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E-learning opportunity for safety qualifications

28 Sep 12 The British Safety Council has launched an e-learning version of the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate (NCC).

Aimed at managers, supervisors and CDM co-ordinators who oversee construction activities and projects, the globally recognised NEBOSH NCC e-learning training course and qualification provides the knowledge and understanding to ensure construction work is carried out safely and without risks to workers and others.

Although primarily aimed at construction, the e-learning course also provides health and safety knowledge for those in other sectors such as facilities management and utilities.

Course participants must study two modules with a suggested total study time of 154 hours, sit two written examinations and undertake a practical assessment in a suitable construction workplace. On completion of all of these elements, a certificate holder with five years’ experience in a health and safety role may apply for technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). The certificate also satisfies the academic requirements for Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management.       

John Phillips, director of qualifications and standards at the British Safety Council, said: “E-learning is a convenient way of delivering health and safety training because delegates can study at their own pace and at a time that suits both them and their employer. There is no need to take time away from work to attend classroom training – all you need is a computer with internet access.”

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