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Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate Assessment

Introduction

Like the vast majority of other accredited health and safety qualifications, the NEBOSH General Certificate requires candidates to undertake and pass an assessment at the end of the course in order to prove that they have learnt and understood the information which has been taught on the course syllabus. The whole point of any health and safety training course is to provide the necessary knowledge to the attendees which they can implement when back in the workplace in order to reduce the likelihood of themselves suffering an injury, or creating an incident which can endanger the safety, health and wellbeing of their fellow colleagues and/or members of the nearby public. Without this knowledge there is a far greater probability of them causing an accident and putting themselves and others at risk.

The accredited certificate is not only proof of a person's knowledge and understanding of the information, but also recognises the fact that they have put a lot of time, effort and dedication into studying for the assessment and how to apply this knowledge to actual situations.



The Importance of Revision

When studying for the assessment on a course such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, candidates must approach the task diligently and with a determination to succeed. Far too many attend the training but then feel that the assessment can be achieved by simply turning up on the day and writing down what they can remember from the course. The reality is that the wealth of information taught on a course like the NEBOSH General means that comprehensive revision is essential to refresh the memory and allow a candidate to pull this information from their brain and write it down when answering an assessment question.



Study Area

Along with understanding the need to study and revise, candidates also need to recognise the importance of performing quality exam revision rather than just sheer quantity in terms of time spent. Fundamentally this comes down to ensuring that revision sessions are done in a dedicated environment such as a quiet room which is free from distractions. Spending two hours reading the textbook whilst frequently glancing up at the television or listening to music will be far less productive than spending one hour in a quiet study area. The room should also be well-lit to prevent eye strain and the subsequent feeling of tiredness that comes with it. Ideally, the room should be as large as possible and with a window, and the study desk surface should be large enough to enable you to spread out your books and course materials and write notes easily.




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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