NEBOSH General Certificate Element 6 - Workplace Hazards and Control

Every place of work will contain hazards and potential causes of accidents or injury (or worse). Element 6 of the NEBOSH General Certificate (Workplace Hazards and Control) covers the following issue/topics:

  • Describe the health, welfare and environmental requirements in the workplace, which may vary substantially depending on the place of work and the specific activities that are undertaken there

  • Discuss the risk and appropriate control measures for violence at work. This may not always be physical violence, and encompasses verbal abuse, discrimination and harrassment.

  • The effects of substance misuse involving alcohol or drug use, and the control measures that can be put in place to reduce such risks in the workplace

  • The safe movement of people within the workplace, the most common dangers being falling from height (whether the person themselves or an object falling from above), collision with moving vehicles, and slips, trips & falls

  • Safe working at height (potential hazards listed above)

  • Hazards and suitable control measures for excavations, which have many potential health risks for workers and the public.

  • Related Links:

  • COSHH Training
  • IOSH Managing Safely

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