NEBOSH Construction Certificate covers key health and safety issues in detail.
The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is aimed at those with supervisory and managerial roles within the construction industry. It is also favoured by Construction Design Management (CDM) coordinators as an excellent step in their professional development. The content is well suited to people carrying out these roles as it addresses the legal and practical health and safety issues that they face daily when working in a construction environment.
The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is a national certificate course, split into three modules. NEBOSH recommend that to complete the course it should take around 105 taught hours of study and 52 hours of private study across all three modules.
- The first module is the NGC1 - Management of Health and Safety. The NGC1 covers the following key issues within health and safety - legislation, basic health and safety, organisational issues, risk assessment, auditing, accident investigation and reporting.
- The second module is the NCC1 - Managing and Controlling Hazards In Construction Activities. This module is tailored specifically to the construction industry and covers how to minimize risk across a range of hazards including vehicle, muscular-skeletal, chemical and biological, physical and psychological and work equipment. It also includes training on the law and site management, working at heights, fire safety, electrical safety and excavation and demolition safety. Both the NGC1 and NCC1 are assessed by written examination.
- The third module is a practical assignment, NCC2 - Construction Health and Safety Practical application is assessed via the completion of a report which tests if you can put the knowledge and understanding you have gained in the previous modules into practice in a real life situation. You will be asked to conduct a health and safety risk assessment on a construction site and submit the report of this inspection for marking.
Once you have passed all three modules you will have achieved the full NEBOSH Construction Certificate and you will also be able to apply for membership of TECH IOSH.
Distance Learning Options
Those embarking on a NEBOSH course for the NEBOSH Construction Certificate have the option of either completing it in a classroom environment or by distance learning. To decide which delivery mode is best for you, consider your time, commitments and how best you learn. You may do better working at your own pace or in the structured environment of the classroom. It is important to note that whichever option you choose, a minimum of 50 personal study hours across the three modules is required.
It is also useful to note that the NEBOSH Construction Certificate shares the NGC1 module with a number of other NEBOSH national certificate courses such as The National General Certificate and the Certificate in Fire Risk and Safety. There is a level of flexibility built into the design of NEBOSH courses which means that if you hold the NGC1 already you do not have to repeat it for the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course, provided that the NG1 module has been passed within the last 5 years. It also means that once you have complete this course if you wish to further your professional development by completing either of fire or national course you will only have to complete the other modules and not redo the NGC1.