NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work

The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job, including team leaders and supervisors, HR professionals, facilities managers and those training young people in a working environment.

The qualification was piloted in 2009 and launched in 2010.

Benefits for employers

Workers with the Award in Health and Safety at Work qualification will benefit organisations who are seeking to implement or maintain a health and safety management system by giving workers an awareness of common workplace hazards. It will also ensure the workforce, in particular supervisory staff, can apply the principles of risk assessment and understand how to control 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 saving for the business.

This course can be delivered within an organisation, or employees can attend accredited training courses run throughout the UK by our network of accredited course providers. NEBOSH accredited course providers offer a variety of flexible course formats, so training can be arranged according to business needs; either in-house or at training centres around the globe.

Qualification level and UK accreditation

For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this qualification is intended to be broadly comparable to a Vocationally-Related Qualification (VRQ) at Level 2 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), comparable to GCSE standard.

Key topics covered

  • Risk assessment hazards
  • Controlling workplace hazards
  • Fire, manual handling, work equipment, electrical safety, hazardous substances and transport.

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