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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health

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The NEBOSH International General Certificate is aimed at those who have health and safety responsibilities (eg. managers, supervisors, employees and employee representatives) based outside the UK who require a broad knowledge and understanding of health & safety principles and practices.

The NEBOSH International certificate is a globally recognised qualification in the health and safety profession and focuses on international standards and management systems.

Course Overview

The course provides a solid foundation in health and safety, covering 16 modules comprising

Unit 1 – Management of Health & Safety
  • Element 1 – Foundations in Health & Safety
  • Element 2 – Health & Safety Policy
  • Element 3 – Organising for Health & Safety
  • Element 4 – Promoting a Positive Health & Safety Culture
  • Element 5 – Risk Assessment
  • Element 6 – Principles of Control
  • Element 7 – Monitoring, Review and Audit
  • Element 8 – Accident Investigation, Recording and Reporting
Unit 2 – Controlling Workplace Hazards
  • Element 1 – Movement of People & Vehicles
  • Element 2 – Manual and Mechanical Handling
  • Element 3 – Work Equipment
  • Element 4 – Electricity
  • Element 5 – Fire
  • Element 6 – Chemical and Biological Hazards
  • Element 7 – Physical and Psychological Health Hazards
  • Element 8 – Construction Activities

The International Certificate is non-country specific in relation to the legal section, and covers International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions. However, in-house courses could be tailored to a specific country requirements.


There are examinations comprising two written theory papers (Papers IGC1 and IGC2) each lasting 2 hours to be completed on the examination day, and a practical assessment (IGC3). The practical assessment involves undertaking a safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.


11 days inclusive of examination day


Fee: £1350 + VAT per delegate (for attendance to SMC open courses)


  • Refreshments & Lunch
  • Registration & Examination Entry Fees
  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Certificate (on successful completion)

This course can also be run in-house for up to 15 people per course
Fee: Please call for a quote

Information on the Course can be downloaded here