NEBOSH National General Certificate

Course Objectives:

As stated within the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, any manager who is appointed to control health and safety issues must be ‘suitably and sufficiently trained’.  The NEBOSH National General Certificate is an examined basic level qualification designed to provide this necessary knowledge and understanding of health & safety.

Who Should Attend?

Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders or Safety Representatives who play a significant role within the management of organisational health & safety.

Course Content:

The syllabus is divided into 2 units:

NG1 – Management of Health & Safety

  • Foundations in health and safety
  • Health & safety management systems (Plan)
  • Health & safety management systems (Do)
  • Health & safety management systems (Check)
  • Health & safety management systems (Act)

NG2 – Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Workplace hazards and risk control
  • Transport hazards and risk control
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
  • Work equipment hazards and risk control
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
  • Physical and psychological health hazards and control

In addition to classroom tuition time,  NEBOSH advises a further 40 hours of private study to ensure a successful result.

Testing is completed in two stages: NG1 is via access to an Open Book Examination Portal with questions based on a Safety Scenario the delegate will demonstrate their knowledge of how to apply the relevant regulations and safety measures required to mitigate the scenario.  NG2 is to conduct an unaided workplace safety inspection which outlines 10 workplace hazards from a minimum of 5 hazard categories, with the delegate outlining control measures to reduce the risk so far as reasonably practicable.

To achieve this qualification delegates must pass both elements NG1 & NG2.


11 days (including exam)