The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety training course is based on best practices for implementing safety systems. This NEBOSH Certificate course is grounded on the UK’s world leading standards.
You’ll learn how to apply the best industry standards for managing health and safety systems, in any industry. This NEBOSH International General Certificate course is suitable for those working outside the UK Undertaking this NEBOSH Certificate course will help you become a fully qualified and competent health & safety officer.
This eLearning NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification has been designed to give students the confidence to implement the core knowledge and skills they will learn during the course of study. This qualification is acceptable globally.
There are five key topics covered by the NEBOSH International General Certificate:
- Legal requirements for health and safety at work
- Implementation of health and safety managements systems
- Identification of workplace hazards
- Methods of hazard control
- Practical application of knowledge and understanding
Course Study Level
Students should be aware this is a certificate level 3 qualification. This means the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a relatively demanding qualification to study, approximately equivalent to an A-level (or UK college level qualification).
Who is this NEBOSH Certificate in Health & Safety for?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed for those looking to start a career in Occupational Health and Safety and a desire to progress their career and work in any industry.
Main Benefits of the NEBOSH International General Certificate
Becoming qualified will benefit your company. Some businesses will only use the services of companies that are compliant with particular recognized standards.
Benefits to Employers
When employees are qualified at certificate Level, your company reputation is improved by demonstrating that key social responsibilities and ethical practices are met by employing trained professionals. In turn this helps to avoid prosecution and other legal issues.
Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety
1.1 Discuss the moral, financial and legal reasons for managing health and safety in the workplace
1.2 Explain how health and safety is regulated and the consequences of non-compliance
1.3 Summarize the main health and safety duties of different groups of people at work and explain how contractors should be selected, monitored and managed
Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
2.1 Give an overview of the elements of a health and safety management system and the benefits of having a formal/certified system
2.2 Discuss the main ingredients of health and safety management systems that make it effective – policy, responsibilities, and arrangements
Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
3.1 Describe the concept of health and safety culture and how it influences performance
3.2 Summarize how health and safety culture at work can be improved
3.3 Summarize the human factors which positively or negatively influence behaviour at work in a way that can affect health and safety
3.4 Explain the principles of the risk assessment process
3.5 Discuss typical workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and ways to minimize those impacts
3.6 Describe what to consider when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general activities
3.7 Explain the role, function and operation of a permit to-work system
3.8 Discuss typical emergency procedures (including training and testing) and how to decide what level of first aid is needed in the workplace
Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
4.1 Discuss common methods and indicators used to monitor the effectiveness of management systems
4.2 Explain why and how incidents should be investigated, recorded and reported
4.3 Explain what an audit is and why and how it is used to evaluate a management system
4.4 Explain why and how regular reviews of health and safety performance are needed
Unit IG2: Risk Assessment
For this unit learners must produce a risk assessment of a workplace which considers a wide range of identified hazards (drawn from elements 5-11) and meets best practice standards (‘suitable and sufficient’)
Element 5: Physical and psychological health
Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
Element 8: General workplace issues
Element 9: Work equipment
Element 10: Fire
Element 11: Electricity
There are two assessments for the NEBOSH International General Certificate:
- An online open-book assessment
- A practical risk assessment carried out in the workplace to demonstrate the knowledge learned in elements 5-11.
You need to pass both assessments to achieve your NEBOSH International General Certificate. Further information about open book exams as well as frequently asked questions, is available in the Learner Guide.