Achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) covers the principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge.
The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.
From a 2012 survey of successful International General Certificate students, of those who responded over 98% would recommend the qualifications to others.
This course is classroom based learning spread over 2 five day blocks with a revision day and the final day being the day of the exams.
No previous health and safety knowledge is required.
The International General Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Management of international health and safety (IGC1)
- Control of international workplace hazards (IGC2)
- International health and safety practical application (IGC3)
IGC1 – Management of International Health & Safety
- Foundations in health & safety
- Health & safety management systems – Policy
- Health & safety management systems – Organising
- Health & safety management systems – Planning
- Health & safety management systems – Measuring,audit and review
IGC2 – Control of International Workplace Risks
- Workplace hazards and risk control
- Transport hazards and risk control
- Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
- Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control
On completion of the NEBOSH International Certificate course, delegates should be able to:
- Identify common hazards in the workplace and advise on appropriate remedial action.
- Understand the foundations and frameworks for regulation of health and safety, including international standards and conventions such as ISO and ILO.
- Advise on appropriate action to minimise fire risk and develop fire procedures.
- Assist in preparation, review and monitoring of safety policy and procedures including proactive and reactive strategies, training audits and safety committees.
- Investigate accidents, and other incidents, prepare reports making cost effective proposals to prevent recurrence.
- Identify main requirements of legislation and codes of practice.
- Maintain records and information sources to advise management.
- Communicate effectively on health and safety matters including the use of reports.
- Undertake effective workplace inspections and recommend cost effective remedial action.
- Describe human and organisational factors affecting health and safety performance assessment e.g. health & safety culture.