The NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK including identification and control of workplace hazards. Importantly, some of the modules cover the practical application of this knowledge. Anyone who wishes to progress either in a purely H&S role within their company or who would like to know more about the legislation relating to Health and Safety would gain a lot from this course and the flexible nature of the study involved would suit anyone. Modules can be studied in any order – the only ‘fixed’ part of the course is the examination date, as might be expected. Upon successfully completing the course, holders of the National General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH. Not only that, but this qualification is accepted throughout the UK, as it meets the criteria of both the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and reaches NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Training minimises accidents
Having a well-trained staff can certainly help to minimise accidents but sadly cannot ensure that untoward events never happen. Some workplaces have a naturally higher tendency to have serious accidents – the construction industry and agriculture are the two most dangerous, statistically – and so more care must be taken if that is where you work, but it is not acceptable to just shrug and accept the dangers – if everyone is vigilant, accidents will be reduced, but they do sometimes happen, nonetheless. If you have an accident at work which is the fault of someone else, then you have a good case for a compensation claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline as your first step towards compensation
If you prefer, you can use our 30-second test, on our website, to see if you are eligible for compensation. You can also call direct, where one of our very experienced legal team will be able to assess your claim. We only work on a no win, no fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about finding money for legal fees. With over 14 years in the business of helping people with their compensation claims and with consumer watchdog Esther Rantzen as our patron, we like to think we are the best help you could possibly have.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown