NEBOSH International General Certificate

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the leading examining body for the UK health and safety industry. Their globally recognized qualifications are designed to teach learners the skills and knowledge to manage health, safety, and environmental issues in all fields of work

Course Information

The NEBOSH IGC is the world’s most popular safety qualification and is respected by employers worldwide. The NEBOSH IGC enables you to apply for many different health and safety jobs, such as Health & Safety Officer, Advisor, Superintendent etc in almost any industry

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

The NEBOSH National / International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is designed for personnel with health and safety responsibilities, e.g. managers, supervisors, safety officers, non-safety specialists etc. and who need a grounding and recognized qualification in occupational safety and health.
It is also beneficial for those wanting to further their career in the HSE field or those who wish to enhance their HSE knowledge

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

25 Candidates

Course Duration:

10 Days


NEBOSH IGC Exam at British Council

Certificate Expiry:

Don’t Expire

Course Information Sheet:
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Student Materials Includes:

• Book
• Soft Copy of Exam Revision material


Students will attend the NEBOSH IGC Exam at British Council

Course Topics

Unit IGC1: Management of International Health & Safety

Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety
  • The basis of occupational health and safety and the barriers to good standards.
  • The moral, social and economic drivers for ensuring health and safety in the workplace, including; economic climate, globalization, migrant workers, compensation claims and insured/uninsured costs.
  • The role and objectives of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and International Labor Standards and the levels of legal duties.
Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan
  • The key elements of Safety management systems; Plan-Do-Check-Act, ILO-OSH and OHSAS18001.
  • The purpose and features of an effective health and safety policy and the areas of business it influences.
Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems - Do
  • The main roles responsible for managing health and safety and their specific duties.
  • Managing contractors.
  • The key aspects of creating a positive health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety.
  • The organizational, individual and job factors that influence health and safety behavior.
  • The processes and programs that can influence a positive change in behavior at work.
  • The principles and practice of risk assessments.
  • The levels and principles of health and safety control measures.
  • The process for setting a Safe System of Work in a range of working environments.
  • The role and function of a Permit-To-Work system.
  • The provision and features of various Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Emergency procedures and the provision of First Aid in the workplace.
Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems - Check
  • The features and role of active and reactive monitoring systems.
  • The purpose and procedures for investigating, recording, and reporting incidents.
Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems - Act
  • The principles of internal and external audits.
  • The purpose and procedure for performing a health and safety review.

Unit GC2: Control of workplace hazards

Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • The Health, Welfare, and Work Environment requirements of a workplace.
  • The Prevention of falling materials through safe stacking and storage. 
  • The risks associated with violence and substance misuse at work and the procedures needed to effectively control it.
  • The hazards and controls for safe movement of people, working at height, excavations, and temporary works.
Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • The hazards and controls for safe workplace transport operations including non-movement related workplace transport hazards.
  • The risk assessment process for driving at work.
Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Risks and controls of work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD’s).
  • Risks and controls of display screen equipment (DSE).
  • Risks and controls of manual handling activities including manually operated and powered load handling equipment.
Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • General requirements for work equipment.
  • Risks and controls of hand-held tools and mechanical and non-mechanical machinery.
Element 5: Electrical Safety
  • The use of electricity and high risks associated with electricity at work. 
  • The duties of controlling the risks of working with electricity. 
  • The risk assessment process for work with electricity. 
Element 6: Fire Safety
  • The initiation, classification, and spread of fires. 
  • The fire risk assessment process and fire prevention methods.
  • The principles and use of fire alarm systems and fire-fighting equipment.
  • The evacuation of a workplace in the event of a fire. 
Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • The forms, classification, and health risks from exposure to hazardous substances.
  • The key elements of a risk assessment of hazardous substances. 
  • Control measures of hazardous substances, including occupational exposure limits.
  • The use and control of common workplace agents; Asbestos, Silica, Wood dust, BloodBorne Viruses, (BBV’s), Legionella, Cement dust and Carbon Monoxide.
  • The legal responsibilities when storing and handling waste. 
Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • The principles, health effects and controls of various health hazards; noise, vibration, and radiation.
  • The importance of managing stress at work.

Unit GC3: Health and safety practical application

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of the unit IGC1 and GC2 syllabus, by successful completion of a health and safety inspection of a workplace
  • Complete a report to management regarding the inspection with recommendations