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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety
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Who is it for?
Supervisors, managers and CDM co-ordinators within the construction industry who are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely. The qualification is also appropriate for supervisors working in other industries such as utilities, and even broadcasting, where temporary workplaces are a feature of their activities.
The programme of study broadly mirrors that of the National General Certificate. However, due to the specific nature of the award, the opportunity arises to cover key construction issues in rather more technical detail than would be appropriate for a general health and safety award.
The Construction Certificate therefore contains additional units and requires a slightly longer programme of study than its counterpart. It is thus designed to cover general health and safety issues within a construction context as well as placing emphasis on the specific construction issues that make the industry amongst the most dangerous in which to work.
What are the benefits for employers?
Many larger construction organisations choose the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate as a key part of their supervisory or management development programme. By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management they build an effective safety culture in the company.
Owners or managers of smaller consultancy companies will find this qualification helps them to meet the requirements of clients and principal contractors when working on other people's premises or sites.
Length of Study?
The duration of study for the Construction Certificate is a minimum of 108 hours plus private study and background reading. The 20 units are run over 15 days with an extra 3 days for practical assessment and examinations. We take this time to ensure a fantastic pass success rate – in fact, many students walk away with credits or distinctions.
How is the course assessed?
The examinations are comprised of two 2-hour written papers. Paper 1 ('The management of safety and health in construction work') addresses primarily Units 1-9. Paper 2 ('Controlling construction workplace hazards') addresses primarily Units 10-20. The practical assessment consists of carrying out a health and safety inspection of a construction site, or part of a site, and preparing a management report.
The syllabus comprises 20 units:
1 Foundation in Construction Health & Safety 11 Movement of People & Vehicles - Hazards & Control
2 Policy 12 Manual & Mechanical Handling - Hazards & Control
3 Organising for Health & Safety in Construction 13 Work Equipment - Hazards & Control
4 Promoting Positive Health & Safety Culture 14 Electrical - Hazards & Control
5 Risk Assessment 15 Fire - Hazards & Control
6 Principles of Control 16 Chemical & Biological Health - Hazards & Control
7 Monitoring, Review & Audit 17 Physical & Physiological Health - Hazards & Control
8 Incident Investigation – Recording & Reporting 18 Working at Height - Hazards & Control
9 Construction law and management 19 Excavation Work & Confined Spaces - Hazards & Control
10 Construction issues – hazard and control 20 Demolition - Hazards & Control