What kinds of people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH IGC) is a highly recommended and globally recognized qualification suitable for the managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world because it gives them the knowledge, skills and know-how to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organization.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.

NEBOSH international General certificate

NEBOSH International General certificate (IGC) UNIT 1

  • Element 1: Foundations in health and safety
  • Element 2: Health and safety management systems – Policy
  • Element 3: Health and safety management systems – Organizing
  • Element 4: Health and safety management systems – Planning
  • Element 5: Health and safety management systems – Measuring, Audit & Review

NEBOSH International General certificate (IGC) UNIT 2

  • Element 1: Workplace Hazards & Risk Control
  • Element 2: Transport Hazards & Risk Control
  • Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards & Risk Control
  • Element 4: Work equipment Hazards & Risk Control
  • Element 5: Fire Hazards & Risk Control
  • Element 6: Fire Safety
  • Element 7: Chemical and biological Health Hazards & Risk Control
  • Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards & Risk Control

NEBOSH International General certificate (IGC) UNIT 3

  • Practical Assessment Report

Key Topics Covered

  • International standards for health and safety at work
  • Implementation of health and safety management systems
  • Identification of workplace hazards
  • Methods of hazard control
  • Practical application of knowledge and understanding

How Is The Course Assessed?

  • Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units. The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment to help you apply your learning at work and add value for your employer.
  • The assessment is available in a number of different languages. Please see the NEBOSH website for further details.

Professional Membership

  • Holders of NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH – www.iosh.co.uk) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM – www.iirsm.org).