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Waste Management and the NEBOSH General Certificate

Anybody with a job role which involves waste management or other environmental issues will often opt to complete a NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification as this focuses specifically upon environmental issues and factors which cause a business to have a negative impact upon the surrounding environment. For those who do not have a specific environmental requirement, the NEBOSH General Certificate - information on which can be found by clicking here - also touches upon the subject of the environment and issues like waste management. Whilst by no means as in depth or comprehensive regarding environmental issues as the Environmental Certificate will be, the NEBOSH General Certificate still provides a useful overview of information on the matter.

Waste is a major issue for both businesses and households alike. Businesses in particular are often subject to more stringent rules and regulations due to the larger amount of waste which they produce compared to an individual household. With extremely large fines and possible criminal prosecution a possibility for serious breaches of environmental legislation, managers and employees alike in an organisation need to be aware of their responsibilities and the consequences of their actions so that they can comply with the law for their particular jurisdiction. Whilst finding out, understanding and complying with relevant legislation is your responsibility, a NEBOSH course such as the General Certificate or the Environmental Certificate will provide you and your employees with a good understanding of environmental waste issues and how it can harm and negatively impact the health, safety and wellbeing of life in the vicinity including humans. These courses will also teach attendees the importance and necessity of recycling, re-using and reducing the amount of waste produced by the business, as well as other factors such as the need to segregate certain types of materials to prevent a further health and safety risk as well as the safe and correct disposal of certain hazardous substances and materials.




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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