NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Details

This Course Bargains NEBOSH training programme is highly recognised on a global scale in the industry. These training sessions are aimed for anybody who is looking to work in Health & Safety or leading in changing environments.


The Course Bargains 11 day training lessons explains the essentials that directors, managers and staff have in the working environment to assure that the environmental risks are managed correctly.

Course Contents

Below, is a list of the modules that will be covered throughout the training programme:

Unit IGC 1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Foundation in Health and Safety

• The scope and nature of occupational health and safety.

• The moral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety.

• Outline the role of national governments and international bodies in formulating a framework for the regulation of health and safety.

• Identify the nature and key sources of health and safety information.

• Outline the key elements of a health and safety management system.


Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems 1 – Policy

• Key elements of a health and safety management system.

• Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety.

• Key features and appropriate content of an effective health and safety policy.


Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems 2 – Organising

• Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, directors and managers.

• Concept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisation.

• Human factors which influence behaviour at work.

• How health and safety behaviour at work can be improved.

• Emergency procedures and the arrangements for contacting emergency services.

• Requirements for, and effective provision of, first-aid in the workplace.


Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems 3 – Planning

• Importance of planning.

• Principles and practice of risk assessment.

• General principles of control and a basic hierarchy of risk reduction measures.

• Sources of health and safety information.

• Factors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activities.

• Role and function of a permit-to-work system.


Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems 4- Measuring, Audit and Review

• Active and reactive monitoring.

• Health and safety auditing.

• Investigating incidents.

• Recording and reporting incidents.

• Review of health and safety performance.


Unit IGC 2: Controlling Workplace Risks

Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control

• Health, welfare and work environment requirements.

• Violence at work.

• Substance misuse at work.

• Safe movement of people in the workplace.

• Working at height.

• Excavations.


Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control

• Safe movement of vehicles in the workplace.

• Driving at work.


Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control

• Work-related upper limb disorders.

• Manual handling hazards, risks and control measures.

• Manually operated load handling equipment.

• Mechanically operated load handling equipment.


Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control

• General requirements for work equipment.

• Hand-held tools.

• Machinery hazards.

• Control measures for reducing risks from machinery hazards.


Element 5: Electrical Safety

• Risks associated with electricity.

• Control measures.


Element 6: Fire Safety

• Fire initiation, classification and spread.

• Fire risk assessment.

• Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread.

• Fire alarm and fire-fighting equipment.

• Evacuation of a workplace.


Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control

• Forms of, classification of, and health risks from hazardous substances.

• Assessment of health risks.

• Workplace exposure limits.

• Control measures.

• Specific agents.

• Safe handling and storage of waste.


Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

• Noise.

• Vibration.

• Radiation.

• Stress.


Please note that this course is scheduled Monday to Friday over two consecutive weeks, with the exam taking place on the final day of the course.


Who will be instructing me?

The instructors at Course Bargains are highly qualified and have global experience.

When should I arrive to the venue?

You should aim to arrive at 9am.

How can I contact you?

If you would like more information about any course please feel free to either contact us on 01159 031 029 or you can email us at