GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 23 September 2011

Ged Keeps it Safe at The Vocational College

Gerard McCarthy AIfL of GQA Approved Centre the Vocational College in Liverpool has just achieved the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety with a credit. The units he achieved are:

· Management of Health & Safety (NGC1)

· Controlling Workplace Hazards (NGC2)

· Health & Safety Practical Inspection (NGC3)

Ged Said, “I very much enjoyed the course, it is such a deep subject; I found the training very informative: It’s such an important subject in our line of work.” He went on to say,” there was a lot of revision involved and 2 (two) 2 hour examinations and a 2 hour practical inspection and report, I thought I would scrape through with a pass, there was such an awful lot of information to take in, I was really pleased in achieving a credit.”

TVC’s Health & Safety Manager John Bradshaw FInstLM, FIIRSM, CMIOSH, GCGIL says “The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health general certificate (NEBOSH) provides managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively.

The Benefits of the NEBOSH General Certificate within the Vocational College Glass and Glazing Department:

develop an underpinning knowledge of health and safety legislation and its impact

assist the department’s safety management programme

assess workplace hazards and develop control measures

a good starting point in making safety improvements within the industry

“Ged has now met the academic qualifications for Technician status of IOSH (TechIOSH). The certificate also satisfies the eligibility requirements for Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (AIIRSM)

As head of the department I see this new award in the department as direct contact with up to date health and safety information and legislation which will benefit the whole department as well as the SME’s we contract with for training.”