NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate


The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate is a renowned industry qualification, previously known as the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction.

Billions of pounds are lost each year due to absences caused by workplace injuries and ill-health. What’s more, most accidents and work-related health issues can be avoided if adequate risk management strategies are in place.

This leading safety training course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to run a safe construction site, spot common hazards, challenge dangerous behaviour and manage risk.

Although there are no formal pre-requisites for booking this training course, we recommend you have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Please note: You’ll need access to Wi-Fi to be able to download the open book exam paper.


By the end of this technical ten-day NEBOSH course, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Understand and implement the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Manage health and safety on a construction site
  • Improve standards to create a safe working environment
  • Explain the legal obligations of working on construction sites
  • Recognise common health and safety hazards
  • Understand the various health and safety responsibilities of key construction workers, contractors and designers
  • Educate co-workers in safety legislation and manage contractors
  • Carry out an effective risk assessment
  • Investigate a range of workplace incidents
  • Understand the dangers of working at height, transporting materials, excavation and demolition
  • Further your career through leadership, effective site management, sharp decision making and inspiring safe working practices


With the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 as a guide, this NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate will cover the following subject areas:

  • The foundations of construction health and safety
  • Health and safety culture
  • Construction-related safety issues
  • Site management and security
  • Assessing a construction site and implementing control measures
  • Human behaviour and influence
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Managing change
  • Emergency procedures
  • Working safely in confined spaces
  • Excavation and its hazards
  • The dangers of working at height
  • Demolition – risks and assessment
  • Site vehicles and plant
  • Protecting others
  • Physical health issues, musculoskeletal and limb disorders
  • Working near water
  • Safety measures for work equipment
  • Power cables, fire-fighting and hazardous substances
  • Psychological health issues including noise, vibration and radiation
  • Looking after your and co-workers’ mental health
  • Violence at work


To gain this NEBOSH qualification, you’ll need to complete an open book exam, which you can complete at home or another quiet space where you can focus.

  • You’ll be asked to answer a series of questions based on a real-life workplace scenario, as well as a risk assessment task. To pass, you’ll need to use evidence from the scenario along with the knowledge you’ve gained through the course.
  • You will be given 48 hours to submit your paper to the NEBOSH-appointed external examiner, although you can expect to finish in around five hours.
  • After completing the exam, you’ll be interviewed by video call, to talk through the tasks and verify that the work you’ve submitted is your own. During the interview, which lasts around 15 minutes, the examiner will ask to confirm your identity using photo ID.

NEBOSH’s external examiners will mark the assessments.  Students are notified of their results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Certification is issued by NEBOSH after results have been announced.

You are responsible for submitting your assessments within agreed timescales. If you don’t meet these deadlines, you risk failing the course.

Who Should Attend?

If you’re responsible for health and safety on a construction site, this NEBOSH Health and Safety course will help you to recognise workplace hazards and minimise the risk of injury and ill-health caused on site. By completing this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

This training is suitable (but not limited to) the following workers in construction, civil engineering utilities and broadcasting:

  • Site managers and supervisors
  • Health and safety advisors
  • Contract managers
  • Site workers responsible for health and safety


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