Use NEBOSH Short Qualifications to Upskill Your Employees, Helping Them to Protect Themselves and Your Business

Over 50,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification every year. Our health, safety and environmental qualifications are globally recognised and taken by people working in all types of industries, as well as national and local government organisations. Our network of accredited Learning Partners deliver NEBOSH courses and support learners throughout their studies and assessments, helping make NEBOSH qualifications accessible to people anywhere in the world.

NEBOSH’s Award-level qualifications provide a general understanding of health and safety principles and practice and provide a perfect introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications.

There are five Award-level qualifications:

NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award
Provides a best practice introduction to workplace health, safety, and risk that is relevant to all industry sectors.

The course content is delivered in an understandable and accessible way and will help you 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

The qualification is an ideal first step towards progressing to the NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which will give you invaluable knowledge and skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and long-term career.

“I feel that once you manage or are responsible for people, you must have a rounded knowledge of health and safety to ensure you can care for your staff. It is my ambition that all our people managers get to take the Health and Safety at Work Award”
Dr Sam Benson Head of Health, Safety and Biosafety Rothamsted Research

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NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work                                                                                                Provides a useful introduction to environmental issues at work. It highlights the role workers can play in improving organisational environmental performance and will aid understanding of environmental impacts and risk control. It meets the training requirement for organisations implementing ISO 14001.

It is accessible to all. No prior knowledge is required, and the content is relevant wherever you work around the world. There is also the option to add content relevant to the environmental impacts and issues faced by a company or sector.

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Basic environmental terms and their meaning
  • Sources, impacts and controls of air, water, noise and land pollution
  • Dealing with environmental emergencies
  • Introducing environmental impact (risk) assessments
  • Introduction to Environmental Management Systems

The qualification is an ideal first step towards progressing to the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management, which provides a more extensive and practical understanding of environmental management in the workplace.

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NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation                                                                                   NEBOSH and Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have jointly developed a one-day qualification that shows how non-complex incidents can be investigated effectively.

By learning lessons and making improvements, organisations can avoid similar incidents occurring in the future.

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Moral, legal, and financial arguments for investigations
  • Human and organisational factors that can contribute to an incident
  • The process for investigating incidents
  • Positive interview strategies and the barriers to successful interviews

Attending the course will enable you to:

  • Independently investigate simple incidents
  • Gather evidence including conducting witness interviews
  • Produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident
  • Contribute to team investigations for large scale incidents
  • Positively impact the safety culture in your organisation

“The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation was enlightening and encouraged me to adopt a conversational and non-confrontational approach when interviewing those involved in an incident.”
Lewis Hunt – HSQE Manager – Soilfix Limited

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NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing                                                                                                                      If you are looking to have a positive influence on wellbeing in your workplace, NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing is a great choice for you.  It is particularly relevant to HR specialists, Health, and Safety professionals and those with people management responsibilities.

Investing in good wellbeing will bring benefits to your business as well as your workforce.

Research has shown that good wellbeing can:

  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Reduce sickness absence
  • Reduce accidents and injuries
  • Increase employee satisfaction and engagement
  • Increase productivity.

NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing provides a holistic approach that is relevant for any sector, anywhere in the world.

The course covers:

  • what ‘wellbeing’ is and why it matters
  • the different factors that can positively and negatively impact wellbeing
  • the benefits of achieving good worker wellbeing
  • practical initiatives that can improve wellbeing
  • how to measure the effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives

The qualification introduces the concept of the NEBOSH ‘wellbeing tree’, which considers six key areas of wellbeing – Interaction, Exercise, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Kindness, and Learning. Through your participation you will gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to positively influence employee wellbeing in your workplace.

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NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work                                                               The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work is a one-day, introductory level qualification developed in collaboration with the health and safety regulator for Great Britain, the Health and Safety Executive. It is structured around the Health and Safety Executive’s approach to controlling the risks caused by workplace hazards.

Develop straightforward, practical health and safety risk management skills so you can go beyond risk assessments, to effectively control the health and safety risks caused by hazards in your workplace.

This qualification will help you to:

  • Develop straightforward practical skills to manage workplace risks; something all employers need
  • Build confidence in your risk assessment capabilities
  • Contribute to the creation of a safer and healthier workplace as soon as you return to work

“Colleagues who participated in this qualification have a much stronger understanding of root cause. They know that things can go wrong and there can be serious consequences even when it is a relatively simple task. Having this awareness means they are more likely to flag concerns or take action to manage the risk. This will help to keep them and others safe.”                                                    Simon Toseland, Head of Health, Safety and Fire – Birmingham Airport

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Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies, and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant, rigorous as well as achievable and practical. You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge that you have gained and how to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

Courses are available face to face, through distance learning, in-company training and eLearning.

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