NEBOSH General Certificate Element 4 - Health and Safety Management Systems (Planning)

Element 4 of the NEBOSH General Certificate (Health and Safety Management Systems - Planning) covers the following issue/topics:

  • Why planning is so important when it comes to health and safety management systems. This involves the allocation of resources such as money and time, as well as the direction or risk control of tasks.


  • Risk assessment with regards to achieving a safe place of work. Detailed planning enables decisions to be made and control measures put in place before before an accident or incident takes place.


  • A basic hierachy of risk reduction measures and the general principles of control


  • Internal and external sources of health and safety information, including records and reports (internal), along with publications and websites (external)


  • Things to consider when creating and implementing a safe system of work, providing a safe workplace for employees, contractors and visitors who may also be in the workplace at a given time.


  • The role and function of a permit to work system; including the procedures and the type of high-risk work which requires a permit to work









  • Related Links:

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • NEBOSH Fire Certificate


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