Nebosh - Health and Safety at Work Award

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.
NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Course Objective

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award provides a best practice introduction to workplace Health and Safety, and business risk that is relevant to all industry sectors.

The course will help learners to:

• gain an awareness of common workplace hazards so you can help to implement or maintain your organisation’s health and safety management system
• gain practical skills that can help keep yourself and others safe
• apply the principles of risk assessment
• have a positive impact on Health and Safety in your workplace.

Course attenders will gain knowledge and practical Health and Safety skills, which will enable them to:

• understand why health and safety needs to be managed, ensuring effective processes are in place
• inspect the workplace, recognising common hazards, evaluating risk, recommending controls measures and assigning actions
• understand why incidents happen and how to investigate them.

The course is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the principles of Health and Safety as part of their job will benefit from taking this qualification including:

• Team Leaders and Supervisors
• HR Professionals
• Facilities Managers
• Health and Safety Representatives
• Service Engineers

The benefits for the Employer, are that the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award can help them to:

• Reduce incident and injury rates, and the associated lost time and absence
• Foster greater Health and Safety awareness amongst employees
• Improve employee engagement and enhance safety culture
• Secure higher levels of compliance with organisational safety measures
• Protect the business from the reputational damage caused by health and safety failures.

How is it assessed?

HSA 1 - The assessment is Risk Assessment based in which the learners have to identify a range of hazards and risks in their workplace and suggest suitable remedial action to make the workplace safer.



Holistic Safety Business Ltd - member of MANAGEMENT FORCE Group

Hardy House, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted Herts HP4 1EF, United Kingdom

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