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Why NEBOSH General Certificate Courses Are a Solid Foundation for a Career in Health and Safety

Why NEBOSH General Certificate Courses Are a Solid Foundation for a Career in Health and Safety
05/10/2017

Perhaps you are unhappy with the trajectory of your career. Maybe, after years of working hard, you are still stuck in the same position. Or perhaps, you are simply dissatisfied with your current job.

Why not consider starting over and establishing a career in health and safety?

As more and more companies recognise that health and safety go hand in hand with productivity, the demand for professionals with training in health and safety continues to grow at a steady pace.

Professionals trained in health and safety can readily find jobs in practically every sector. That is because companies are looking for employees who can help ensure that their staff are working safely. Trained professionals can help make the workplace safer and minimise the risks that can hamper productivity and undermine the profitability of a business.

Health and safety roles are varied. There are some practitioners whose work focuses mainly on working practices. Some deal with building maintenance while others deal with the proper handling of toxic wastes.

What do you need to get started with a career in health and safety?

Fortunately, you do not have to go back to a college or university for four years to get started on a career in health and safety. Individuals keen on transferring to a career in health and safety can secure NEBOSH General Certificate Courses.

What makes these courses a good starting point for a career in health and safety?

Since the course was launched in 1989, it has become the most widely held health and safety qualification in the United Kingdom. One reason behind the course’s popularity is that it provides learners with a solid foundation for health and safety issues.

The course has three main components: the management of health and safety, controlling hazards in the workplace, and the practical application of health and safety. The course does not require learners to have previous knowledge or training in health and safety.

Although some employers require their staff to have the certificate, many professionals take the course to enhance their knowledge and know-how. It certainly helps that the graduates of the course become associate members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health or IOSH. The general certificate is also recognised as a requirement for becoming a technical member of IOSH. Finally, taking the course can be your first step toward a long and fruitful career in health and safety.

The course can be taken in a conventional classroom setting or online. If you are currently employed, you might want to consider the second option and study and complete the course at your own pace.

Contact us today for more information or you can even book your course now and start immediately!

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