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    • cnev
    • By cnev 8th Aug 18, 10:56 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:56 PM
    Nebosh 8th Aug 18 at 10:56 PM
    I work in construction as self employed builder but i want to get into health and safety. Would the nebosh general cert be a good starting point for me? also has anyone come across any funding for self employed people to do training?
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    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 8th Aug 18, 11:07 PM
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    Maybe read the replies to the identical question you posted 2 days ago?
    • dickydonkin
    • By dickydonkin 9th Aug 18, 7:13 AM
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    Maybe the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is for you. As you already work In this sector, this should be a huge advantage with respect to familiarity and terminology.

    The General Certificate covers a broader range of safety subjects and can be a very intense course depending how you decide to take it.

    As for funding, I am not aware of any that is available during this period of austerity.
    Last edited by dickydonkin; 09-08-2018 at 7:18 AM.
    • cnev
    • By cnev 9th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
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    Nobody actually replied to my comment on the other thread . Those responses were from 2017
    Thanks for the help anyway
    • sitesafe
    • By sitesafe 9th Aug 18, 11:09 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 11:09 PM
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    I did the general and got into construction with it with no prior knowledge of the construction industry, so as you already work in the industry and will be familiar with a lot of it already through your work and cscs it should be fine. However as a complete construction newbie I feel the Construction Cert rather than the general would have helped me more. I found the cert wasn't easy and quite a few on the course failed it - I was surprised I passed as I thought I was the class dunce and everyone else knew what they were doing apart from me.
    • sitesafe
    • By sitesafe 9th Aug 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 11:12 PM
    Re funding - not sure about funding but the costs varied tremendously from one provider to another. I found the best price was at the local college of further education
    • cnev
    • By cnev 10th Aug 18, 5:18 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 5:18 PM
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    I am working in construction but have little health and safety experience really. Do you mind me asking what you done the course for? Did you find it easy to get a job after completing the cert?
    • sitesafe
    • By sitesafe 11th Aug 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 7:06 PM
    I am working in construction but have little health and safety experience really. Do you mind me asking what you done the course for? Did you find it easy to get a job after completing the cert?
    Originally posted by cnev
    Yes I had no prior construction experience and My nebosh was the general. I got the job through a health and safety recruitment agency. There's a lot of paperwork and report writing, holding site inductions, plus visiting the site to do inspections and approaching people directly who might be working unsafely. You're not going to be popular especially if coming to the end of a deadline and people are rushing to finish a job which you may have to stop if they're no working safely. You do become popular when someone has had an accident and want to claim compensation and ask you to complete a report sometimes ...
    • sitesafe
    • By sitesafe 11th Aug 18, 7:10 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 7:10 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 7:10 PM
    So it wasn't hard to get the job. The reason I did the course was because I enjoyed learning about the legislation. I didn't enjoy working in construction though !!
    • Helvetica Van Buren
    • By Helvetica Van Buren 15th Aug 18, 1:30 PM
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    Yes, it would be a good place to start.

    You can't get a CSCS card with it though - for that you need an NVQ.
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