NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification (HSW) provides the perfect introduction to individuals looking for a good understanding of Workplace health & safety or who are to looking to start a career in Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH HSW provides the perfect introduction to health & safety in the workplace
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The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification covers the principles of health and safety rather than specific law, focusing on common workplace hazards and how to identify and control them. This qualification is particularly relevant for team leaders, supervisors, facilities managers and anyone wishing to ensure they work safely.

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Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH Safety at Work Qualification

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

RRC is an Accredited NEBOSH Learning Partner delivering NEBOSH Award courses throughout the world

  • Classroom: 3 day course + exam - Available in London & Dubai. Available in English, Arabic & Spanish.
  • Online: Around 25 hours + exam - available worldwide
  • In-Company Training: available worldwide

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • 90 years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health and safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of 40 NEBOSH approved expert tutors

NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Qualification Content

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

Unit HSW2: Workplace Risk Assessment

Assessment:

Units 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 one-hour work based risk assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are held throughout the year.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Award ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 Worldwide
  • Around 25 hours of study + exams (can be completed in 2-6 months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning with RRC

  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • Full PDF copy of the study text to download for offline study
  • Over 190 exam centres available throughout the world
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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NEBOSH Health and Safety Award Classroom

  • Available in London & Dubai
  • 3 day course + exams. Also available in Arabic & Spanish
  • Ideal for those who like a traditional, structured learning environment away from their workplace

Classroom Learning with RRC

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - guaranteeing you the best NEBOSH learning experience. 
  • Expert teaching from highly experienced NEBOSH approved trainers.
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn with refreshments throughout the day including lunch. 
  • World class learning resources - access to RRC’s online resources from the moment you register, and full colour printed study texts supplied on the first day of your course.
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams.
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Award Textbooks

  • NEBOSH ENDORSED HSW Textbooks in English, Arabic & Spanish
  • Full colour, illustrated textbooks covering the complete NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Qualification syllabus.
  • Designed to fully support students throughout their studies.
  • Developed by a team of expert NEBOSH tutors working closely with educational experts and feedback from our customers.
NEBOSH Health and Safety Award Textbooks

RRC Textbooks

All our materials are designed to be easy to use and understand. They include:
  • Complete coverage of the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification syllabus
  • Key information summarised at the start of each section.
  • Explanations of words or phrases that may be unfamiliar.
  • References to sources of further information.
  • Revision questions to test your knowledge as you progress.
  • Practice exam-style questions with step by step guidance on how to answer them.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Award In-Company

RRC is a fully approved NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner and can help you cost-effectively train your staff.

  • In-Company Classroom: effective and cost & time efficient. Available Worldwide.
  • Training Contracts: send your staff to our open classroom courses in LondonBirminghamGlasgow, LeedsManchesterNewcastle or Dubai at discounted rates
  • Online: ideal for training teams across multiple sites, with discounts on standard fees for bulk licences
  • Bespoke: courses can be tailored to meet your specific sector and/or translated into any language

Why Businesses Choose the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification (HSW):

  • Course approved and examined by NEBOSH, an internationally recognised health & safety body
  • Available from RRC in English, Arabic & Spanish
  • Certificate issued by NEBOSH, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • High quality training guaranteed through RRC’s Gold status in the NEBOSH Learning Partner Scheme
  • Improved productivity & profitability through:
    • Reduction in accidents and safety incidents
    • Improved workforce satisfaction through increased safety awareness throughout the organisation
    • Enhanced reputation with customers and suppliers
    • Reduction in costs arising from avoidable insurance claims and legal fees

NEBOSH Health and Safety Award FAQs

Where can I sit my exam?

Exams can be sat at one of RRC's UK exam centres or in one of our network of 190+ exam centres throughout the world.

  • UK Exam Centres - London, Glasgow, Manchester
  • RRC International Centres - Dubai
  • RRC International Exam Centre Network - See here

How long does the Certificate take to complete?

This will depend on how you choose to study. The Classroom course is 3 days plus exam. For Online study on average, learners complete this course in around 2-3 months.

How long is the exam?

The exam is one hour long.

What does Gold Learning Partner mean?

RRC are delighted to have been evaluated as a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, the highest level in the NEBOSH Learning Partner programme.

NEBOSH introduced a Learning Partner Programme in September 2019 which recognises those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.  

All NEBOSH Learning Partners have been classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The key principles are:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery. 
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them. 
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging. 
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support. 
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary. 

Learner Partner Status

Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold - greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver - exceeds the principles
  • Bronze - meets the principles

What does the practical assessment involve?

You will need to carry out a short risk assessment within a workplace.

Can I try the online course before I enrol?

Yes, you can sign up for a free e-learning trial here.

Can I pay the course fees in instalments?

Course fees can be paid in up to a maximum of four monthly instalments. For UK customers instalments can be paid over 12 months. Click here for more information.

What is the difference between online, elearning and distance learning?

Online & elearning are just different words for the same thing. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study, RRC do provide the complete study text which you can download and study off line thus giving you the option of how you study the course

What happens if I fail the exams?

If you do not pass your exams, you can book a re-sit with our exams team. 

Can I do the exam online?

No exams cannot be completed Online. Exams need to be completed at one of our assessment centres which will be arranged by our exams team.

Is the exam open book?

No. You cannot take any learning materials into the exam with you.

Can I study the NEBOSH Certificate once I have completed this course?

There are no specific entry requirements for the NEBOSH Certificate so you do not have to study the HSW first; however having this Award will give you an excellent introduction to the subject.

Do I have to complete the full course if I have already studied the NEBOSH Award in Health, Safety and Environmental for the Process industries (HSEP)?

If you have completed the HSEP course, you are entitled to a two year exemption from Unit HSW1 of the Award in Health and Safety at Work.

Do I have to pay VAT if I am based outside the UK?

Only companies outside of the UK who can provide a valid VAT number will be exempt from VAT. All individuals irrespective of their location will have to pay VAT.

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