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NEBOSH IGC 3 - International health and safety practical application

NEBOSH GC 3 - Health and safety practical application

Units GC2 and GC3 are common to:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

This, therefore, enables candidates to obtain both the National and International General Certificate qualifications by passing just four units, ie, Units IGC1, GC2 and GC3 to form the International General Certificate and Unit NGC1 to complete the National General Certificate (Units GC2 and GC3 passed as part of the International General Certificate can be used as exemptions for the National General Certificate).

Unit GC3: Health and safety practical application
• Unit GC3 is assessed by one practical assessment carried out in the candidate’s own
workplace
• This is held on a date set by the accredited course provider and must normally be taken
within 10 working days of a written examination
• The practical examination is internally assessed by the accredited course provider and
externally moderated by NEBOSH

Course Syllabus

This unit contains no additional syllabus content. However, completion of study for unit IGC1 and GC2 is recommended in order to undertake the practical application unit GC3.

Purpose and aim

  • To carry out, unaided, a safety inspection of a workplace, identifying the more common hazards, deciding whether they are adequately controlled and, where necessary, suggesting appropriate and cost effective control measures
  • To prepare a report that persuasively urges management to take appropriate action, explaining why such action is needed (including reference to possible breaches of legislation) and identifying, with due consideration of reasonable practicability, the control measures that should be implemented.

This will require candidates to apply the knowledge and understanding gained from their studies of elements of Units IGC1 and GC2 in a practical environment and to carry out an evaluation of information gathered during the inspection. The practical application may be submitted in the candidate’s own handwriting or be word processed.