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NEBOSH Unveils New-Look General Certificate

Lizzie Lowe and Nicola Bilewicz of Artic Building Services.

The NEBOSH National and International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety have been updated - and two Artic Building Services employees have gained a National Certificate in Construction H&S.

The changes to the National and International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety have come about with the input of 3,000 of the sectors leading experts and organisations.

The changes, according to NEBOSH come as a result of listening to what businesses need their managers to know and do. The qualifications will now be achieved with a streamlined syllabus representative of the role of a real-life health and safety professional with a greater emphasis on risk management.

Held by 300,000 people worldwide and recognised by many high profile organisations, the NEBOSH General Certificates have long been considered the gold standard in health and safety qualifications.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Ian Taylor, said: “Without doubt, the best just got even better. To go home safely at the end of the working day is a right, not a privilege; our General Certificates help secure that right for people all over the world. Through an extensive consultation process we captured not just what companies want their people to know – but what they need to be able to do. We’ve made sure the refreshed qualification truly meets the needs of the hundreds of thousands of organisations and learners it’s designed to serve.”

 

Exam

The assessment has also been updated. Learners will undertake a single question paper to assess what they know whilst a practical risk assessment will assess what they can do. This holistic approach will ensure successful learners return to work and instantly add value to their employers and colleagues.

Taylor added: “Risk management is a key part of the role for anyone with health and safety responsibilities so we’ve made it central to the new-look certificate. Thanks to our practical focus on the real, everyday risks that people encounter, our learners will learn how to identify and manage these risks so they provide real value to their employers – protecting people and protecting profits.

“What’s more, people embarking on a health and safety career will gain the skills and recognition they need to succeed. There’s a reason why 87% of UK HSE vacancies ask for a NEBOSH qualification – because they are the best.”

Available through hundreds of official Learning Partners across the world, the NEBOSH General Certificate can be taken via online, face-to-face or blended learning options. Learners will gain essential skills relevant to every workplace.

 

Qualified

Lizzie Lowe and Nicola Bilewicz of Artic Building Services have just passed their recent NEBOSH, National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety qualification.

Now as holders, Lowe and Bilewicz are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of construction workplace hazards. The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, including an understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Picture: Lizzie Lowe and Nicola Bilewicz of Artic Building Services.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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