NEBOSH General Certificate a Lot to Learn But Worth It
When it comes to a general health and safety qualification which is not only recognised pretty much all over the world but also provides information which is applicable and relevant to virtually any industry a person may find themselves working in, there are probably none better than the NEBOSH General Certificate. Not only does the NEBOSH General Certificate course syllabus cover a multitude of different topics including fire safety, hazardous substances/coshh, electrical hazards, a summary of legal requirements and much more, but it is also respected and often demanded by many potential employers who take the health and safety of their workers seriously.
As well as being a comprehensive qualification in its own right, the NEBOSH General Certificate is often taken as a pre-requisite for a NEBOSH Diploma, which is one of the most prestigious qualifications available, and certainly one that requires a tremendous amount of determination and self-discipline to do the work required to complete it. The NEBOSH General Certificate itself consists of ten days' training with an additional day for the exams, along with a workplace practical. This is obviously a lot to learn, and may make the General Certificate too much for some, in which case the four day IOSH Managing Safely course may be a better alternative.
Despite it being a lot of information to learn and require a substantial amount of dedication in order to pass the assessments, those who do so will find the whole process worthwhile when they receive their accredited certificate from NEBOSH. Not only will they have a vast amount of health and safety knowledge which they can put to good use when back at work in terms of helping to prevent accidents and incidents from taking place, but they will also be far more of an attractive candidate for prospective employers who are looking to recruit a person with health and safety qualifications. In fact, many health and safety roles will require an individual to be a holder of the NEBOSH General Certificate to prove their competency with regards to health and safety before even being considered for the position.