Get Certified with NEBOSH IGC

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) covers the principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge. The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.



The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment.

The International General Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

Management of international health and safety (IGC1)
Control of international workplace hazards (GC2)
International health and safety practical application (GC3)

The NEBOSH International Certificate is made up of three units each with their own exam:

Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety
Foundations in Health and Safety
Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan
Health and Safety Management Systems - Do
Health and Safety Management Systems - Check
Health and Safety Management Systems - Act

Assessed by a 2 hour written exam

Unit GC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards
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

Assessed by a 2 hour written exam

Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

Assessed by a work based practical assessment
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