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NEBOSH General Certificate (IG) in Occupational Health and Safety

 This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organization. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively. Many people take the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. It gives a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study

Benefits of Achieving the NEBOSH International General Certificate

Benefits for learners 

The IGC looks at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. When you have completed the qualification, you will be able to:  

  •  justify the need for health and safety improvements;  
  •  advise on duties for health and safety in the workplace; 
  •  help your organisation to manage contractors;  
  •  work within a health and safety management system;  
  •  positively influence health and safety culture  and behaviour;  
  • carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of your workplace;  
  • recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise these impacts; 
  •  develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use a permit-to-work system;  
  •  take part in incident investigations; and  help your employer check the effectiveness of their health and safety management system through monitoring, auditing and review.
Benefits for employers 
When you achieve the IGC, you will be a huge asset to your employer. You will make a real difference in the workplace. You will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to help protect the health and safety of all workers. You will also be able help your employer to comply with the law and good practice, as well as help them avoid the huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

Achieving the qualification 
The IGC has two unit assessments (see ‘Qualification key features’ for details on the assessments and the pass standards); you must achieve a ‘Pass’ in each unit to be awarded the qualification. 
You will have five years to complete your qualification. The five-year period starts from the date you passed your first successful unit (we call this the ‘declaration date’). Any unit that is five or more years old will not count towards the qualification and you will need to retake this/these unit(s) if you still want to complete the qualification

Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety
  •  Why we should manage workplace health and safety 
  •  How health and safety management systems work and how they look like 
  • Managing Risk-understanding people and processes 
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Assessed by a two – hour written exam



Unit GC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards

Unit GC2: Risk Assessment 

• Physical and Psychological Health 

• Musculoskeletal Health

 • Chemical and Biological agents 

• General workplace issues 

• Work Equipment

 • Fire • Electricity 

Assessed by a three – hour practical assignment


National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), UK

Delivery Language

English – please notify us if interpretation is required.


Written Examination and Work Based Practical Assessment


10 Days (80 Hours)

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