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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC)

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

This qualification focuses on international standards and management systems, enabling candidates to effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities in any employment sector, in all parts of the world.

 

This Course is For?

Managers, supervisors and employees based outside the UK who require a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety principles and practices. The qualification focuses on international standards and management systems, enabling candidates to effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities in any employment sectors, in all parts of the world. The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, no previous health and safety knowledge is required. The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, no previous health and safety knowledge is required. However it should be noted that the examination is offered, and must be answered, in English, and that the course includes a requirement to write a short report, which must also be in English.

 

Is This Qualification Recognized?

The International General Certificate qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

 

What Does The Qualification Covers?

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 Labor Organization (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and culture factors may form part of the study program where relevant and appropriate.

 

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

1. Management of International Health and Safety (IGC1).

2. Control of International Workplace Hazards (IGC2).

3. International Health and Safety Practical Application (IGC3).

 

COURSE CONTENT

• Foundations in health
• Policyorganizing for health and safety
• Promoting a positive health and safety culture
• Risk assessment
• Principal of Control
• Monitoring review and audit
• Incident and accident investigation, recording and reporting
• Movement of people and vehicles – hazards and control
• Manual and mechanical handling – hazards and control
• Work equipment – hazards and control
• Electrical hazards and control
• Fire hazards and control
• Chemical and biological health hazards and control
• Physical and psychological health hazards and control
• Construction activities – hazards and control

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