NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work

Aim and Objective

This recent addition to the Nebosh family of internationally recognised qualifications is designed to provide an excellent practical based introduction to health and safety. NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at qualification has been designed to be relevant to international standards and taken in over 128 countries. Broadly comparable to level 2 on the national qualification framework.

Course Content

  • The course outline is divided into ten modules will cover:
  • Health and Safety at Work Award (HSW1)
  • Foundations of health and safety
  • Responsibility for health and safety
  • Health and Safety Risk Assessment and Control
  • Hazards and controls associated with work equipment
  • Transport safety
  • Hazards and controls associated with electricity
  • Fire safety
  • Manual handling and repetitive movement
  • Hazards and controls associated with hazardous substances
  • The working environment

Practical Application (HSW2)

HSW2 is the practical element which involves a workplace risk assessment which should take around 90 mins in the candidates own workplace.

Course  Duration The course has a study time of 18 taught hours and 6 hours of private study.

Target Audience

This course is ideally suited anyone who requires to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job. This will include, managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals and trainers. Some employers are using this course as the standard for all employees.


One-hour multiple choice assessment with a practical application undertaken outside of the course in the candidates own workplace. On successful completion of this course, individual participants will be awarded with NEBOSH HSW Award certificate.

Suggested Progression

This qualification is an ideal first step towards other higher-level NEBOSH qualifications including NEBOSH’s International General Certificate and NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety.