NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE (IGC) IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

COURSE OVERVIEW

Nebosh qualifications in Nigeria (Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja) are provided by Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited a Nebosh Accredited Course Provider Center Number 1332. People throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation. Whether health and safety is your main responsibility, or just a part of what you do, the NEBOSH International General Certificate will give you vital knowledge to help you perform better in your role at work. NEBOSH IGC is a globally recognized health and safety qualification for career-minded people. It has become the minimum requirement for high-flying local and international job opportunities in all industries. It is the meeting point for all professionals across the world; it garnishes your current certificate and rates you with your counterpart anywhere in the world.

WHO’S IT FOR?

It will benefit people who plan to work or are working with multi-national or trans-national organizations that work to international standards, and are seeking to implement good health and safety management across all areas of their operation. It will ensure that you have a sound understanding of the principles of managing risk as a key building block for a professional manager for an effective safety culture. It has 2 Units (IG1 and IGC2) which cover a wide range of workplace hazards and methods of control and includes international standards for safety and health management. Held by people in over 167 countries, the qualification is favoured by those who want to be recognised for their health and safety skills and knowledge. Having the IGC is good for career prospects as it both boosts someone’s standing in their current role and can help them progress. The qualification is:
• Relevant to every workplace
• Ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody else with health and safety management responsibilities
• Perfect for those who want to develop a health and safety career with a valuable, globally respected qualification from NEBOSH

WHAT WILL SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS KNOW?

With an in-depth focus on the things that matter, the IGC covers the core skills you need, wherever in the world you work: It covers: • How to effectively manage health and safety
• How to identify and control common workplace hazards
• How to measure success

WHAT WILL SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS BE ABLE TO DO?

Risk assessment is central to the IGC qualification. Through study and workplace application, successful learners will be able to:
• Confidently carry out risk assessments
• Develop and implement a detailed action plan
• Manage and minimise workplace risks
• Support and develop a company’s health and safety culture
• Ensure their teams undertake their day to day activities more safely thanks to the awareness and knowledge gained

COURSE STRUCTURE

The syllabus comprises two units, broken down into 11 Elements. Unit IG1 Management of health and safety. Elements 1 to 4 of the syllabus assessed by 2 hours written examination. Unit IG2 requires an understanding of Elements 5 to 11 and to carry out a practical risk assessment, see below.

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT IG1: MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY- 2 HOURS WRITTEN EXAMINATION
(Question paper - one 20-mark question and ten 8-mark questions)

Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety

Assessment Criteria

1.1   Morals and money

1.1 Discuss the moral, financial and legal reasons for managing health and safety in the workplace

1.2   Regulating health and safety

1.2 Explain how health and safety is regulated and the
consequences of non-compliance

1.3   Who does what in organisations

1.3 Summarise the main health and safety duties of different groups of people at work and Explain how contractors should be selected, monitored and managed

Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

Assessment Criteria

2.1 What they are and the benefits they bring

2.1 Give an overview of the elements of a health and safety management system and the benefits of having a formal/certified system

2.2 What good health and safety management systems look like

2.2 Discuss the main ingredients of health and safety management systems that make it effective – policy, responsibilities, arrangements

Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes

Assessment Criteria

3.1 Health and safety culture

3.1 Describe the concept of health and safety culture and how it influences performance

3.2 Improving health and safety culture

3.2 Summarise how health and safety culture at work can be improved

3.3 How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively

3.3 Summarise the human factors which positively or negatively influence behaviour at work in a way that can affect health and safety

3.4 Assessing risk

3.4 Explain the principles of the risk assessment process

3.5 Management of change

3.5 Discuss typical workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and ways to minimise those impacts

3.6 Safe systems of work for general work activities

3.6 Describe what to consider when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general activities

3.7 Permit-to-work systems

3.7 Explain the role, function and operation of a permit-to-work system

3.8 Emergency procedures

3.8 Discuss typical emergency procedures (including training and testing) and how to decide what level of first aid is needed in the workplace

Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Assessment Criteria

4.1 Active and reactive monitoring

4.1Discuss common methods and indicators used to monitor the effectiveness of management systems

4.2 Investigating incidents Health and safety auditing

4.2 Explain why and how incidents should be investigated, recorded and reported

4.3 Health and safety auditing

4.3Explain what an audit is and why and how it is used to evaluate a management system

4.4 Review of health and safety performance

4.4Explain why and how regular reviews of health and safety performance is needed

UNIT IG2: RISK ASSESSMENT – 3 HOURS PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Element 5: Physical and psychological health

Assessment Criteria

  • The IG2 practical is assessed by submission of a risk assessment designed to test the candidate’s ability to apply the knowledge and understanding that you have gained from your studies.

