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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety

This course is aimed at those who have a responsibility for managing health and safety within their area of work, including line managers, team leaders, supervisors and contractors. It is also an ideal qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in health and safety. It is aimed at non-specialists who require sound initial training in health and safety and as a first stage qualification for those entering the health and safety profession.

  • Course content
  • The NEBOSH International General Certificate consists of three units, each separately assessed.

    Delegates may choose to take all of the units at the same time, or at different times. To achieve the NEBOSH International General Certificate award, delegates will need to pass each of the units within a five-year period.

    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 IGC2 - Control of International Workplace Risk
    • Movement of people and vehicles
    • Manual and mechanical handling
    • Work equipment
    • Electrical safety
    • Fire safety
    • Chemical and biological health hazards
    • Physical and psychological health hazards
    • Construction activities

    Unit IGC3 - International Health & Safety Application

    Candidates attend sessions to prepare for the practical workbased assignment. The assessment consists of a health and safety inspection followed by a management report which recommends appropriate remedial action.

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

  • Assessment
  • Examinations and work based project.

    Unit IGC1 and IGC2 is assessed by a 2 hour written examination and IGC3 by a workbased project consisting of a health and 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)