Everyting You Wished To Know About Nebosh

NEBOSH is an awarding body approved by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation, which has a UK-wide regulatory remit. NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. It was was formed in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status that offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised,  qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.

Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers, with exams taken in over 120 countries around the world.

Quick Facts About NEBOSH

  • NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and IEMA.
  • NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners or Chartered Environmentalists operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.
  • NEBOSH technical standards are overseen by a Qualification Governance Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.
  • NEBOSH is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified organisation.

What is NEBOSH IGC certification course?

NEBOSH IGC certification course is currently listed amongst the 3 most significant certification training in the field of health and safety; engineering, science and technology, oil and gas, art and medicine. Successful candidates of this program stand a 95% chance of being selected for employment or promotion.

IGC is globally recognised as a safety level 6 certification course equivalent to having an National Master Certificate (OND) well known to given you the robust skills and know-how, to perform health and safety obligations in industries such as formulating HSE policies, managing, advising and evaluating health and safety practices in companies anywhere in the world. This course consists of 3 units (IGC1, GC2 and GC3) and requires 73 training-hours to complete. Afterwards, the candidates are required to write the International exams.

Why do you need the NEBOSH course?

Certification and personal upgrade is to a worker what a gold medal is to an athlete. Ever thought about how some people stay relevant and on high demand at a time when getting a job or keeping one is far fetched?

The answer is not difficult. For decades, highly successful individuals have understood that the step to significance lies in the continuous upgrading of one’s intellectual capacity. Professional training has been proven over the years to be the most effective tool for career success and personal development. Talk about experience and exposure you talk about qualitative professional training. NEBOSH IGC certification course provides individuals and organisations with knowledge of the best standards and practice in health and safety management.

What does the NEBOSH IGC course cover?

Unit IGC1: The Management of International Health and Safety

  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 1 Plan
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 2 Do
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 3 Check
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 4 Act

Unit IGC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Electrical and Fire Safety
  • Chemical & Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

Unit IGC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

  • Health and Safety Practical Application

Where do NEBOSH certificates come from?

NEBOSH IGC Certificates are released directly from the UK and sent directly to accredited centres.

How recognised is NEBOSH IGC?

NEBOSH IGC is safety level 6 and currently stands as the highest recognised certificate-level qualification in the field of safety.

Who is qualified to take this course?

NEBOSH IGC is suitable for everyone from young graduates of any profession, to field supervisors, executive and management staffs, both internal auditors and lead auditors, project leaders and basically anyone who is career driven.

You don’t require any previous exposure in safety to excel in this certification course as NEBOSH IGC provides with the foundational knowledge in health and safety.

What is the duration of this course?

NEBOSH IGC course requires 73 contact hours to complete the training. Therefore classes are designed to run for 10days from Mondays to Fridays (no weekends) for two weeks by 9am to 4pm daily.

  • The IGC1 is covered within the first 4days
  • The GC2 runs from the 5th day to the 10th
  • The GC3 runs from for 3hours on the 10th day

After training is there an examination to write?

On completion of the training the candidates will be required to seat for an exam. The papers to write are IGC1 (contains 11 compulsory theory questions and lasts for 2 hours); and GC2 (which also contains 11 compulsory theory questions and lasts for 2 hours); while the GC3 is a project you are required to carry out and submit by latest 10days after writing the IGC1 and GC2 exams.

Candidates who pass this exam will be issued a result transcript (COERS) in 40 working days time after exam, and certificates will be sent from UK in another 40 working days for each units passed. The exams are held in our training centres and coordinated by the British Council.

How is the examination marked?

After the exams, the British Council returns all scripts to NEBOSH in UK. Candidate scripts are marked by examiners at NEBOSH. To pass IGC1 & GC2 you need to score at least 45% in each of the units. While to pass GC3 you must make 60%. Candidates who pass all 3 units will receive 4 certificates: IGC1 certificate; GC2 certificate; GC3 certificate and a big-sized General certificate. However, candidates who fail to meet any of the required marks will not receive the certificates for that unit, but will receive certificates for the units passed.

What is the difference between NEBOSH and HSE level 1,2,3?

Safety certification consists of 6 levels namely: level 1; level 2; level 3; level 5; level 6 and level 8. HSE starts at level 1 to level 3, while NEBOSH starts at level 5 to level 8. NEBOSH safety for process industry is safety level 5, NEBOSH IGC is currently a safety level 6 course. After completing IGC you become eligible to seat for safety level 8 (NEBOSH diploma)

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