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NEBOSH General Certificate and Manual Handling

As manual handling related conditions are amongst the most common reasons for workers to require time off, particularly as they can be brought about through doing tasks in virtually any industry, it is little wonder therefore that NEBOSH General Certificate courses feature manual handling safety issues on the course syllabus.

These injuries and conditions are so simple, quick and easy to bring about from simple actions such as lifting, twisting, pushing and pulling, but often result in the necessity for a long period of absence away from the workplace as the person requires complete rest for the injury to heal. This obviously is not only a problem for the employee in terms of possible financial concerns and boredom from having to sit at home all day (not to mention the pain of the injury!), but will also play havoc with the company's plans as well as costing them money too in all likelihood as they have to bring in cover and possibly pay sick pay to a person who is off injured and so not contributing anything to the output of the company. It is for this reason why companies are keen to invest in manual handling training along with other health and safety training courses as in the long run the amount saved will often be far in excess of the cost of the original training in the first place.

So it is no surprise that those attending NEBOSH General Certificate training will learn about manual handling issues, as the General Certificate aims to provide delegates with an overview of the most common hazards and dangers to the health, safety and wellbeing of people in virtually any industry. To find out about this qualification and other NEBOSH courses, please click on the "NEBOSH Courses" option from the "Health & Safety" drop-down at the top of the page for more information.




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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