NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals - DN1

Unit DN1 covers the 'Know - workplace health and safety principles' element of the NEBOSH National Diploma course.

Course Attendees

This course is suitable for managers and professional health and safety practitioners and equips the holders to advise on effective management over a wide range of industry sectors. It is a level 6 qualification (UK National Qualifications Network) and as such is regarded as equivalent to a university degree.

Entry to the NEBOSH National Diploma assumes a level of knowledge equivalent to NEBOSH National General Certificate and builds from this point. Therefore it is highly recommended that applicants possess a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent level.

All applicants will be evaluated individually considering the knowledge and experience necessary for success on the NEBOSH National Diploma.

NOTE: Delegates must be proficient in the use of written English as assessments are currently offered, and must be answered, in English only. They must be able to both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

Course Background

The NEBOSH National Diploma for Health and Safety Management Professionals is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building upon the foundation knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is a prestigious and demanding course that is internationally recognised as a leading qualification for health and safety.

The diploma itself allows you to have the letters DipNEBOSH allowing for application to GradIOSH and further progression to chartered status.

Course Duration

This element of the course is 10 days long, plus a 1-day registration event. Delegates should complete 58 hours of private study in addition to the course.

Delivery is based on a learner-centred approach using tutor presentations, practical demonstrations, individual and group projects, guest speakers, games, quizzes and other activities. The course will be delivered as hybrid training using a range of delivery methods including face-to-face training at our Plymouth training centre and virtual training via Zoom or an equivalent platform. For delegates who are unable to attend face-to-face sessions, virtual access to the classroom can be provided.

Course Programme

This element will cover:

  • 1.1 Health and safety regulations
  • 1.2 Prosecutions
  • 1.3 Enforcement
  • 1.4 Civil law
  • 1.5 Damages and liability
  • 1.6 Occupiers’ liability
  • 1.7 Lawful discrimination
  • 2.1 Organisational structures
  • 2.2 Leadership
  • 2.3 Consultation
  • 2.4 Health and safety culture and behavioural change programmes
  • 2.5 Traditional and proactive safety management
  • 2.6 Risk perception
  • 2.7 Human failures and factors, and improving human reliability
  • 3.1 Competence, training, information and supervision
  • 3.2 High reliability organisations
  • 4.1 Hazard identification techniques
  • 4.2 Managing health and safety risks
  • 4.3 Risk management
  • 5.1 Loss causation and quantitative analysis of data
  • 5.2 Measuring and monitoring
  • 6.1 Professional skills
  • 7.1 Societal factors
  • 7.2 Corporate social responsibility
  • 7.3 Organisation change
  • 8.1 Civil proceedings – contribute to a defence against damage claims
  • 8.2 Coroner’s inquests
  • 8.3 Contribute to a criminal proceedings defence
  • 8.4 Ethical issues
  • 9.1 Contractors and supply chains

NEBOSH Diploma Elements

The NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals is split into three elements.

  • DN1 - workplace health and safety principles (UK)
  • DN2 - controlling workplace health issues (UK) - to book this element, please click here
  • DN3 - controlling workplace safety issues (UK) - to book this element, please click here

Training Certification and Assessment

Assignment is in four parts including:

  • Simulations
  • Workplace-based activities
  • Reflective tasks
  • Research project

A unit certificate is awarded denoting successful achievement of each unit. The diploma parchment is issued on successful completion of all units.

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Additional information

  • NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational H&S Management Professionals.pdf