National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH) SOU01

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Target Group

Those who require the competence to be able to implement and establish Health and Safety legislation in any working environment. The Nebosh certificate course upon completion, is recognised as providing this competence. Along with providing delegates with the skills to interpret and implement current Health and Safety requirements.
Nebosh aims to improve delegates ability to identify hazards and recommends appropriate action by:

  • Developing the ability to investigate accidents and make cost effective recommendations.
  • Developing a practical understanding of safety legislation.
  • Developing an appreciation of human and organisational problems and possible solutions.


Course content includes:

  • Provisions under the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
  • Guarding of Machinery (BS5304 1988)
  • Fire prevention/Highly flammable liquids and LPG Regulations 1972
  • Electrical Regulations 1989
  • Protective Equipment and Devices
  • Hazard spotting, safety audits and safe systems of work
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safety Representatives and Committee
  • Inspections
  • Regulations 1978
  • Overview of E.C. Regulations for Health and Safety (Six Pack)
  • CDM Regulations


The Nebosh General Certificate programme results in a nationally recognised Health and Safety qualification. In order the achieve this award delegates are required to attend formal examinations at the conclusion of the programme. The exams comprise of three parts:

  • Part NCG2: Identifying and Controlling Hazards
  • Part NGC1: The Management of Safety
  • Part NGC3: The Practical Assessment

To pass the National Certificate candidates must average at least 50% on the written papers covering Parts A and B (with not less than 45% on either paper), and at least 60% on the practical assessment Part C.