NEBOSH International General Certificate


The NEBOSH International General Certificate concentrates on local legal requirements, incorporating international standards (such as ILO Codes of Practice) and general principles of good practice, making it relevant to personnel all over the world. It has been designed for managers, supervisors and employee representatives and is ideal for anyone who wants to establish a career in health and safety.


On successful completion of this NEBOSH training course candidates will be able to: -

  • Understand the management framework, moral & economic requirements & implications for good standards in health & safety within an organisation.
  • Develop, promote & communicate an effective health & safety culture in an organisation.
  • Identify the key features of a health & safety policy, the preparations & performance review of a health & safety audit. Understand the importance of proactive & reactive health & safety monitoring measures.
  • Identify hazards in the workplace & carry out risk assessments, record findings & review procedures.
  • Advise on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks & applying safe systems of work.
  • Identify fire hazards & consequential risks, advise on measures to minimise fire risks & develop fire procedures.
  • Identify ill health effects of physical processes of work & the environment & recommend suitable measures to combat risks.
  • Explain the processes & procedures for investigating & reporting accidents at work.


This NEBOSH course will cover the following topics: -

Unit IGC1 – Management of International Health & Safety
Element 1 – Foundations in Health & Safety
Element 2 – Health & Safety management systems - Plan
Element 3 – Health & Safety management systems - Do
Element 4 – Health & Safety management systems - Check
Element 5 – Health & Safety management systems - Act

Unit GC2 – Controlling workplace hazards
Element 1 – Workplace hazards and risk control
Element 2 – Transport hazards and risk control
Element 3 – Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
Element 4 – Work equipment hazards and risk control
Element 5 – Electrical Safety
Element 6 – Fire Safety
Element 7 – Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
Element 8 – Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Unit GC3 - Health and safety practical Application
Candidates are required to undertake a health and safety inspection of a workplace and prepare a management report.


10 Days Classroom + Practical + Exam


Assessment is by an end-of-course examination comprising two written papers - IGC1 and GC2 - and a practical assessment GC3 which consists of carrying out a health and safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.  This should be taken within 10 working days of the written exam.  Delegates are responsible for submitting their assessments within the required timescales. If assessments are not submitted by this time the candidate will fail the course.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, supervisors and employees based outside the UK who require a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety principles and practices.

Suggested Progression

NEBOSH International Diploma


NEBOSH - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

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