What Can I Do With A NEBOSH Health And Well-Being Certificate?

Nebosh By Matthew Coombes

This course was replaced by the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing in March 2021. It’s a condensed 1 day version of the health and wellbeing that focuses on how professionals can improve wellbeing.

The NEBOSH Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-Being should be your go-to qualification if you work in human resources, or are responsible for the management of health and well-being issues that arise in your workplace.

What are common issues relating to health and work that you are likely to find in your organisation?

Stress – No matter what controls and processes you have in place at your organisation, stress will be present. Each individual deals with different situations differently and can be stressed out by them, an office worker may enjoy their job as a whole, but certain aspects of their work-life such as commuting, making external calls, and dealing with high profile clients may knowingly or unknowingly be causing stress. Everyone gets stressed, it’s how we then deal with that stress that is important.

Musculoskeletal Disorders – Injuries to the musculoskeletal system can often mean absence from work, particularly in the case of back injuries. When considering risk to the musculoskeletal system there are many situations in which you can become injured.

  • Manual handling: Whether using manual handling in your day to day work or infrequently, poor manual handling at work or at home can cause lasting musculoskeletal damage. It can take only one bad lift to cause an injury to someone’s back that may mean that they are off work or have lasting health problems relating to it.
  • Working at a desk: Even using computers and other screen-based equipment can have adverse effects on a person’s health, poor posture can be caused by a multitude of things, such as poor quality or unsuitable chairs, screen height, and how the person sits at their desk. This poor posture can lead to musculoskeletal problems if not properly addressed.

What is the NEBOSH Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-Being?

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This qualification focuses on multiple aspects of the interaction between health and work and is made up of 8 elements, each of which covers an integral part of the management of health and well-being at work. Upon successfully completing the assessments you will have the knowledge and skills required to produce a health and well-being strategy that works. This means that you should be able to perform duties such as facilitating return to work, reducing workplace absence and stress, and managing risk to common workplace health problems like musculoskeletal disorders. The course also covers relevant UK legislation relating to the topic such as the Equality Act (2010) and fitness for work.

  • Introduction to workplace health
  • Effects of health on work
  • Effects of work on health
  • Management of attendance
  • Mental Health at Work
  • Management of People with Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Workplace health support

Health and Well-Being Study Book

Course Materials

All students on our courses at ACT are provided with a copy of the relevant study book for that course. The materials are produced in collaboration with RMS Publishing who have been creating health and safety publications for over 27 years. These full-colour study books offer great revision guidance while you are taking the course and also act as a handy reference material for you to use at work after completing it.

How can the NEBOSH Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-Being help you manage health at work?

Successfully managing health and well-being at work can have hugely positive effects, healthy workers can be almost three times more productive than their colleagues who are unhealthy (NEBOSH, Guide to the NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work 2010).
Healthy workers are often more motivated and more productive than unhealthy workers, and if they feel that the company has their interests at heart, this productivity can be an ongoing benefit.

Understanding your responsibilities as a manager of health and well-being within your organisation can have a positive impact on your ability to deal with common problems such as those caused by use of Display Screen Equipment. Taking this course will teach you relevant legislation such as the Display Screen Equipment Regulations (DSER 1992) which requires employers to provide an eyesight test upon request to users of display screen equipment.

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