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Asbestos and the NEBOSH National General Certificate

Introduction

The health risks posed by asbestos dust are so great and severe that a general qualification like the NEBOSH National General Certificate is not in-depth enough to provide workers and individuals with sufficient knowledge to work with asbestos such as removing it during demolition or renovation work. Rather, the NEBOSH General Certificate provides a general overview of the health and safety risks that are posed by asbestos, with a view of making individuals aware of the danger and the next level/what needs to be done with regards to further and more detailed knowledge and health and safety training required.

Even a health and safety course which concentrates solely on asbestos may not provide the level of knowledge required for a person to adequately and safely perform their workplace duties. For example our online Asbestos Awareness course only intends to provide an overview of the dangers and important information such as what needs to be done when encountering asbestos and an outline of the primary health and safety legislation regarding asbestos and keeping people safe from harm. This includes both employees and members of the public who may be on or near the site where the work is being carried out.



Asbestos Training

Asbestos is just one of many areas where the NEBOSH National General Certificate provides an introduction to a health and safety issue which the course attendee can put to great effect in being aware of the main dangers and learn what to look out for to avoid an accident or incident, but will not provide a level of detail which makes them an expert or suitably qualified to perform certain high-risk tasks like electrical maintenance.



The Need for Expert Health and Safety Training Advice

It is always necessary to seek expert advice to ensure that the health and safety training you receive is suitable for the intended purpose, otherwise not only could you be breaking the law but are also likely to be putting lives in danger; both your own and those of other people.




NEBOSH Courses

Please see below for some NEBOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is intended for safety professionals and managers who are taking on environmental responsibilities. It is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities.

Holders of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma will be able to advise their organisation on the environmental impacts of their activities, on their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving their environmental performance as part of an integrated management approach.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is aimed primarily at managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety within their organisation and compliance with applicable fire safety legislation.

The course aims to give delegates the knowledge to conduct and review fire risk assessments, along with fire prevention and protective measures within most workplaces.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.

It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

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