NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. This is a UK awarding organisation offering professional qualifications in health, safety and environmental management. The NEBOSH National General Certificate will give you invaluable knowledge and skills and a globally respected qualification. The NEBOSH General Certificate is the first step towards a career in health and safety. As well as providing a platform for higher level qualifications, such as the NEBOSH Diploma, the NEBOSH General Certificate also enables you to apply for membership of all types of professional bodies.
Accidents and work-related ill-health affect all types of workplaces and occupations. In the year 2011/12, there were 173 workers were killed at work and almost 111,000 reportable injuries. There were 1.1million employees suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work, almost half of these being new cases.
Around 20,000 individuals annually are forced to give up work because of occupational injury
or ill-health. An estimated 27 million working days were lost in 2011/12 as a result of
workplace accidents and ill-health.
In addition to the direct costs of sick pay and absence, employers can find themselves dealing with criminal prosecution, claims for compensation, adverse publicity and harm to both business reputation and profitability.
The estimated annual cost of occupational injury and illness in 2011/12 is £4.3 billion to UK employers and £13.4 billion to the British economy (Statistics supplied by the Health and Safety Executive:
The vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill-health are avoidable by good health and safety management.
By saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale, effective health and safety management should be recognised as an essential element of a successful management strategy.
Many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of their supervisors’ or management development programme. By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management they build an effective safety culture in the company.
Smaller organisations, operating in lower risk environments, often choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as the appropriate qualification for the manager taking the lead on health and safety issues.
This course can be delivered within an organisation, or employees can attend accredited training courses run throughout the UK by our network of accredited course providers.
NEBOSH accredited course providers offer a variety of flexible course formats, so training
can be arranged according to employer needs.