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NEBOSH IGC 1 - Management of international health and safety

NEBOSH IGC 1 - Management of international health and safety

Unit IGC1 is common to:

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

This enables students seeking to develop specialist knowledge to combine units across these NEBOSH qualifications. Unit IGC1 holders do not need to re-sit this examination providing it was successfully achieved within the five year completion period for each qualification.

The International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is divided into three units. All units are mandatory unless an exemption can be applied. There are no optional units. Candidates may choose to take one, two or all three units at the same time or at different times.

Unit IGC1: Management of international health and safety

  • Unit IGC1 is a taught unit, assessed by one two-hour written examination
  • Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions (8 marks each) and one ‘long-answer’ question (20 marks)
  • Each examination paper covers the whole IGC1 unit syllabus. All questions are compulsory
  • Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH

Course Syllabus

Unit IGC1: Management of international health and safety

Element 1: Foundations in health and safety

The scope and nature of occupational health and safety

Reasons for maintaining and promoting good standards of health and safety

Role of national governments and international bodies

Element 2: Health and safety management systems – Plan

The key elements of a health and safety management system

The Purpose and Impartance of a Health and Safety Policy

The key features and content of a health and safety policy

Element 3: Health and safety management systems – Do

Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities

The concept and significance of  safety culture

Human Factors which Influence Safety-Related Behaviour

Improving health and safety behaviour

Principles and practice of risk assessment

Preventive and protective measures

Sources of Health and Safety Information

Safe systems of work

Permit-to-work systems

Emergency Procedures

First Aid

Element 4: Health and safety management systems – Check

Active and reactive monitoring

Investigating incidents

Recording and reporting incidents

Element 5: Health and safety management systems – Act

Health and safety auditing

Review of health and safety performance