If you’re considering a career in health and safety or would like to progress your career within the industry – it can be quite confusing. You’re probably wondering “where do I start?”, “how do I get my foot in the door?” or even “what qualifications do I need?”. If these questions come into your mind, then you’re at the right place. At Project Skills Solutions, we offer a wide range of health and safety courses from working in confined spaces to IOSH and NEBOSH courses. In this week’s blog we’re going to be discussing NEBOSH and where it can take you as Project Skills Solutions now has a NEBOSH Accreditation…
NEBOSH Accreditation Confirmed For Project Skills Solutions
Here at Project Skills Solutions we’re happy to announce we have our NEBOSH accreditation, which is not only great news for us as a nationwide training provider, but also for those of you who are seeking to complete your NEBOSH National General Certificate course. As the leading health and safety course providers in the UK, we know the NEBOSH accreditation will allow us to expand even further, which is what we constantly seek to do at Project Skills Solutions.
So, what is a NEBOSH accreditation and why is it important?
What Is NEBOSH?
NEBOSH is an awarding body and stands for The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – the body provides the most popular health and safety qualifications in the UK since 1979. While NEBOSH doesn’t train people directly they provide everything for accredited providers such as ourselves here at Project Skills Solutions to deliver the courses. In fact, a NEBOSH qualification is highly sought after within the health and safety sector as many jobs in the industry require a NEBOSH qualification. The qualifications awarded by NEBOSH are recognised by IOSH, CIWEM, IEMA and other professional bodies across the world. We understand how having an accredited course will allow us a will allow us to grow our business and offer your company more in return.
Who Should Study a NEBOSH Qualification?
For anyone who would like to begin their career within health and safety, it is important to be aware how the NEBOSH National General Certificate is quite important to attain. The NEBOSH certificate gives a broad overview of health and safety at work, including risk assessments, legislation, controlling of workplace hazards, as well as electrical, fire and chemical safety.
Where Can a NEBOSH Course Take You?
If you’re aiming to progress your career within the health and safety industry, a NEBOSH qualification is the best way forward. There are a range of jobs you’ll be qualified for with the most common ones being;
- Health and Safety Advisor/Officer
- Fire Safety Officer
- Risk Assessor
- Quality and Safety Engineer
- Warehouse Manager
- Site Supervisor
- Construction Site Manager
As well as a range of career’s a NEBOSH course can open the door for, let’s also discuss some facts and figures you could gain from a NEBOSH course;
- The average starting salary for a job that requires you to have taken and passed a NEBOSH exam is £49,000
- 55% of health and safety jobs require a NEBOSH qualification – so it’s a highly sought after requirement for many positions
- For those of you aiming to become a safety manager, advisor or even a role more specific such as a fire risk assessor, NEBOSH can greatly help you attain the role
Starting Your Career In Health and Safety
Health and safety within a workplace is considered as very important. It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Therefore it is essential for an organisation to have good health and work practices put into place – and to have employees within the organisation to have a solid understanding of health and safety. The NEBOSH National General Certificate can help one to build and progress a career within health and safety. In fact with a NEBOSH certificate you’ll gain the ability to make your workplace safer, but also the opportunity for your workers to gain a genuine, real-world qualification to enhance their development. Which is important to attain as this is an important aspect of a managerial development programme.
Project Skills Solutions offers a range of NEBOSH training courses all over the UK, so you’ll be guaranteed to find a course conveniently located to you.
Having A NEBOSH Qualification
Gaining a NEBOSH qualification can greatly benefit staff within an organisation as they can also gain a greater understanding of health and safety through your knowledge gained from the course. Therefore gaining a NEBOSH qualification will not only benefit you but your organisation as well, making everyone safer at work.