NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 30,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 400 course providers in 80 countries around the world. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.
NEBOSH technical standards are overseen by a Qualification and Technical Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.
In October 2000, NEBOSH became the first health and safety awarding body to be accredited by the UK regulatory authorities: The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) – previously QCA in England, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
From August 2009 NEBOSH also received Awarding Body approval with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Scotland.
In addition, NEBOSH maintains Investors in People (IIP) status and is also an ISO 9001:2008 registered organisation.