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Cogent Gold Standard Safety qualifications

Cogent and NEBOSH have jointly developed a collection of safety, health and environmental qualifications for the Cogent Gold Standard.

These qualifications have been developed in partnership with employers, the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries (NSAPI) and NSAPI accredited providers to match the competencies needed for Process Operators and Process Technicians.

Employers are now invited to enrol candidates on the pilot course commencing in January 2010 (Units 1 and 2) and following on in April 2010 (Units 3 and 4). The course can be delivered flexibly and is a mixture of e-learning, e-support and taught modules with tutorial support.

NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work (part Gold Standard)
(approximately 20hrs study time for Units 1 and 2)

The part Gold Standard will benefit organisations who are seeking to implement a basic health and safety training programme as part of their workplace culture. It will ensure employees have an understanding of the principles of risk control reducing the numbers of accidents and incidents, resulting in costs savings for the business.

Unit 1 – Workplace Safety Foundations

  • Foundations of health and safety
  • Responsibility for health and safety
  • Risk assessment and control
  • Transport safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Manual handling and repetitive activities
  • Hazardous substances
  • Working environment

Unit 2 – Risk Assessment – Work Based Assessment

NEBOSH Award in Safety, Health and Environment for the Process Industries (full Gold Standard)(approximately 14hrs study time for Unit 3 and 7hrs study time for Unit 4)

The full Gold Standard is designed specifically for organisations within the process industry and highlights the importance of process safety and environmental management systems.

Unit 1 – Workplace Safety Foundations (as above)

Unit 2 – Risk Assessment (as above)

Unit 3 – Process Safety

  • Foundations of process safety
  • Systems to prevent loss of containment
  • Common risks and controls
  • Plant integrity
  • Emergency response

Unit 4 – Environmental Management

  • Foundations of environmental management
  • Control of emissions
  • Environmental risk assessments (impact assessment)

Please contact the following NSAPI accredited providers for further details:

NORTH WEST – Wirral Metropolitan College – Ellen Patrick Ellen.Patrick@wmc.ac.uk

NORTH EAST – Redcar and Cleveland College – Colin Willis cwillis@cleveland.ac.uk

James Murdock, Director of Education and Qualifications at Cogent said, "I am delighted we have produced a course with employers and partners to enable employees to achieve the employer developed Cogent Gold Standard in the compliance area. There has been a need to fill this qualifications gap using a globally recognised Awarding Body (NEBOSH) delivered through the NSAPI network of nationally accredited providers).