The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety covers the main legal requirements relating to health and safety in UK construction work, identification and control of construction workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.
The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
• Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)
• Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities (NCC1)
• Construction Health and safety practical application (NCC2)
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety course syllabus is made up of the following units:
• 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
• Construction law and management
• Construction site - hazards and risk control
• Vehicle and plant movement - 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
• Working at height - hazards and risk control
• Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and risk control
• Demolition and deconstruction - hazards and risk control
• Construction health and safety practical application
Units NGC1 and NCC1 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit NCC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace to test the application of taught health and safety principles in a construction workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by Keep Safe Solutions and externally moderated by NEBOSH.
If you are currently unemployed, we can usually arrange somewhere for you to conduct a workplace assessment. If this is something you require, please contact us before booking.
Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.
Certificates are forwarded to the candidate by us approximately 16 weeks after completion of the course although results are usually issued within 12 weeks.
There are NO hidden extras to pay on top of our health and safety training course prices, unlike other providers who charge extra for things like study books and exam fees.
NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety course delegates will receive full course materials and extras at no extra cost, including:
• The course study book
• Revision materials
• All examination fees
• All certification fees
• Ongoing support
No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report. Therefore the standard of English required by candidates studying the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.
NEBOSH's unit based approach will allow you to gain additional units to achieve new qualifications without having to study or be assessed on topics that you have already covered in a previous NEBOSH qualification.
A delegate may chose to specialise in a certain industry of health and safety, such as general health and safety or fire safety, in which case they may chose to undertake the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.
For a more in-depth knowledge students may progress onto a higher level qualification such as the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
• A safer workplace - construction health and safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with a NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health and Safety know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation, wherever they operate
• Assurance - an employer who trains their staff in construction health and safety is an employer committed to health and safety. A NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety provides an assurance of safety - something that can help employers achieve recognised standards and can even win new business
• Return on investment - an employee with a NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety has a practical set of skills that bring real value to the modern global workplace
• Greater knowledge - individuals will have a much more in-depth knowledge of hazards and their control measures as well as an increased competence at managing health and safety risks and employees in a construction environment, enabling them to become more effective and professional managers, thus increasing their chances at career progression within their workplace
• Future employability - the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is one of the most widely respected health and safety qualifications, bar none, and is valued immensely by employers in the construction and project management industry. Delegates who successfully complete the course an obtain the qualification greatly increase their chances of being employed in the future
• Formal recognition - successful completion of the course and the achievement of the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meets the criteria for Technical Membership of IOSH, meaning the candidate is formally recognised by not just their colleagues, but also their professional's awarding body
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