NEBOSH National General Certificate

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NEBOSH National General Certificate 10 Days + Revision + Exams

NEBOSH National General Certificate

Designed for

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.

Course Structure

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)

Assessment of the Course

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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Daryl Ball, AB Dynamics

Sept 2019

Duncan was very personable and made an obvious effort to learn and use our names. It made me feel respected and it helped me engage.

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Sept 2019

Duncan was a great trainer and made the course engaging and interesting. This helped immensely with retention of the information and also engagement of the attendees.

Kirsty Wallis, BD Ltd

Aug 2018

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April 2018

Great use of examples to bring the subject to life.

Neil Burton, MOD

July 2019

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June 2019

Really enjoyed the course. Venue was nice and comfortable. Course content was delivered well and in an understandable way. Trainer ensured everyone followed and understood and kept checking knowledge and understanding throughout.

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March 2019

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April 2019

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July 2016

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September 2016

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December 2016

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September 2016

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December 2016

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June 2015

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September 2015

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June 2015

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April 2015

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March 2015

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March 2015

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March 2015

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March 2015

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November 2014

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October 2014

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April 2014

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January 2014

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January 2014

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June 2015

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