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The NEBOSH General Certificate Helps You Identify Risky Behaviour

People are often both the primary cause of an accident or incident and also one of the key factors in preventing such an event too. Just as people are an organisation's greatest asset in achieving objectives such as high levels of sales or fulfilling customer service and satisfaction targets, so too are they crucial for creating a policy of working safely and preventing damages to their own health and safety and that of others nearby. Acquiring a NEBOSH General Certificate will greatly assist in this mission.

In an archetypal place of work there will be a whole, varied range of risks and hazards which can either be caused or made much more dangerous by employees if they have little or insufficient levels of knowledge and training regarding how a situation or task should be completed or handled in order to prevent accidents and injuries. Whilst no health and safety training course will be able to cover every single issue or potential danger, what the NEBOSH General Certificate does provide is one of the greatest amounts of information about common workplace hazards provided by any health and safety course or qualification out there in the marketplace today.

As stated in the opening paragraph of this page about the NEBOSH General Certificate, people's behaviour and their actions or inactions is often one of the greatest contributory factors in whether or not a health and safety incident occurs in the workplace. Therefore being able to identify risky, inappropriate or just downright dangerous behaviour from employees is a crucial component of improving levels of health and safety within the company and reducing the likelihood of someone being killed or injured as a result.

The reasons for the risky behaviour could be due to a number of different factors. The most common reason is a lack of training in health and safety and subsequently a lack of knowledge regarding what should and shouldn't be done for minimising risks and also not actually making a situation worse! If people are never taught then they will not know what to do or not do, which is why health and safety training is so critical for employees.

The other common reason for risky behaviour is a culture of risk taking or cutting corners relating to working safely and following rules, regulations and set procedures. This may actually come from management who do not promote and insist upon a safety culture within the business in order to speed up production and output, or from the employee themselves who may think that rules and procedures are unnecessary and restrictive and that they do not need to bother complying with them. In either case, an accident is far more likely as a result and is why attending a NEBOSH General Course is so important to provide everybody who attends with a thorough understanding of why knowing and respecting health and safety issues, dangers, potential hazards and safe methods of working are so important for reducing the likelihood of an accident happening.

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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