Turn your career towards a new direction with the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work (HSW) qualification. It is an introductory safety qualification provides broad awareness of occupational health and safety issues and equips individuals in identifying and dealing with workplace hazards and risks. We are accredited by NEBOSH to offer Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Award.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, which provides a useful introduction to health and safety. However, it is important that learners are able to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus in English. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification in English should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or higher in IELTS tests.
The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification provides a perfect introduction to health and safety in the workplace.
The qualification covers the principles of health and safety rather than specific law. Its focus is on common workplace hazards and how to identify and control them. The qualification includes a practical requirement to carry out a risk assessment.
No prior knowledge is required and the content is relevant wherever you work around the world. This means it is accessible to all.
There is also the option to tailor content covering specific hazards and risks faced by a company or sector.
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 to a wide range of issues and how to deliver positive change to a real workplace.
This three-day qualification covers the basic health and safety principles and practices essential in the workplace. These include:
A practical risk assessment gives you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained during the course.
The qualification is divided into two units:
This unit contains no additional syllabus content. However, completion of study for unit HSW1 is recommended in order to undertake the risk assessment activity unit (Unit HSW2).
The qualification provides a useful introduction to health and safety. If you want to progress after completing it, good options would be:
Both qualifications provide a more extensive and practical understanding of health and safety in the workplace.
This qualification is for anyone who needs to gain a basic understanding of the principles of workplace health and safety. It's a health and safety qualification for beginners and no prior knowledge of the subject is required.
The qualification may be particularly relevant for:
It is a perfect introduction to the National and International General Certificates. The qualification has relevance in the UK and internationally:
This qualification gives you the opportunity to improve your workforce’s understanding of risk control. By raising awareness of common workplace hazards and highlighting ways to control them, you can positively impact the health and safety culture and performance of your organisation.
This is a health and safety qualification for beginners and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. The qualification may be particularly relevant for:
It is a perfect introduction for people who you may wish to progress onto the National and International General Certificates.
Students are assessed by a multiple choice examination and a practical risk assessment. Each assessment tests your understanding of the course and the risk assessment tests your ability to put this into practice.
You will not normally need to complete HSW1 if you hold the Award in Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries - mark achieved for Unit HSEP1.
Important information regarding exemptions:
The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work qualification has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation. It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 5 with 3 SCQF credit points.
HSW1 invigilated multiple-choice exam.
You will receive your results within 24 working days of sitting the examination. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.
NEBOSH HSW offers basic understanding to the students and working professionals on the need to maintain workplaces healthy and hazard and risk-free for the welfare of co-workers.The safety and health course gives the delegates a solid foundation on various facets of workplace safety including potential dangers, risks assessment, hazards and international safety standards, and also teaches them the need to keep workplaces safe and secure.
NEBOSH IGC is better since it covers core part of Health and Safety Management Systems based on ILO. Also, it gives broader knowledge in Controlling Workplace Hazards. Whereas, HSW covers only surface part of Hazards Identification and doesnt give clear picture in depth like NEBOSH IGC. So, IGC is better choice.
NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work is suitable for managers/team leaders, supervisors, HR professionals, facilities managers and individuals who are in training environment.
Even though it is a basic foundation course about occupational health and safety, you can get a job as sometimes there is lot of requirement during shutdown period in oil and gas plants.
People from around the world take the NEBOSH IGC Training Course as it gives them the skills and knowledge required to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any type of organization. However, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is best suitable for Managers, Supervisors, Worker Representatives, Safety Inspectors, CEOs, Directors, OHSAS Managers and others who require an understanding of health and safety principles and practices.