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NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

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NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety by Kenyans247(1): Thu 31, December, 2020 02:10pm
The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the leading safety & health qualification for international health & safety practitioners. Respected by employers worldwide, this is the must-have qualification for those wanting a high-level career in HSE management.

The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on the knowledge gained at NEBOSH Certificate level and is based on international standards and best practice. It is made up of four units which must be completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH Diploma qualification.

What kind of people take the NEBOSH International Diploma?
It is ideal for people who are seeking a successful long-term career and who wish to be recognized as a professional in their field. Health and safety practitioners work in a diverse and challenging global workplace. To be the best, they need the best qualifications. Thousands of health and safety professionals throughout the world have worked to achieve NEBOSH’s International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH International Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise – wherever in the world they may be working – required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner. It also provides a sound basis for progression to an MSc or more specialist study (such as the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management).

What does the course cover and how is it assessed?
It emphasizes practical management, encouraging a proportionate response to risk while providing a clear understanding of the role of the practitioner.

Students are empowered to positively influence health and safety standards and practice at every organizational level.

The syllabus comprises four units:

Unit IA: Managing health and safety
Unit IB: Hazardous substances/agents
Unit IC: Workplace and work equipment safety
Unit DNI: Application of health and safety management in the workplace
Units IA, IB, and IC are each assessed by a written examination.

Unit DNI is a workplace-based assignment, requiring students to conduct a review of health and safety arrangements in their own organization.

It is a common practical unit that can contribute to achievement of the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety – 154 Hours

IA1 – Principles of Health and Safety Management
IA2 – Regulating Health and Safety
IA3 – Loss Causation and Incident Investigation
IA4 – Measuring and Reviewing Health and Safety Performance
IA5 – The Assessment and Evaluation of Risk
IA6 – Risk Control
IA7 – Organisational Factors
IA8 – Human Factors
IA9 – The Role of the Health and Safety Practitioner
Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace – 115 Hours

IB1 – Managing Occupational Health
IB2 – Identification, Assessment, and Evaluation of Hazardous Substances
IB3 – The Control of Hazardous Substances
IB4 – The Monitoring and Measuring of Hazardous Substances
IB5 – Biological Agents
IB6 – Noise and Vibration
IB7 – Radiation
IB8 – Mental Ill-Health and Dealing with Violence and Aggression at Work
IB9 – Musculoskeletal Risks and Controls
IB10 – Work Environment Risks and Controls
Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety – 120 Hours

IC1 – Workplace Welfare Requirements and Specific Workplace Issues
IC2 – Fire and Explosion
IC3 – Workplace Fire Risk Assessment
IC4 – The Storage, Handling, and Processing of Dangerous Substances
IC5 – Work Equipment
IC6 – Workplace Machinery
IC7 – Mobile, Lifting, Access, and Work at Height Equipment
IC8 – Electrical Safety
IC9 – Construction and Works of a Temporary Nature – Hazards and Controls
IC10 – Workplace Transport and Managing Work-Related Road Risk
Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit DNI: International Application of Health and Safety, Theory, and Practice

Assessed by an 8,000-word work based project

What will I gain from this qualification?
Expertise – Thorough but achievable.

The qualification is designed by health and safety professionals to meet the needs of the modern workplace. This enables Diplomates to assist their employer in managing risk effectively.

Practical Skills –

The syllabus covers the practical skills that are essential to health and safety professionals. It assesses students’ ability to apply their skills and knowledge and deliver positive change throughout the workplace.

Satisfaction –

More than 94 percent of successful Diplomates would recommend the NEBOSH International Diploma to others.

Achievement –

The NEBOSH International Diploma is a university degree-level qualification, offering a route to Masters-level study. It is a qualification to be proud of.

Recognition –

NEBOSH’s International Diploma is highly sought-after by employers globally. It is recognized and respected throughout the world as a mark of professionalism for health and safety practitioners.

It is recognized by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – as fulfilling the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMIOSH). It also meets the requirements for full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM).

The NEBOSH International Diploma has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Career development – The NEBOSH International Diploma assists in the development of professional competence, increasing students’ ability to help organizations make sensible and proportionate decisions in order to manage risk, meet business objectives, and meet regulatory and other requirements.

Acknowledgment of success –

Achieving the NEBOSH International Diploma is a cause for celebration. Diplomates are invited to NEBOSH’s annual graduation and awards ceremony.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?
A safer workplace –

NEBOSH Diplomates assist employers in protecting against injury and loss of life around the world. This helps to maintain a healthy workforce, avoiding prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation.

Assurance – Employing NEBOSH-qualified staff demonstrates a strong commitment to health and safety, as well as professional-level competence.

This can help employers to achieve recognized standards and win new business.

Return on investment –

An employee with a NEBOSH International Diploma has a proven set of high-level skills and knowledge that bring real value to the modern workplace.

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