NEBOSH Construction Courses - Preparing delegates to take responsibility for health and safety practices on construction sites
As construction continues to have one of the highest rates of fatalities, good health and safety training, specifically tailored to the hazards of the industry is vital. The NEBOSH construction courses
fulfil this requirement, offering a general basis in health and safety practice, industry specific issues and a change to practically apply the theory learnt throughout the course, across 3 modules.
The first module on the full course is known as NGC1 is aimed at briefing candidates on general health and safety practices, responsibilities and legislation and the auditing process by which practices in their own companies can be evaluated.
The second and third modules are common to all the NEBOSH construction courses
. The second module, known as NCC1, is specifically designed to cover the most common issues and hazards directly related to the construction Industry. There are 12 different elements ranging from law and policy for construction to individual hazards in detail such as electricity, fire and confined spaces. The course helps delegates both identify potential hazards and learn ways in which they can minimise the risk of these.
The third and last module is the NCC2. This module gives the delegates a chance to apply what they have learnt in modules NGC1 and NCC1 in a practical setting. Serving as both an assessment and a way for the delegate to consolidate their knowledge practically, in what will be a primary practical role; this module is taken after the completion of the other two.
A key strength with NEBOSH construction courses
is that due to their modular nature, they can completed in a number of ways to best suite the candidate’s situation.
Those candidates looking to complete one of the NEBOSH construction courses
, who have a limited amounts of time, and who might find taking up to 4 weeks off work a struggle, often choose to complete the course by distance learning. A distance learning course includes all the learning materials that the candidate will need for them to study at their own pace. This means that they can direct their attention to any areas that they feel might need a bit more work. In addition to the resources that are supplied for the candidate to study at home, there is lots of online, telephone and email support available. This provides delegates with an opportunity to discuss queries with tutors and other students, helping to consolidate their knowledge.
The alternative to a distance course is a face to face or classroom based course. While these tend to be more intensive in time for candidates, they do provide the benefits of having a tutor on hand at all times, which means asking questions and getting practical examples clarified is more immediate than the distance learning option. To get the best value for money and the best chance of passing the NEBOSH exams, get your candidate to consider which way they work best.
Another additional benefit when completing one of the NEBOSH construction courses
is that if you already have the NGC1 module you can complete a conversion course. This means that they only need do the NCC1 and NCC2 modules, which means a saving in time and money!