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NEBOSH Syllabus 2019 changes coming

NEBOSH reviews its syllabus every September to update any changes in the law in relation to Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH NGC1 module is the foundation of the NEBOSH syllabus. The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a broad understanding of key health and safety issues, covering the legal requirements for health and safety in the UK and the identification and control of workplace hazards. NGC1: Management of Health and Safety module provides the foundation of health and safety knowledge, covering HSE legislation and the key elements of an effective Health and Safety Management System.

What does the NEBOSH Syllabus cover?

More than 190,000 people already hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate, which is by far the most popular and widely-recognised health and safety qualification of its kind. Holders of the qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards.

The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK. It not only equips delegates with the skills and knowledge to manage workplace health and safety effectively, but can also increase their earning potential.

Many employers find that the National General Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation by providing line managers and staff with a sound understanding of the principles of risk management.

How will the NEBOSH 2019 Syllabus Changes Affect Me?

The NEBOSH syllabus is constantly evolving, and is developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure it remains relevant and rigorous, as well as achievable and practical.

If you already hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate, it won’t have an impact, but you may want to consider taking a refresher to bring yourself up-to-date with the latest best practices.

Our expert team can provide support to keep you updated with the changes and what you need to do next.  If you’ve never taken a NEBOSH course before, you will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and ability to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

If you’re still unsure whether NEBOSH is for you, research has found that nine out of ten students believe the NEBOSH National General Certificate is the only qualification they consider appropriate for their goals.

How will NEBOSH benefit my business?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a crucial first step towards establishing good health and safety practices within your workplace. Around three quarters of people who hold it are employed in roles whose primary function is not health and safety. The knowledge provided by NEBOSH is a crucial skillset to have in any business.

RISK is a leading provider of NEBOSH courses delivered by an experienced team of training consultants who provide up-to-date teaching, with applicable and useful case studies.

Browse our range of NEBOSH courses to find out more, or give us a call on 01623 749718 to see how we can help.


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