NEBOSH National General Certificate Online Course

NEBOSH National General Certificate Online Course

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Make your workplace safer by reducing the risk of injury and boosting health and safety measures. Whether you’re a manager, supervisor, health and safety professional or someone looking to embark on a career in health and safety, this course is the place to start. 

Suitable for a wide range of industry sectors, the NEBOSH National General Certificate online training course gives you a solid introduction to the basics of occupational health and safety, that can be worked through at your own pace.

The recommended study time is 108 hours and will include online reading materials (which can be downloaded for offline study), activities, video summaries and mock assessments.  Delegates will be able to complete the training on any of the following devices: PC, laptop or tablet.  An expert team of mentors will be available to offer full learning support throughout the duration of the online course. They can be contacted by phone, email, Skype or via a technical tutor support messaging system.

The NEBOSH Certificate is accepted by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as it meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH). It’s also accepted by The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), for associate membership.


By the end of this NEBOSH National General Certificate e-learning course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the moral, economic and legal requirements for high standards of health and safety within UK orgainisations
  • Create an effective health and safety culture in your workplace
  • Explain the key features of a heath and safety policy
  • Understand health and safety audits – preparations and performance
  • Recognise health and safety monitoring – both proactive and reactive measures
  • Carry out a successful risk assessment in the workplace
  • Demonstrate appropriate ways to report and investigate accidents at work
  • Review workplace procedures, record findings and identify hazards
  • Apply safer working strategies to reduce risks
  • Identify fire hazards and set up measures to minimise risks
  • Recognise the effects of work on our health and the environment
  • Recommend procedures to reduce health and environmental risks


This online training course will cover the following areas:

Unit NG1 – Management of Health & Safety

  • Element 1 – Foundations in health & safety

  • Element 2 – Health & safety management systems - Plan

  • Element 3 – Health & safety management systems - Do

  • Element 4 – Health & safety management systems - Check

  • Element 5 – Health & safety management systems - Act

Unit NG2 – Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Element 1 – Workplace hazards and risk control

  • Element 2 – Transport hazards and risk control

  • Element 3 – Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control

  • Element 4 – Work equipment hazards and risk control

  • Element 5 – Electrical safety

  • Element 6 – Fire Safety

  • Element 7 – Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control

  • Element 8 – Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Health and Safety Practical Application

Carry out a practical risk assessment of your workplace and prepare a management report.



*  Written and practical exams are charged at an additional fee. Please contact one of the team to request a suitable date and location *

There are two assessments to complete at the end of this course.

  • A two hour written paper
  • A practical risk assessment

NEBOSH’s external examiners will mark the assessments.  Students are notified of their results 11 weeks after the exams. Certification is issued by NEBOSH approximately 16 weeks after the exams.

You are responsible for submitting your assessments within agreed timescales. If you don’t meet these deadlines, you risk failing the course.

If successful, you’ll be awarded the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Who is this Course for?

This online course enables people from all backgrounds and industries to gain a better understanding of health and safety risks and requirements. Managers, supervisors and staff at all levels can learn to manage workplace risks more effectively.

If you’re looking to start a career in health and safety, the NEBOSH General Certificate offers a valuable introduction and forms excellent foundation for further study.


Written and practical exams are charged at an additional fee. Please contact one of the team to request a suitable date and location.
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