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

About this course: The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health & Safety is an internationally recognised health and safety qualification from an established independent examination board with over 25 years' experience in providing up-to-date and relevant examinations. The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is registered in United Kingdom. (For more details, see www.nebosh.org.uk)

This course has been developed for multinational organisations in all sectors, mindful of international standards or directives and at the same time adaptive to local needs. It seeks to provide an excellent underpinning knowledge of health and safety, as well as a sound basis for evaluating (and managing) potential hazards and risks. The syllabus incorporates international, technical and other standards where they exist. In other cases, requirements and practices that represent 'good practice' are followed.

All tuition is in English however the examination as well as distance learning course books can be taken in other languages. Contact us via email: elearning@kbatraining.org

COURSE CONTENT

The contents of the course are covered in two units (NEW Syllabus) and their applications are practiced and tested in the third unit:

UNIT IGC 1: MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 1 - Plan
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 2 - Do
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 3 - Check
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 4 - Act
UNIT GC 2: CONTROL OF INTERNATIONAL WORKPLACE RISKS
  • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Work equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control
UNIT GC3: INTERNATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTICAL APPLICATION

The completion of a health & safety assessment of a workplace and a report to management will be carried out at the candidate's workplace within 14 days of course completion.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) follows the same principles as the National General Certificate (UK) - achieving high standards of health and safety - regardless of any local legal requirements.

Examinations are held on the last day of the course or for e-learners/distance learners four times per year at any British Council or participating university/Centre each year.

BENEFITS FOR COMPANIES

In today's working environment 'Safety' plays a key role in the success of any company. The NEBOSH International General Certificate provides a mean to improve the safety awareness of company employees, particularly those involved with operations or directly related to safety. The full time course offered by KBA Training Pte Ltd allows for personnel to be able to dedicate their time to the syllabus and course information and is suited for full time company employees or individuals.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Safety & Health is for personnel with health & safety responsibilities, e.g. managers, supervisors, safety officers, non-safety specialists etc & who need a grounding & recognised qualification in occupational safety & health. It is also beneficial for those wanting to further their career in the HSE field or those who wish to enhance their HSE knowledge.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

Candidates are assessed by an examination for each unit : IGC 1; IGC 2 and IGC 3 (a practical health & safety assessment of a workplace situation ). Each exam is 2 hours in duration. Candidates must achieve a minimum pass standard in all the examinations and assessment to be awarded the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health. Certification is issued by NEBOSH UK.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Holders of the International General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
  • The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points.

    SCQF Level 6 is comparable to NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. See the “Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries” chart issued by the UK regulators, available here.

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