 

  • Produce a risk assessment of a workplace which considers a wide range of identified hazards (drawn from elements 5 – 11) and meets best practice standards (‘suitable and sufficient’)

 

  • The risk assessment must be carried out in the candidate’s own workplace or any approved suitable workplace (please contact us for guidance on a suitable workplace). The practical assessment does not need to be supervised but must be prepared in accordance with the NEBOSH guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1 Noise

5.2 Vibration

5.3 Radiation

5.4 Mental ill-health

5.5 Violence at work

5.6 Substance abuse at work

Element 6: Musculoskeletal health

6.1 Work-related upper limb disorders

6.2 Manual handling

6.3 Load-handling equipment

Element 7: Chemical and biological agents

7.1 Hazardous substances

7.2 Assessment of health risks

7.3 Occupational exposure limits

7.4 Control measures Specific agents

Element 8: General workplace issues

8.1 Health, welfare and work environment

8.2 Working at height

8.3 Safe working in confined spaces

8.4 Lone working

8.5 Slips and trips

8.6 Safe movement of people and vehicles in the workplace

8.7 Work-related driving

Element 9: Work equipment

9.1 General requirements

9.2 Hand-held tools

9.3 Machinery hazards

9.4 Control measures for machinery

Element 10: Fire

10.1 Fire principles

10.2 Preventing fire and fire spread

10.3 Fire alarms and fire-fighting

10.4 Fire evacuation

Element 11: Electricity

11.1 Hazards and risks

11.2 Control measures

QUALIFICATION LEVEL AND NUMBER OF CREDITS:

Notional SCQF Level 6 with 11 credits (Equivalent to RQF Level 3 or ‘A’ Level Certificate)

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM STANDARDS OF ENGLISH:

Equivalent to an International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests

RE-SITTING UNIT(S)

You may re-sit a unit assessment if:
• you achieved a ‘Pass’ in a unit that is five or more years old and you need it to achieve the qualification;
• you are ‘Referred’ (ie, don’t pass); or
• want to retake Unit IG1 to get a higher grade (Unit IG2 is ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’ and does not count towards the qualification grade).
There is no limit to the number of times you can re-sit unit(s) within the five-year period. A refund will not be given if you register to re-sit a unit before an original unit result is known. If your re-sit result is lower than the original mark, you will keep the original mark awarded for the unit. Re-sit marks are not capped.

RE-SITTING IG1 TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADE

If you want to try to improve your grade in Unit IG1, you need to tell us in writing within 20 working days of the declaration date of your third successful unit. Otherwise, a qualification parchment will automatically be issued showing the original declaration date. Once we issue the result of the second successful unit, you have 20 working days to either:
• tell us in writing that you want to re-sit a successful unit to improve your grade (see ‘Re-sitting unit(s)’ for further information); or
• submit an Enquiry About Result (EAR) request; please see the EAR policy for further information: www.nebosh.org.uk/policies-and-procedures/ enquiries-about-results-EAR

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Holders of NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

EXAMINATION

Assessment is a two-step process:
• One question paper that assesses what you know
• A practical risk assessment that assesses what you can do
Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.
Units IG1 and IG2 are taught units. IG1 is assessed by one 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. Pass mark for IG1 is 45%. Unit IG2 is assessed by one three-hour practical examination. This is held on a date set by Safeguard and must be taken within 14 days of a written examination. The practical examination is externally assessed by NEBOSH.

QUALIFICATION GRADING AND ISSUE OF PARCHMENT

Your qualification grade is based only on the result from the question paper (Unit IG1). But you need to achieve a ‘Pass’ in both units (Unit IG1 and IG2) before the parchment can be issued. The grading boundaries are as follows: The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1 as follows:
Distinction: 75 marks or higher
Credit: 65 - 74 marks
Pass: 45 - 64 marks
When you have completed both units, you are normally considered to have completed the whole qualification. You will then receive a qualification parchment within 40 working days of your final successful unit. You will only receive individual Unit certificates at an additional cost on written request to Nebosh. Result declaration is made within 40 working days of the date the examination. The certificates are issued within 40 working days of the result declaration date.

