NEBOSH IGC – International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health

NEBOSH International General Certificate – UK (Level 3)

NEBOSH IGC First of all internationally valid NEBOSH certifications to practice and communicate effective health and safety culture.

NEBOSH International General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities.

It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and gives you a stepping stone to success.

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Who is the qualification designed for?

This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation.

It’s ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively.

Many people take the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. It gives a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.

Benefits for NEBOSH IGC Learners

The IGC looks at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. When you have completed the qualification, you will be able to:

  • Justify the need for health and safety improvements;
  • Advise on duties for health and safety in the workplace;
  • Help your organization to manage contractors;
  • Work within a health and safety management system;
  • Positively influence health and safety culture and behavior;
  • Carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of your workplace;
  • Recognize workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimize these impacts;
  • Develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use a permit-to-work system;
  • Take part in incident investigations; and
  • Help your employer check the effectiveness of their health and safety management system through monitoring, auditing and review.

Benefits for Employers

When you achieve the IGC, you will be a huge asset to your employer. You will make a real difference in the workplace.

You will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to help protect the health and safety of all workers.

You will also be able help your employer to comply with the law and good practice, as well as help them avoid the huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate programme is classified into 2 units as follows:

  • Unit IG1: Management of Health and safety.
  • Unit IG 2: Risk Assessment.

NEBOSH IGC – Open Book Examination

You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your open book examination. Access your text books, notes, digital resources and any other resources while taking up your examination.

If you can create a space that allows you to focus intently on your paper, you should be able to finish the questions in 4-5 hours.

Format of Open Book Examination

The open book examination will begin by giving a scenario. This will typically describe a realistic organisation or workplace with an outline of normal operational activities and worker behaviour.

Candidates may be asked to imagine that you hold a specific role such as, a safety Manager, in the workplace described.

Course Syllabus

Unit IG1: Management of International Health and Safety

Examination: Open Book Online examination – 24hrs duration

  • Why we should manage workplace health & Safety.
  • How health and safety management system work and what they look like.
  • Managing Risk – understanding people and processes.
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring.
Unit IG2: Risk Assessment

Examination: 3 Hours Practical Assessment

  • Physical and psychological health.
  • Musculo-skeletal health.
  • Chemical and biological agents.
  • General Workplace issues.
  • Work equipment.
  • Fire.
  • Electricity.

Course Duration

Course duration: 15days Classroom Training.

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Training Venue

Training Partner will organise training venue.

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