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NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work

Course Overview

This introductory qualification will help improve the safety culture in your organisation, by equipping your workforce to identify and deal with hazards at work helping to reduce accidents and achieving cost savings for the business. “Sydney Gateway places great emphasis on health and safety in the workplace. We advocate NEBOSH training and qualification and believe that the new NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work qualification will provide a good basic foundation to raise awareness about safety for our people.”



What kind of people should take this course

This introductory qualification is aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job.  This may be:

  • Team leaders and supervisors
  • HR professionals
  • Facilities managers
  • Those working with young people in a training environment.

What does the course cover?

The three day course is the perfect introduction to health and safety. It covers risk assessments and ways to control common workplace hazards such as fire, lifting and carrying, work equipment, electrical safety, hazardous substances and transport.


What are the benefits for the organisation?

This new qualification will benefit organisations who are seeking to implement a health and safety management system. It will ensure their workforce and in particular supervisory staff can apply the principles of risk assessment and control of common workplace hazards. Upskilling your workforce in risk assessment can help reduce the number of accidents in the workplace, improving staff morale, and resulting in costs savings for the business. The three day course programme can be run in a number of flexible formats to fit around your business needs; either in-house or at training centres around the globe. The practical assessment format means that delegates will start putting their learning into practice in the workplace right away.


How is the course assessed?

By a multiple choice examination and a practical risk assessment which tests the ability to put into practice the knowledge gained during the course. A qualification parchment will be awarded to all successful students.


Certification

Delegates are awarded the Certificate on successful completion of two 2-hour written papers.


Course Content & Scope

Element 1: The foundations of health and safety Learning outcomes.

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.  In particular they should be able to:

  • Outline the scope and nature of workplace health and safety
  • Identify the reasons for practicing good standards of health and safety
  • Identify the key internal and external sources of health and safety information.

Element 2: The responsibility for health and safety

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Outline the health and safety role and responsibilities of relevant parties
  • Outline the key features of a system to effectively manage health and safety
  • Outline how accidents are caused and the role and function of accident recording and investigation
  • Identify the methods of improving health and safety performance.

Element 3: Health and safety risk assessment and control

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Outline the aim and objectives of risk assessment and give examples of common hazards
  • Explain what constitutes an adequate risk assessment
  • Outline the stages of risk assessment
  • Outline the general principles for controlling health and safety risks 
  • Identify common safety signs.

Element 4: Hazards and controls associated with work equipment

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.  In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the general health and safety requirements for work equipment
  • Identify the main hazards and controls for work equipment

Element 5: Transport safety

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the hazards presented by the movement of vehicles in the workplace and the appropriate control measures.

Element 6: Hazards and controls associated with working with electricity

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the hazards associated with the use of electricity in the workplace
  • Identify the control measures that need to be taken when working with electrical systems or using electrical equipment.

Element 7: Fire safety

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Outline the common fire hazards in the workplace
  • Identify the benefits of adequate fire risk assessment and the matters which should be addressed when undertaking a basic fire risk assessment
  • Outline the basic principles of fire prevention and fire controls in the workplace.

Element 8: Hazards and controls associated with manual handling and repetitive movement

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the hazards from manual handling and repetitive physical activities
  • Identify ways of controlling risks from manual handling and ergonomic risks

Element 9: Hazards and controls associated with hazardous substances

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar situations.  In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the forms of, classification of and routes of entry for hazardous substances
  • Outline the sources of information to be considered when undertaking an assessment of the health risks from substances commonly encountered in the workplace
  • Identify the controls that should be used to reduce the risk of ill-health from exposure to hazardous substances.

Element 10: Hazards and controls associated with the working environment

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar situations.  In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the common welfare and work environment requirements, hazards and controls in the workplace
  • Identify the hazards to pedestrians in the workplace and the appropriate control measures
  • Identify the common psycho-social hazards which may be encountered in the workplace, the persons affected and control measures
  • Identify the health effects associated with exposure to noise and vibration and the appropriate control measures
  • Identify the requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in the workplace