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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
This course has been developed for multinational organisations in all sectors working in accordance with
international standards or directives but adapting to local needs. The certificate is an internationally
recognised qualification which provides an excellent underpinning knowledge of safety & health and a
sound basis for evaluating hazards and risks.
This qualification is awarded by NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and
Health, UK’s leading health and safety professional body with over 25 years experience in providing up to
date and relevant examinations. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduate with 5 years of
experience within a health and safety position may apply for Technician membership (TechIOSH) with
IOSH — the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Graduates may also apply for Associate
membership (AIIRSM) of IIRSM — International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
Who should attend
The NEBOSH IGC is for personnel with international health & safety responsibilities e.g. managers,
supervisors, safety officers and those who need grounding and a recognized qualification in occupational
safety & health. It is also beneficial for those wanting to further their career in the HSE field or those who
wish to enhance their HSE Knowledge.
Entry requirements
Delegates should have a competent and sound standard of English to understand and articulate the
course syllabus.
Course outline
Unit IGC 1 Management of International Health and Safety
♦ Foundations in health and safety
♦ Health and safety management systems 1 – Policy
♦ Health and safety management systems 2 – Organising
♦ Health and safety management systems 3 – Planning
♦ Health and safety management systems 4 – Measuring, audit and review
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Unit IGC 2 Control of International Workplace Hazards
♦ Workplace hazards and risk control
♦ Transport hazards and risk control
♦ Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
♦ Work equipment hazards and risk control
♦ Electrical safety
♦ Fire safety
♦ Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
♦ Physical and psychological health hazards and control
Unit IGC 3 International Health and Safety Practical Application
♦ The completion of a health and safety assessment of a work place report to management
Candidates are assessed by two 2-hour written examinations and one practical assessment. Upon
successful completion and passing, they will be awarded the NEBOSH International General Certificate in
Occupational Safety and Health.
Completion dateline for this qualification is up to 5 years from registration.
Benefits for employer
The NEBOSH IGC will benefit companies adopting international standards seeking to implement quality
health and safety management across all areas of their operation – Ensuring that sound understanding of
the principles of managing risk is embedded in the organisation, building an effective safety culture.
Safety and health professionals are an asset to their organisation – preventing accidents and
unnecessary expenses.

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