NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health. This is the most famous organization. Everyone who wants to join Hralth & Safety field must know about this
because everywhere he sees and listens about this qualification.
It’s not an exaggeration but a fact that NEBOSH is the most famous word in the world of safety. Every adds you see demands this, every institute that offers safety qualification wish to do accreditation with NEBOSH. Every manager who wants to have competent employees first ask about NEBOSH.
But people are usually unaware of the fact that NEBOSH itself is not a qualification, in fact, NEBOSH is the organization Registered in England and Wales Number 2698100 Registered Charity Number 1010444.
Contact Details Of NEBOSH
Tel: +44 (0)116 263 4700.
Fax: +44 (0)116 282 4000
Address: Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1QW
Usually, people use to contact via email.
NEBOSH Offers Many Qualifications Including
- NEBOSH’s Award-level qualifications are intended for beginners who wish to learn about NEBOSH Qualifications
and to get the clear understanding of Health and Safety basic principles and practices.
- NEBOSH’s Certificate-level qualifications intended for manager levels down to supervisors and freshers who wish to choose health and safety field as their career. It gives an excellent understanding of Health and safety Foundations.
- NEBOSH’s Diplomas are professional level qualifications for health, safety and environmental practitioners and consultants. NEBOSH also guide NEBOSH diploma holders towards Masters in Health, safety or Environmental Management in partnership with the University of Hull.
But whenever someone asks you did you pass NEBOSH or do you have NEBOSH then the only qualification he is actually asking is NEBOSH IGC.
NEBOSH IGC Stands for NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC).
As it is discussed before NEBOSH is offering so many qualifications but the qualification for that NEBOSH is recognized worldwide is NEBOSH IGC. It is level 3 qualification. It’s not a certificate but a key to success in health and safety field.
NEBOSH also offer NGC parallel to IGC. NEBOSH NGC is national level qualification and level 3 certification of health and safety.
Here you must know the difference between NEBOSH NGC and NEBOSH IGC.
NEBOSH NGC is useful in the UK but NEBOSH IGC is useful worldwide except in the UK.
But don’t worry if you want to work in the UK just pass one paper and that is NEBOSH NGC 1 and you will get NEBOSH NGC too.
NEBOSH IGC and NEBOSH NGC both have three papers. Some years ago all three papers were different of NEBOSH IGC and NEBOSH NGC.
The papers included in NEBOSH IGC were:
- NEBOSH IGC1 Managment Of International Health And Safety.
- NEBOSH IGC2 Control Of International Workplace Hazards.
- NEBOSH IGC3 International Health And Safety Practical Application.
And after passing all these three papers one can get NEBOSH IGC that is NEBOSH national general certificate
in occupational health and safety.
But after some time NEBOSH merged some papers of NEBOSH IGC and NEBOSH NGC and now the papers included in NEBOSH IGC are
- NEBOSH IGC1 Management Of International Health And Safety.
- NEBOSH GC2 Control Of Workplace Hazards.
- NEBOSH GC3 Health And Safety Practical Application
And after passing all these three papers one can get NEBOSH IGC that is NEBOSH international general certificate
in occupational health and safety
The papers included in NEBOSH NGC are
- NEBOSH NGC1 Management Of Health And Safety.
- NEBOSH GC2 Control Of Workplace Hazards.
- NEBOSH GC3 Health And Safety Practical Application.
Now if someone possesses NEBOSH IGC and wish to have NEBOSH NGC too then he has to pass only one paper more and that is NEBOSH NGC1.
Here a question strikes in mind that if NEBOSH IGC2 and NGC2 merged, NEBOSH IGC3 andNGC3 merged then why NEBOSH didn’t merge NEBOSH IGC1 and NGC1.
The answer is very simple in NEBOSH NGC1 they also teach UK laws but for international students, NEBOSH understands that they are not obliged by UK laws so international students are required to know about types of laws only instead of UK laws. So UK laws are not being covered in NEBOSH IGC.
Well NEBOSH IGC 2 and NGC2 were about controlling hazards of the workplace so that is common worldwide.
Similarly, NEBOSH IGC3 and NGC 3 focuses upon presentation and how to prepare management reports so it is also on the same format designed by applying the common approach which can be used anywhere with slight modifications. Remember NEBOSH conducted survey in 2016 from successful NEBOSH international certificate
students and It is found that over 98% of respondents would recommend the qualification NEBOSH International General Certificate to others.
NEBOSH IGC Examinations are also being offered in languages other than English
Examinations for NEBOSH IGC qualification are currently offered in
- Spanish (European)
Concluding introduction of NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. It is also important to share other qualifications as well which are not very much famous but still superior to many other health and safety qualifications.
Some of the qualifications are:
- NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
- NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
- NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work
- NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
- NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
- NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
- NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety
- NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management
- NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence
NEBOSH IGC certificate holder also eligible (academic or qualification wise) to get Technician member by Institute of Occupational Health and Safety also known as TECHIOSH MEMBER of IOSH.
NEBOSH also recommend passing NEBOSH IGC before appearing for NEBOSH International Diploma Hope this article will be helpful for you to understand about NEBOSH, NEBOSH IGC, and NEBOSH NGC.