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NEBOSH General Certificate No Substitute for Electrical Training

Introduction

The NEBOSH General Certificate course is so comprehensive and lengthy in comparison to other accredited health and safety courses which are available that it is easy to think that the wealth of information taught during it is enough to make a person an expert in all aspects of workplace safety. The reality is that the NEBOSH General Certificate intends, as the name suggests, to provide a general overview of many different hazards and dangers to health that can be encountered in a typical place of work. This means that far from becoming an expert in each and every topic, delegates will receive an overview which makes them aware of the dangers, but not an expert. Even the NEBOSH Diploma qualification which drills down into even more depth is not enough to become an expert in a particular topic.



Electricity is Particularly Dangerous

One such topic which is a prime example is that of electricity and electrical safety. Whilst NEBOSH General Certificate training does a good job of covering the risks posed by electricity such as electrocution and fires, it would be extremely remiss to think that just because a person has attended and passed the assessment for the NEBOSH General Certificate qualification that they are now an expert in all things electrical. To be so, they will need to attend and undertake specialist electrical training which is far beyond the scope and intended purpose of the NEBOSH General Certificate.

The same can be said really of any of the other topics taught by the NEBOSH General Certificate. For example the safety issues regarding fire are covered quite extensively on the syllabus, but certainly not to the extent of a specific fire training course like the NEBOSH Fire Certificate. Even then, this is unlikely to be enough for some job roles. The job role and tasks which the individual will be responsible for will determine what level of knowledge and training is required in order to satisfy any criteria demanded for them being able to carry out the function safely and correctly without putting themselves or others in danger.

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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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