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NEBOSH International General Certificate In Occupational Health And Safety

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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Outline

Unit IGC 1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Foundation in Health and Safety

  • The scope and nature of occupational health and safety

  • The moral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety

  • Outline the role of national governments and international bodies in formulating a framework for the regulation of health and safety

  • Identify the nature and key sources of health and safety information

  • Outline the key elements of a health and safety management system

 

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems 1 – Policy

  • Key elements of a health and safety management system

  • Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety

  • Key features and appropriate content of an effective health and safety policy

 

Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems 2 – Organising

  • Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, directors and managers

  • Concept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisation

  • Human factors which influence behaviour at work

  • How health and safety behaviour at work can be improved

 

Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems 3 – Planning

  • Importance of planning

  • Principles and practice of risk assessment

  • General principles of control and a basic hierarchy of risk reduction measures

  • Sources of health and safety information

  • Factors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activities

  • Role and function of a permit-to-work system

 

Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems 4 – Measuring, Audit and Review

  • Active and reactive monitoring

  • Health and safety auditing

  • Investigating incidents

  • Recording and reporting incidents

  • Review of health and safety performance

 

Unit IGC 2: Controlling Workplace Risks

Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control

  • Health, welfare and work environment requirements

  • Violence at work

  • Substance misuse at work

  • Safe movement of people in the workplace

  • Working at height

  • Excavations

 

Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control

  • Safe movement of vehicles in the workplace

  • Driving at work

 

Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control

  • Work-related upper limb disorders

  • Manual handling hazards, risks and control measures

  • Manually operated load handling equipment

  • Mechanically operated load handling equipment

 

Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control

  • General requirements for work equipment

  • Hand-held tools

  • Machinery hazards

  • Control measures for reducing risks from machinery hazards

 

Element 5: Electrical Safety

  • Risks associated with electricity

  • Control measures

 

Element 6: Fire Safety

  • Fire initiation, classification and spread

  • Fire risk assessment

  • Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread

  • Fire alarm and fire-fighting equipment

  • Evacuation of a workplace

 

Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • Forms of, classification of, and health risks from hazardous substances

  • Assessment of health risks

  • Workplace exposure limits

  • Control measures

  • Specific agents

  • Safe handling and storage of waste

 

Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • Noise

  • Vibration

  • Radiation

  • Stress​

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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Overview

This comprehensive 11-day NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course provides individuals with a substantial grounding of health and safety knowledge. This NEBOSH accredited course is based on international standards and it is suitable for people in any industry or sector, anywhere in the world. More than 175,000 people worldwide possess this NEBOSH certification, according to NEBOSH itself, hence it is a lauded signifier of health and safety excellence and is the world’s leading standard.

 

Individuals undertaking this NEBOSH course become more aware of occupational risks and hazards, and will thus take measures to reduce the number of accidents. Consequently, less incidents will occur - which will save a business money and illness-related pay/days. As a consequence, the reputation of businesses, as being a conscientious and considerate employer, is elevated. 

 

 

NEBOSH International General Certificate courses are offered by The Knowledge Academy in association with NEBOSH-accredited course provider Phoenix Health & Safety

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Who should attend?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is for:

  • People that require a broad knowledge of Health and Safety issues.

  • Managers, Supervisors, and Operational staff based outside of the UK

 

Successful completion of the course also means you can apply for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH) and for the Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, allowing you to use AIIRSM after your name.

 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites - this course is open to everyone regardless of experience or qualification portfolio

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Exam

You will receive an exam voucher, allowing you to sit the examination through NEBOSH. 

  • IGC 1 is assessed by a 2 hour, 10 question written exam featuring both short and long-answer questions

  • IGC 2 is assessed by a 2 hour, 10 question written exam

  • IGC 3 is assessed by a 2 hour, practical exam - this must be taken within 14 days of the written exam

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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety FAQs

NEBOSH, an acronym for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, is a global health and safety qualification that demonstrates that an individual is a proficient and effective health and safety operator.
No, NEBOSH certifications do not expire. However, health and safety practices and guidance frequently change as more medical research is conducted and new best-practice protocols are established - it is therefore recommended that candidates resit their NEBOSH certification every 5 years to ensure their knowledge is up to date.
Yes, an exam voucher is provided to candidates - allowing them to sit the examination through NEBOSH. Please note, the examination has to be taken at a minimum of 20 working days after the course end date, this is directly arranged with The Knowledge Academy.
Tuition from an experienced Instructor, light refreshments, NEBOSH Certificate - on successful completion of both exams, a NEBOSH Health and Safety Certificate will be awarded, and a NEBOSH Exam Voucher
All of our instructors have several years of health and safety practice experience - they will impart their knowledge on the course to help you become aware of situational differences that dictate health and safety protocols

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety courses are offered by The Knowledge Academy in association with NEBOSH-accredited course provider Phoenix Health & Safety


Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell


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