NEBOSH Construction Certificate - A Popular Choice
If you are considering health and safety training within the construction industry, it is likely that you have heard of the popular and well respected NEBOSH construction
course. Available at certificate level, the NEBOSH construction
course make an excellet choice for those working in construction with responsibilities for safeguarding others wellbeing.
Constituting of three modules, individually assessed, the NEBOSH construction
certificate runs in a classroom based format for around 80 hours of taught formal study (Around 12 -18 days depending on the provider running the course). Candidates are also expected to put in around 50 hours of home study, depending on their previous level of experience in the field.
Aimed at those supervising construction projects or employed in the field of construction and facilities management the NEBOSH construction
certificate covers three main units of study. The first is NCG1, (Management of health and safety). Shared with the general occupation certificate, the NGC1 modules is designed to cover how to be an effective manger of health and safety within your organisation. It includes units on health and safety policy, organisation, promoting a positive culture, risk assessment, principles of control, auditing and monitoring and reporting and investigating incidents. The particular benefit to completing any NEBOSH course containing the NGC1 module is that there are conversion courses available. This means if you previously have achieved NGC1 you can qualify for the NEBOSH construction
certificate or the NEBOSH fire certificate by completing a shortened course.
The second module for the NEBOSH construction certificate is the NCC1 (Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities). This module is split into 12 units, each designed to be directly applicable to the field of construction. The NCC1 modules covers areas such as construction management, law, controlling hazards, vehicle and people control, manual and mechanical handling, equipment safety, electrical safety, fire safety, chemical safety, excavation, confined space safety and the effects of construction work on psychological and physical health.
Finally the last module candidates for the NEBOSH construction
certificates will take is the NCC2 (Construction health and safety practical application). This module is designed to test the knowledge and understanding learnt in the previous two modules. It takes the form of a practical risk assessment report and must be completed within a fortnight of sitting the two formal written exams. It is usually based around the candidates own work place, although training providers can sometimes arrange placement to allow completion of this modules, if the candidates is not currently in employment.
Some candidates are making use of the option to study this course by distance learning. This is a really convenient option for those with a very hectic work or home schedule, where their presence is needed constantly and cannot be spared for long periods of time. By studying by in this way, students can choose the pace at which to work, focusing on areas which they need to improve. They can also benefit from organised online support groups, interacting with tutors and other students and they can select when they feel ready to take the exams.