NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award Certificate - In-House

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Course Content

What is the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification?

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification 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 Qualification.

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

Who is the NEBOSH Health and Safety Award for?

This NEBOSH qualification is aimed at individuals across an organisation. It helps candidates to understand, demonstrate and apply the principles of safe workplace practices as part of their core responsibilities.

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

Course programme and duration

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification involves three days of tuition and covers the following areas of study:

Unit HSW1: Workplace safety foundations

  • Foundations of health and safety
  • Responsibility for health and safety
  • Risk assessment and control
  • Hazard management of work equipment
  • Hazard management when working with electricity
  • Hazard management for manual handling and repetitive movement
  • Risk management for hazardous substances
  • Hazards and controls associated with the working environment
  • Transport safety
  • Fire safety

 Unit HSW2: Practical work-based risk assessment 

Learning outcomes of the NEBOSH Safety at Work Qualification

By gaining the qualification, candidates can:

  • Gain a better understanding of health and safety risks.
  • Demonstrate and apply the principles of safe workplace practices.
  • Understand the principles behind a risk assessment.
  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment.
  • Have the confidence to handle workplace hazards effectively.
  • Reduce the number of accidents and incidents in the workplace.

What can the qualification lead to?

The next step for NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification holders is often IOSH Managing Safely or the NEBOSH General Certificate.

Assessment and certification

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work award course is assessed in two parts:

  • HSW1 - a multiple-choice exam designed to test the candidate’s knowledge
  • HSW2 - a workplace-based risk assessment to test the practical application

All candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded a NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification Certificate.


This three-day course can be delivered on your premises to individuals or groups of employees. If preferred, courses can be arranged at one of our dedicated learning centres across the UK.

Course fees

Course fees include expert tuition, course materials, examinations and certification.

Costs for this course vary according to the number of candidates enrolling and the location at which the course is delivered. To request a quotation or find out more about this, or any of the other NEBOSH training course we provide, please contact one of our Phoenix Health and Safety advisors.

Why choose Phoenix?

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.


We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

Bespoke courses available

If your organisation has specific health and safety tasks that your employees need to fulfil, we can customise the course content to suit your requirements. For further details please contact the Phoenix team.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award, as this is an entry-level qualification. Candidates should have a good level of English to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the course programme.

How long does the NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Qualification take?

Three days, delivered at the candidate’s place of work unless arranged otherwise.