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The General Certificate is designed to provide a sound base knowledge to enable non-specialists to discharge their duties or functions in workplace health and safety. It is relevant for managers, supervisors, safety representatives and those with general health and safety responsibilities who require an accredited measure of competency in this field.
At the end of the course, delegates will be able to sit the Certificate examinations, identify and assess common workplace hazards and risks, conduct a safety inspection of the workplace and produce a report detailing appropriate cost effective remedial actions.
The course and exam are split into 2 sections. Paper A1 covers the Management of Safety and paper A2 covers the Identification and Control of Hazards.
Unit – NGC1 – Management of Health & Safety
Element 1 – Foundation in Health & Safety
Element 2 – Health & Safety Management Systems 1 – Plan
Element 3 - Health & Safety Management Systems 2 – Do
Element 4 - Health & Safety Management Systems 3 – Check
Element 5 - Health & Safety Management Systems 4 – Act
Unit GC2 – Controlling Workplace Hazards
Element 1 – Workplace hazards and risk control
Element 2 – Transport hazards and risk control
Element 3 – Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
Element 4 – Work equipment hazards and risk control
Element 5 – Electrical safety
Element 6 – Fire safety
Element 7 – Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
Element 8 – Physical and Psychological health hazards and risk control
Unit GC3 – Health and safety practical application
Two days of revision are available (included in the public courses)
There are two written examination papers each of two hours in duration, followed by a practical test involving a safety inspection of a workplace (½ hour duration) and the preparation of a report following this inspection (1½ hours duration).
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