NEBOSH Construction - Professional recognition and flexibility to advance your career in health and safety
As one of the most popular and well recognised courses on construction health and safety the NEBOSH construction course
is a smart choice for those that are looking to improve their employability.
Using a modular format, the NEBOSH construction course
is divided into three sections. Each section covers an essential part of the knowledge needed by health and safety professionals in the construction industry.
The first module in the NEBOSH construction course
is known as NGC1 – Management of Health and Safety. This module is the broadest ranging of all the modules and covers good practice in health and safety generally. NCG1 is made of five key elements based around managing health and safety. It covers foundations of health and safety, policy, organisation, planning and auditing.
The second module then develops the more specific knowledge needed for the specialised issues within the construction industry. The second module is known as NCC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities. This is made up of 12 individual elements which include law, site hazards, vehicle hazards, musculoskeletal hazards, work equipment hazards, electrical safety, fire safety, chemical safety, working at heights, in confined spaces and demolitions.
The third module is NCC2 – Construction Health and Safety in Practical Application. This module provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the first two modules in a practical setting. Is serves as an assessment and also a consolidation exercise, where candidates get to use the theory of the course in a real world situation. For this module candidates are required to complete a health and safety inspection on a construction site and write up a report including recommendations for improving safety. If the candidate is not currently employed in a post suuitable for this exercise, some training providers can offer a placement in which to complete this report. This varies from provider to provider and it is best to use an online service provider if you are struggling to find a company that can offer this.
Both the NGC1 and NCC2 modules are assessed by a 2 hour exam. Each exam will contain a mix of one long and 10 short answer questions. NEBOSH courses often teach how to read and answer the questions in the correct way and many providers also offer additional revision days. Sample papers and guidance are also available from NEBOSH directly.
The modular format of the NEBOSH construction course
also provides excellent flexibility for learners. Each module can be taken separately as either a face to face course or by distance learning. Speak to your provider to arrange this.
In addition learners that have completed a Full NEBOSH General or a Full NEBOSH Fire can complete a conversion to the NEBOSH construction course
. This is because all of these three courses share the NGC1 module so if you have passed it before within the required time period, it is not necessary to repeat this. If you are trying to locate a trainer that offers conversion course, distance learning course or individual modules, contact an online service provider. As they have excellent links with course trainers, they will know where the nearest and cheapest course is that fulfils your needs.