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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

The NEBOSH IGC is the most widely recognized qualification for Managers, Supervisors and personnel accountable for health & safety responsibilities. It offers an excellent grounding in the essentials of health & safety. For employees who want to develop a career in health & safety, the Nebosh igc is the first step and the key foundation for higher professional qualifications. It comprises 3 units: Unit 1 Management of Health & Safety, Unit 2 Controlling Workplace Hazards and Unit 3 practical assessment.

Key facts

Classroom course duration: 10 days plus 2 half days for exams

Why Heritage?

  • Heritage is one of the largest providers of the NEBOSH IGC
  • First class tutor support from Heritage trainers who are also NEBOSH IGC examiners
  • Innovative training resources: full color materials and workbook to practice questions

Course syllabus

It comprises 3 units:

Unit 1 - Management of Health and Safety

Unit 2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards

Unit 3 - practical assessment.

Unit 1 Management of Health & Safety

  • Element 1 Foundations in health and safety
  • Element 2 Health and safety management systems - Plan
  • Element 3 Health and safety management systems - Do
  • Element 4 Health and safety management systems - Check
  • Element 5 Health and safety management systems - Act

Unit 3 Health & Safety Practical Application

  • This is to be usually carried out at the delegate‚Äôs workplace. It should be completed within 15 days of Units 1 & 2 exam date.

Unit 2 Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Element 1 Workplace hazards and risk control
  • Element 2 Transport hazards and risk control
  • Element 3 Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
  • Element 4 Work equipment hazards and risk control
  • Element 5 Electrical safety
  • Element 6 Fire safety
  • Element 7 Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
  • Element 8 Physical and psychological health hazards and Risk control

For Units 1 & 2 there are 2 two hour written exams that take place after the last day of the course

Nebosg IGC Course certificate

After successful completion of the course, delegates are awarded with International General Certificate from NEBOSH, UK. This certification leads to Technician status of IOSH (Tech IOSH) accompanied by CPD and also Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (AIIRSM)

Who should attend the course?

This course has been designed for Supervisors, Managers, Safety representatives and personnel who have responsibility for day to day advice on health, safety and welfare.

Nebosh IGC Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the management framework, moral and economic requirements and implications for good standards in health and safety within an organization.
  • Developing, promoting and communicating an effective health and safety culture in an organization.
  • Identifying the key features of a health and safety policy, the preparations and performance review of a health and safety audit. Understanding the importance of proactive and reactive health and safety monitoring measures.
  • Identifying hazards in the workplace and carry out risk assessments, record findings and review procedures.
  • Advising on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks and applying safe systems of work.
  • Dentifying fire hazards and consequential risks, advise on measures to minimize fire risks and develop fire procedures.
  • Identifying ill health effects of physical processes of work and the environment and recommend suitable measures to combat risks.
  • Explaining the processes and procedures for investigating and reporting accidents at work.

Accreditation

  • It will meet requirements of the Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRSM)
  • It provides academic qualifications for technician status of IOSH TechIOSH
  • NEBOSH igc qualifications are globally recognized by employers in all industry sectors

Certification

Delegates are awarded with Certificates on successful completion of two 2-hour written papers, under exam conditions and a practical assessment, carried out at the delegate's own workplace which involves safety monitoring of a construction site and the production of a formal report.