The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification (HSW) provides the perfect introduction to individuals looking for a good understanding of Workplace health & safety or who are looking to start a career in Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification covers the principles of health and safety rather than specific law, focusing on common workplace hazards and how to identify and control them. This qualification is particularly relevant for team leaders, supervisors, facilities managers and anyone wishing to ensure they work safely.

Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH Safety at Work Qualification

  • Valued by employers – both in the UK and internationally
  • Provides confidence to handle workplace hazards effectively
  • Provides an excellent foundation for further NEBOSH qualifications

The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work consists of two Units which must be successfully completed within six months to achieve the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety qualification.

Unit HSW1: Workplace Safety Foundations

  • The Foundations of Health and Safety
  • The Responsibility for Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Risk Assessment and Control
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with Work Equipment
  • Transport Safety
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with Working with Electricity
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with Manual Handling and Repetitive Movement
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with Hazardous Substances
  • Hazards and Controls Associated with the Working Environment

Unit HSW2: Workplace Risk Assessment

Assessment:

Units HSW1 of the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work is assessed by a one-hour multiple choice examination. Unit HSW2 is assessed by a one-hour work based risk assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are held throughout the year.

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