What Exactly is NEBOSH all about?
NEBOSH is National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health. It is founded in 1979. It is a Uk body (a private organization) with charitable status that organizes vocational examinations in occupational health and safety.
More than half a million people all over the world hold the Certificates. And it has attracted more than 35000 candidates annually who register for one course or the other. These people came from all types of industries all over the world. And this has made NEBOSH an internationally and widely accepted qualification in health and safety.
And NEBOSH Qualification is recognized by IOSH (Institute of occupational safety and health), IEMA, IIRSM And Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
NEBOSH Qualification and Examinations.
Notably, NEBOSH has awards, certificate and diploma examinations. They are set by its professionally qualified staff and assisted by external examiners. These people have Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners or Chartered Environmentalists operating within the industry, the public sector or in enforcement.
Although, the training prior to the examinations can be done online through e-learning or in classrooms by Accredited centres and the examinations must be done in British council offices all over the world. Most at times, People go for e-learning when they don’t have time for regular classes or when there is no NEBOSH course provider in their location at that time.
In addition, there are dozens of reliable NEBOSH course providers all over the world offering these services such as Wise global training ltd, Novelle centre, Hybrid group, Rapid response college, Safeguard resources, WHSE, shields.
Usually, NEBOSH’s certificate-level qualification is highly recommended for managers in health and safety, and supervisors and staff that have health and safety responsibilities. And getting this will qualify you for the academic requirements of technical membership of IOSH.
By and large, NEBOSH Diplomas are highly recommended for people who have gained the certificate level qualification, for health and safety advisors and for environmental practitioners. And after completion, successful candidates are invited to the graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievement.
NEBOSH Most valued courses.
NEBOSH CERTIFICATE ( IGC OR NGC), NEBOSH DIPLOMA (International or National ) and NEBOSH oil and gas certificate are the three most recognized courses all over the world. They are widely accepted and can help someone to get a job easily in countries like the UAE, Qatar, and Oman.
NEBOSH Examination Cost.
In fact, the cost of writing the NEBOSH examinations varies depending on the course provider. Some course providers charge less and some charge more depending on some added services. Some Nebosh providers in Nigeria charges between two hundred thousand naira and three hundred thousand naira and some course providers abroad charges up to 1400 US dollars for NEBOSH International certificates.
The International Diploma in Occupational Health and safety goes from 900000 naira in Nigeria and above 5000 US dollars abroad. The cost of the exams depends on the type of services the course provider is offering to you.
NEBOSH employers perspective.
Most companies choose to employ people who gained health and safety training with a reputable certification to back it up. NEBOSH is always a good one. Though, some companies don’t even have enough resources to send their employees for such a course. Such companies can easily hire someone who has the certificate to fill in the gap to save their cost.
Any business that operates in a high-risk environment. Where there is a likelihood of frequent accidents and injury. Such a company does not play with its safety and security program. A worker equipped with the right safety and health tools is a great asset to such a company.
A business is as good as the employees manning the different key processes of the business. However, when such people are rightly equipped. Most risky safety behaviours and actions will not be prevalent. Workers can easily make the right choices and decisions.
If you are thinking about any health and safety professional courses to do, NEBOSH has to be your first priority. And the qualifications are in high demand, has more value and recognition internationally. If you have questions on how you can go about obtaining the qualifications. Please feel free to comment on the reply box, we will gladly give you the answers you need.
Onyeka Emma is a QHSE Professional, a business person, and an entrepreneur. He is very passionate about health and safety, Business and Entrepreneurship.