH Ordinary level certificate and 84 for the Higher level certificate. By 1986, NEBOSH had increased the number of annual examination sessions from two to three. In February 1987 NEBOSH introduced a new NEBOSH qualification structure, which included a NEBOSH Certificate and a NEBOSH Diploma. In 1988 the NEBOSH Diploma level qualification was changed to feature four 3 hour exams and completion of a case study.
In the 1990s, NEBOSH began to formally separate itself from IOSH. In March 1992, NEBOSH incorporated as a limited company with Companies House. In April 1992, NEBOSH registered as a charity with the Charity Commission. In 1992 the NEBOSH Specialist Environmental Diploma was launched, followed shortly by the NEBOSH Construction Certificate.
In 2000 the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) - now The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) accredited NEBOSH as an awarding body. NEBOSH launched two new qualifications, the NEBOSH Fire Certificate and NEBOSH International General Certificate. The NEBOSH Specialist Environmental Diploma was revised and renamed the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management in September 2008. In 2010, four more NEBOSH qualifications were launched - the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work, the NEBOSH Health and Well-being Certificate, the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate and the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety.
In 2011 NEBOSH as well as other UK and international professional bodies developed the scheme for the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR), a scheme which provides a centrally held register of qualified health and safety consultants for businesses and employers to easily find and hire for their own places of work.
In 2014, NEBOSH a research based master's degree jointly with the University of Hull, with the first degrees awarded in 2015. In 2014, NEBOSH began working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to offer a postgraduate level qualification to new HSE Inspectors responsible for enforcement of safety law in the UK.
Some of the NEBOSH Endorsed Curriculum/Textbooks are
For the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - Introduction to Health and Safety at Work ISBN 9780415723084
For the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety - Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction ISBN 9780415824361
For the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety - A Guide to the International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety
For the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - International Health and Safety at Work ISBN 9781138831308
For the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - A Guide to International Health and Safety at Work ISBN 978-1-906674-47-2
For the Health and Safety at Work Qualification - NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work in Arabic
For the Certificate in Environmental Management - Introduction to Environmental Management ISBN 9780415534413
Some of the NEBOSH Qualifications are as follows
There are three categories of NEBOSH qualification – NEBOSH Award, NEBOSH Certificate and NEBOSH Diploma.
A NEBOSH Award provides awareness and a perfect introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications.
NEBOSH Certificate level qualifications are an excellent foundation for managers, supervisors and people at the start of a career in health and safety.
NEBOSH Diploma level qualifications demonstrate professional knowledge of the subject covered.
"Masters Degrees" offered in partnership with the University of Hull demonstrate higher order learning
NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification
NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification
NEBOSH Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries Qualification
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work
NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety
NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management
Masters of Research (MRes) degrees
NEBOSH offers three separate Master of Research (MRes) degrees in partnership with the University of Hull:
MRes in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
MRes in Occupational Health and Safety Management
MRes in Environmental Management
Masters of Science (MSc) degrees
NEBOSH offers three separate Master of Science (MSc) degrees in partnership with the University of Hull:
MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management
MSc in Environmental Management
NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers
There are more than 600 organisations worldwide delivering NEBOSH courses which lead to NEBOSH qualifications.
NEBOSH Course Providers must be accredited by NEBOSH. NEBOSH Accreditation is required for each separate NEBOSH qualification. The NEBOSH accreditation process ensures NEBOSH Course Providers have procedures and resources in place to deliver training programmes of a standard required by NEBOSH and to maintain the integrity of the NEBOSH assessment process.
Accredited NEBOSH Course Providers not only deliver NEBOSH courses, but organise NEBOSH exam sittings for NEBOSH candidates. NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers include educational establishments, commercial training and consultancy providers and large employers.
NEBOSH is now recognised for its qualifications, which have been taken in more than 132 countries, throughout the world. It has developed five International NEBOSH qualifications - NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management,NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety, NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
There are 219 NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers permanently based outside of the UK in 45 countries around the world. In 2014, the NEBOSH International Certificate was made available in Spanish. In India NEBOSH courses are offered through classroom sessions as well as distance mode by Safety training institutes. In 2014/15 overseas registrations increased to 114,536, up by 6,047.
So now you know the history of NEBOSH and NEBOSH Qualifications, what are the training qualifications that you need?
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Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH IGC certificate, delegates will receive a NEBOSH certificate and they can apply for a membership with Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and/or International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as its qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the IIRSM.
The candidates who complete the NEBOSH course can apply for jobs that require NEBOSH qualifications and in some countries NEBOSH qualified candidates can register to be safety officers or use the NEBOSH IGC qualifications to register for other courses.
Aim of NEBOSH IGC Training Course
Management of international health & safety
Control of international workplace risks
International health & safety practical application
NEBOSH IGC1 Unit
1. Foundation in Safety and Health
2. Health and Safety management system 1- Policy
3. Health and Safety management system 2 – Organizing
4. Health and Safety Management system 3 – planning
5. Health and Safety Management systems 4- Measuring, audit and review
NEBOSH GC 2 Unit
1. Workplace hazards and Risk Control
2. Transport Hazards and risk control
3. Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
4. Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
5. Electrical Safety
6. Physical and Psychological health Hazards and risk control
7. Fire Safety
8. Chemical and Biological health Hazards and Risk Control.
NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE (IGC) IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Duration: 11 days (10 days training plus 1 day exam)
Blended Learning with Weekend Classes and Selfstudy (or elearning)
Who should attend?
Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation. This course is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.
Attendees are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units. The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment to help you apply your learning at work and add value for your employer.
NEBOSH will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.
This course is accredited by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).
Note: Minimum standard of English required for candidates
The standard of English required by candidates studying the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto an International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety programme. For further information please consult the IELTS website: http://www.ielts.org/
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