NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus

The NEBOSH Diploma syllabus is a much sought after qualification and any candidate who is quite serious in developing a career in safety of the workplace and to have a long stint at it is definitely going to select the Diploma course of NEBOSH. Once you do this course successfully you would be called an expert in your domain. The whole NEBOSH Diploma syllabus is split into 4 units, this comprises of 3 units which are taught to the candidate and the last unit is designed in such a way that you are given a scope to give a display of your knowledge practically applied, which you would have acquired in the previous units. The result of the NEBOSH Diploma syllabus would be that the candidate would be able to apply his knowledge to any familiar and unfamiliar situation which would be relevant to his course. He would be in a position to make a critical analysis and an evaluation on information presented in both quantitative and qualitative forms. The Unit A of the NEBOSH Diploma syllabus deals with Management of Health and Safety which has chapters of Principles of health & safety management,  Loss causation and incident investigation, Measuring and reviewing health and safety, Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk, Risk control, Organisational factors, Human factors, Principles of health & safety law, Criminal law and Civil law.

Unit B deals with Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace which are divided into chapters of Principles of toxicology and epidemiology, Hazardous substances and other chemicals, Hazardous substances and other chemicals, Controls and personal protective equipment, Monitoring and measuring, Biological agents, Physical agents -­ noise and vibration, Physical agents ­– radiation, Psychosocial agents, Musculoskeletal risks and controls and Work environment risks and controls. The third Unit C explains the Workplace Safety norms and Safe Handling of Equipment. The related chapters are General workplace issues, Principles of fire and explosion, Workplace fire risk assessment, Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances, Work equipment (general),  Work equipment (workplace machinery), Work equipment (mobile, lifting and access), Electrical safety and electricity at work, Construction hazards and controls,  Workplace transport and driving for work and Pressure system hazards and controls.

The fourth unit of the NEBOSH Diploma syllabus is the application of theory that has been taught in the previous three units and has to submit a written assignment of 8000 words which is a write up on the knowledge gained from the first three units and the submission dates are in February, May, August and November.  All four units are compulsory and there are no optional units. Delegates can choose to take one, two, three or all four units at the same time or at different times. Units one to three are evaluated by one three-hour written question paper each with each paper covering the syllabus of that unit – with at least one question per unit element. Candidate’s answer sheets are evaluated and marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH, who are well experienced  professional masters.

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