This certificate is relevant not just for employees across multiple sectors and industries, but also top level managers, supervisors and team leaders who are directly responsible for the health and safety of their employees. If you aspire to have a career in this field, taking this course will serve as a stepping stone to achieving a successful career in occupational health and safety.
Health and safety is not aimed at just high-risk industries. It is a popular concept and it ensures that people don’t just go to work, but are safe and get home well. Illnesses and injuries are costly to any employer. Minimising and managing health and safety in the workplace will ensure that you have productive employees. This is good for the business.
Health and safety are now seen as a primary function in the workplace. Health and safety professionals are making certain that best practices are implemented for the betterment of employees. The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety will develop your skills and knowledge of this industry-recognised qualification, and will provide you with a solid understanding of how to manage health and safety in the workplace.
In this National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you will study,
Unit NG1: Management of health and safety
♦ Why we should manage workplace health and safety
♦ How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
♦ Managing risk – understanding people and processes
♦ Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Unit NG2: Risk assessment
♦ Physical and psychological health
♦ Musculoskeletal health
♦ Chemical and biological agents
♦ General workplace issues
♦ Work equipment
♦ The Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the participants of this training
♦ Fully air-conditioned facilities with an experienced tutor
♦ Extra course material
♦ Free access to the online version of the course
♦ A full-colour training manual
♦ Printed course manual
♦ Access to computers and free Wi-Fi if needed
♦ Access to the Breakout Area
♦ You will learn to manage health and safety effectively in the workplace
♦ You will learn to identify common workplace hazards, and prevent and control them
♦ Learn to measure your success in workplace health and safety
♦ This is a key legal requirement in workplaces in the UK
♦ There are no formal pre-requisites to take this course
♦ It is recommended that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand the concepts outlined in the syllabus
♦ A score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS
Learners must sit for an examination. Standard examinations are held in March, June, September, and December.
Assessment is a two-step process:
♦ A question paper to assess what you know (2 hours)
♦ A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours)All assessment results will be sent within 50 working days from the date of submission of assignment or examination.
Once you successfully complete this course, you will gain the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. As a holder of this certificate you are entitled to,
♦ Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH
Once you successfully complete the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you can demonstrate your skills and expertise in workplace health and safety and get the desired job role. This qualification is the required level for manager roles in the health and safety sector. Here are some job titles you can land, along with the average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com.
♦ Health and Safety Coordinator – (£22,581 per annum)
♦ Health and Safety Manager – (£35,561 per annum)
♦ Health and Safety Advisor – (£29,939 per annum)
"I would like to state that this is a course that is very well rounded in the topics taught/discussed and would recommend it to anyone wishing to improve quality in this field."
"This course is really useful to give an overview of quality improvement specifically in occupational health and safety. I recommend this course for all healthcare quality and safety professionals."
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