NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work


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The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work provides the perfect introduction to individuals looking to start a career in Health and Safety. It provides essential knowledge and skills needed to identify and manage hazards in the workplace.

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Studying Your NEBOSH Award with RRC

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • 85 years experience, 35 years in delivering NEBOSH courses
  • Choice of learning methods, so you can choose the method that best suits your individual learning style, work commitments, lifestyle and budget.
  • Above average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of 40 expert tutors

Benefits of Achieving the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety

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

NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work

The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work consists of two Units which must be successfully completed within five years 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

Assessed by a one hour multiple choice exam

Unit HSW2: Workplace Risk Assessment

Assessed by a one hour risk assessment activity, undertaken in your workplace.

Holders of the NEBOSH Award in Health, Safety and Environment for the Process Industries qualification (Unit HSEP1) are entitled to a two year exemption from Unit HSW1 of the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work.

Unit 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 short workplace-based risk assessment activity.

Exams held January, April, July and October each year

Exams can be sat at one of our network of 180+ exam centres throughout the world.

  • RRC International Centres - Bahrain, Dubai, Georgia, Sudan, Tunisia
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  • UK Exam Centres London

RRC are experts in the design and delivery of health and safety training throughout the world. Over our 85 year history, a million students and thousands of businesses have chosen RRC as their preferred training provider. Our expert trainers and friendly support teams inspire total confidence in the individuals and companies we train and advise.

Quality Training from the Experts

Training is all about quality and this starts with our trainers. It has taken many years to build RRC’s team of expert trainers and we are proud to have the best international team of HSE trainers there is. This team is at the heart of everything we do; developing and updating our course content, delivering and assessing our courses, supporting our students, consulting and always making sure we are firmly focused on our customers’ needs.

The team is a highly effective mix of academics, practitioners and consultants with a wide range of experience across all sectors. It is led by two RRC Directors, both HSE practitioners in their own right:

  • Dr David Towlson PhD, BSc (Hons), Cert Ed (PCET), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MIfL - RRC Director of Training and Quality
  • Hasan Alaradi MSc, RMST, DipSM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM - Managing Director RRC Middle East Operations

Excellence in Customer Service

Providing a good service is really important to RRC,as there is no point in having great trainers without excellent customer service. Whether you are enquiring about a course, registering for your exam or visiting any one of our training centres, you can be sure you will receive the very best customer service.

Commitment to Quality

RRC’s reputation has been built on quality and over our 85 year history, many hundreds of thousands of happy customers have enjoyed success in their qualifications and careers through studying with RRC. We work closely with the awarding and industry bodies to ensure our courses are fully up-to-date and aligned with the latest syllabus revisions, legislation changes and exam procedures. Our ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement.

Great Results

RRC have an exceptional track record. The clear, engaging and interactive courses we deliver guarantee our students receive the best possible training and ensure they get a full understanding of both the subject matter and how the assessment works. This not only leads to exam success, but also develops the understanding and competency they will need to apply their knowledge in the workplace.

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