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NEBOSH international certificate in construction health and safety

This international course covers a wide range of construction health and safety issues as well as health and safety in general.

It is aimed at those who require a basic understanding of health and safety in construction, including managers, supervisors, contractors, health and safety representatives and people wishing to develop their careers in health & safety management.

The course consists of three units. Unit 1 is the same unit covered in the International General Certificate in Health and Safety and covers the key elements of managing health and safety in an international context. Unit 2 concentrates on construction health and safety and Unit 3 develops the skills and knowledge necessary to apply health and safety in practice.

  • Course content
  • Unit IGC1 - Management of International Health & Safety
    • Foundations of health & safety policy
    • Health & safety management systems - Plan
    • Health & safety management systems - Do
    • Health & safety management systems - Check
    • Health & safety management systems - Act

    Unit ICC1 - Managing and Controlling Hazards in International Construction

    • Construction management
    • Construction site hazards and control
    • Vehicle plant movement
    • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)
    • Work equipment safety
    • Electrical safety
    • Fire safety
    • Chemical and biological hazards
    •  Psycho-social risks
    • Working at height
    • Excavation work & confined spaces
    • Demolition & deconstruction

    Unit ICC2 - International Construction Health & Safety Practical Application

    The module applies health & safety in practice. Students carry out a health & safety inspection followed up by a management report.


  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

  • Assessment
  • Examinations and work based project.

    Unit IGC1 and ICC1 is assessed by a 2 hour written examination and ICC2 by a workbased project consisting of a health & safety inspection followed by a management report.

  • More details
  • Career progression: 

    Completion of the course leads to:

    • TechIOSH
    • associate membership of IIRSM 

    (contact the membership body for the full details on membership requirements)