NEBOSH International General Certificate

NEBOSH International General Certificate


NEBOSH International General Certificate is a globally recognized health and safety qualification intended for companies or individuals working to international standards with regards to Health, Safety & Environment. This course focuses on the International Labor Standards (ILO) codes of practice. Upon successful completion of the certificate, delegates can apply for a membership with Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and/or International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as its qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the IIRSM.

Who Should Register For This Course

This course is suitable for individuals who aspire to gain health & safety knowledge on how to manage risks and hazards in any area of any business. It is also particularly suitable for individuals who are interested to embark on a career in the Health, Safety and Environment.

Course Content

The syllabus is divided into 3 units, (1) Management of International Health and Safety; (2) Control of International Workplace Hazards; and (3) International Health and Safety Practical Application. Each of the first two units is further divided into a number of elements. There are 13 elements which cover a range of workplace hazards and methods of control and are as follows:

UNIT – IGC 1:  Management of International Health and Safety

Element 1: Foundations in health and safety
Element 2: Health & Safety Management Systems – Plan
Element 3: Health & Safety Management Systems – Do
Element 4: Health & Safety Management Systems – Check
Element 5: Health & Safety Management Systems – Act

Control of International Work Place Hazards

  1. Work place hazards and risk control.
  2. Transport hazards and risk control
  3. Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control.
  4. Work Equipment – Hazards and Risk Control
  5. Electrical Safety
  6. Fire Safety
  7. Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  8. Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control.

Health & Safety Practical Application

Unit IGC3 is assessed by practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace.
The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination.

Course Duration And Assessment

The training is spread over 10 days plus 1 day for examinations. There will be written examinations which constitutes paper 1 (Management of International Health and Safety) and paper 2 (Control of International Workplace Hazards), each lasting 2 hours. Participants must achieve the minimum pass standard in all examinations and assessment to be awarded the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

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