New NEBOSH Certificate launched to improve health and safety
The NEBOSH National and International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been updated.
The new syllabus to train for the certificate is now streamlined after input from over 3,000 organisations and experts. The updated certificate is more relevant for health and safety professionals, with a greater priority on risk management.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) General Certificate has been awarded to 300,000 people worldwide and is considered the gold standard for health and safety. The chief executive of NEBOSH, Ian Taylor, said:
“Without doubt, the best just got even better. To go home safely at the end of the working day is a right, not a privilege; our General Certificates help secure that right for people all over the world.”
Central to the new certificate is a risk assessment that focusses on identifying everyday risks and strategies such as using PPE (personal protective equipment) to minimise risk.
The new course to train people for the NEBOSH General Certificate was unveiled at Health and Safety North which was held in Manchester on October 8th, 2019. Also at this exhibition, NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive held a session to examine the best ways to take witness statements after workplace accidents.
NEBOSH is a charity with health and safety qualifications recognised all over the world. In September 2019 it celebrated its 40-year anniversary. NEBOSH and its training partners have contributed to health and safety improvements in over 130 countries.