NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award

This NEBOSH health and safety at work award provides an overview of the core aspects of health and safety, suitable for all employees in the workplace.

What is the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award?

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is a perfect introduction to health and safety in the workplace, suitable for all employees. With an emphasis on the principles of health and safety, rather than specific law, its focus is on the identification and control of common workplace hazards. It is a practical qualification, and part of the requirement is for candidates to carry out a risk assessment in a suitable workplace. 

More than 35,000 people worldwide hold the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award and benefit from the practical safety skills it imparts. 

At Phoenix Health and Safety, we also offer the option of tailoring the content to cover hazards specific to a particular company or sector.  

This NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award replaces the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work qualification.  

Learning options

1 learning type available

Benefits for Employers

  • Reduce absence from workplace illness or injury, raising productivity

  • Demonstrate your commitment to ensuring the health and safety of your employees

Benefits for Learners

  • Help promote a positive health and safety culture in your workplace

  • Learn core health and safety knowledge applicable to a variety of roles

This NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is aimed at individuals across an organisation to understand, demonstrate and apply the principles of health and safety as part of their job, including:

  • Team leaders and supervisors

  • HR professionals

  • Facilities managers

No prior knowledge or previous qualifications are required, and the content is relevant to employees across all industries and throughout the world.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is a 3-day course and can be studied in-house.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is comprised of one unit, HSA1: Workplace safety foundations, which covers the four following elements:

  • Element 1: Why and how you manage health and safety

  • Element 2: Dealing with common workplace hazards

  • Element 3: Stopping incidents and ill-health before they happen

  • Element 4: Learning from incidents

By gaining the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award, candidates can:

  • Reduce incident and injury rates, and the associated lost time and absence

  • Foster greater health and safety awareness amongst employees

  • Improve employee engagement and enhance safety culture

  • Secure higher levels of compliance with organisational safety measures

  • Protect the business from the reputational damage caused by health and safety failures.

The course assessment requires you to conduct a health and safety review, testing your ability to put the knowledge you've learned during the course to practice.

The review includes:

  • Evaluating current health and safety practices to see how they could be improved.

  • Identifying hazards in the workplace, determining how the risks they pose are managed.

  • Determining which areas, if any, in the safety strategy and practices of the business require improvement.

Upon completion of the review your certificate will be sent to the designated address.

Once you have completed The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award you will be asked to complete a workplace review which:

  • Considers how health and safety is managed, and how it could be done better

  • Identifies health and safety issues, how they are controlled and if the risk can be reduced

  • Selects the most important issue for improvement

This assessment is designed to test your ability to put into practice what you have learnt and, as it is carried out in the workplace, can add instant value to your organisation. Once you have achieved a pass, a qualification parchment will be issued within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.

  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

Results are notified by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.

  • What happens if I fail the NEBOSH assessment?

The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost. 

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Student support 

With student groups such as our Facebook student community, our team of expert only a call away and learning materials of the highest quality, here at Phoenix we provide all the support you need during your studies. 

The Phoenix Pass Pledge 

Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions. 

Accredited Partner 

Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.