Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation. It has become a formal qualification for occupational health and safety that is recognised world-wide.
The NEBOSH International 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.
PHSC go one step further by seeking to include any country-specific legislation in the course, so that delegates can understand both local, national, and wider international requirements for safety compliance.
All non UK nationals, employees of large organisations operating outside the UK, or multinational companies already working to international standards but needing to adapt these to accord with local needs and practice. It has been designed for personnel such as managers, supervisors, non-safety specialists, in fact anyone who has safety as one of their employment functions, including worker representatives.
This course is taught in English, and the examinations are also in the English language. Therefore any students must have at least an intermediate understanding of English.
Learning Outcomes of the NEBOSH International Certificate
- Understand the management framework, moral and economic requirements and implications for good standards in health and safety within an organisation.
- Develop, promote and communicate an effective health and safety culture in an organisation.
- Identify the key features of a health and safety policy, the preparations and performance review of a health and safety audit.
- Understand the importance of proactive and reactive health and safety monitoring measures.
- Identify hazards in the workplace and carry out risk assessments, record findings and review procedures.
- Advise on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks and applying safe systems of work.
- Identify fire hazards and consequential risks, advise on measures to minimise fire risks and develop fire procedures.
- Identify ill health effects of physical processes of work and the environment and recommend suitable measures to combat risks.
- Explain the processes and procedures for investigatingand reporting accidents at work.
- Additional option of one extra day to cover national legal requirements (non examinable).
Ten days tuition on a block-release basis ( 2 x 5 days). Then 1 day for the examinations. An additional day prior to the examinations can be provided where requested. Homework will be issued to delegates during the course, and personal 1-1 feedback will be given to help with examination preparation and ensure that the subjects have been properly understood.
Two written examination papers and a practical assessment that includes a written report. Two hours is allowed for each examination.
How is it assessed?
Units IGC1 and IGC2 are taught units each assessed by one two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. The written exam papers submitted by students are are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit IGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the student’s own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.