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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety(NEBOSH-IGC)

Overview

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.

Course Assessment

This modern qualification combines activities, learning and interactive materials to provide you with an interesting and engaging experience. It focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organisation. Assessment is a two-step process:
IG1 - An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission. IG2 - A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours). Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable.

Course Duration

10 -12 Days

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The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) provides a broad understanding of health & safety issues and is an essential qualification for anyone working in or wanting to work in safety & health anywhere in the world.

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 organisation to manage contractors.
  • Work within a health and safety management system.
  • Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour.
  • Carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of your workplace.
  • Recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise 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.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is widely seen as the first step towards a career in health and safety. As well as providing a platform for higher level qualifications, such as the NEBOSH Diploma, the NEBOSH General Certificate also enables you to apply for membership of all types of professional bodies

  • Health and Safety Advisor/Officer.
  • Fire Safety Officer.
  • Risk Assessor.
  • Quality and Safety Engineer.
  • Warehouse Safety Manager.
  • Site Safety Supervisor.

People from around the world take the NEBOSH IGC Training Course as it gives them the skills and knowledge required to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any type of organization. However, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is best suitable for Managers, Supervisors, Worker Representatives, Safety Inspectors, CEOs, Directors, OSH Auditors and others who require an understanding of health and safety principles and practices.

Syllabus

Element Assessment
1 Why we should manage workplace health and safety Question paper
(Open book home-based examination Scenario based questions)

Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 3.4
are also assessed by the practical assessment
(Unit IG2)
2 How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
3 Managing risk – understanding people and processes
4 Health and safety monitoring and measuring
5 Physical and psychological health Practical assessment
Unit IG2: Risk assessment
6 Musculoskeletal health
7 Chemical and biological agents
8 General workplace issues
9 Work equipment
10 Fire
11 Electricity

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