ENROLMENT DURATION

You will have five years to complete your qualification. The five-year period starts from the date you passed your first successful unit (we call this the ‘declaration date’). Any unit that is five or more years old will not count towards the qualification and you will need to retake this/these unit(s) if you still want to complete the qualification.

FEES, DATES AND REGISTRATION

To register, make payment first, then fill and return the attached form immediately. You can also register on-line by visiting www.safeguardsafety.net. A hard copy of the form is also available at the front desk in any of our offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt or Abuja. Once we receive your registration form and payment, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials. You will be required to study the ‘Joining Instruction’ and endorse the ‘Learning Agreement’ together with the registration form.

NEW NEBOSH IGC: 2019 SYLLABUS (October 2018 specification )
(NOTE: Our classes are only for the 2019 Syllabus/October 2018 specification)

INDIVIDUALS FEES: N230,000, CORPORATE FEES: N275,000, EXECUTIVE FEES: N450,000.00
IG1 RESIT WITH COURSE WORK:  N100,000.00
IG2 RESIT WITH COURSE WORK:  N100,000.00

OLD NEBOSH IGC: OLD SYLLABUS (November 2014 specification)
(NOTE: We have stopped offering lectures on the basis of the November 2014 specification)

INDIVIDUALS FEES: N230,000, CORPORATE FEES: N275,000, EXECUTIVE FEES: N450,000.00
IGC1 RESIT WITH COURSE WORKOUT & REVISION PACK: N85,000.00
GC2 RESIT WITH COURSE WORKOUT & REVISION PACK: N85,000.00
GC2 RESIT WITH COURSE WORKOUT, GUIDE & TEMPLATE: N45,000.00
 

UPCOMING TRAINING NEBOSH IGC
NEW NEBOSH IGC: 2019 SYLLABUS (October 2018 specification )
(NOTE: Our classes are only for the 2019 Syllabus/October 2018 specification)

UPCOMING TRAINING NEBOSH IGC
NEW NEBOSH IGC: 2019 SYLLABUS (October 2018 specification )
(NOTE: Our classes are only for the 2019 Syllabus/October 2018 specification)

UPCOMING TRAINING NEBOSH IGC
NEW NEBOSH IGC: 2019 SYLLABUS (October 2018 specification )
(NOTE: Our classes are only for the 2019 Syllabus/October 2018 specification)

To get course details for individuals or quotes/ proposals for in-company training please call: 0905-2345503, 0817-0376331, 0703-0162747, 0817-0376332, or email: safeguardcentre@gmail.com and info@safeguardsafety.net

LOCATIONS: PORT HARCOURT, LAGOS & ABUJA

 

DATES

EXAM

 

13TH - 25TH JAN   2020

31ST JAN  2020

 

10TH - 22ND FEB  2020

4TH MAR  2020

 

16TH  - 28TH MAR  2020

30TH APR  2020

 

13TH  - 25TH APR  2020

30TH APR  2020

 

11TH - 23RD MAY  2020

3RD JUN  2020

 

15TH - 27TH JUN  2020

31ST JUL  2020

 

13TH  - 25TH JUL  2020

31ST JUL  2020

 

10TH-22ND  AUG  2020

2ND SEP  2020

 

14TH -26TH SEP  2020

30TH OCT  2020

 

12TH -24TH OCT  2020

30TH OCT 2020

 

9TH -21ST NOV  2020

4TH DEC  2020

 

9TH -19TH DEC   2020

29TH JAN  2021

 

11TH-22ND JAN   2021

29TH JAN  2021

 

8TH -20TH FEB   2021

3RD MAR  2021

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 7 days before course commencement

For further details please visit: www.safeguardsafety.net or send request to: safeguardcentre@gmail.com or info@safeguardsafety.net  or call: 0905-2345503, 0703-0162747,  0817-0376331, 0817-0376332

Payment Method

Payment in any convenient instalment is allowed, however candidate must complete payment before any specified examination date. Rush and register now. All payment shall be paid with POS in our office or transferred directly into any of our banks accounts or by cheque made in favor of Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited. See bank details below:

NAIRA ACCOUNT NAME BANK ADDRESS ACCOUNT NO
Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited Guaranty Trust Bank Plc 0039 7002 71
Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited First City Monument Bank 0454 2340 12
Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited United Bank for Africa Plc 1007 9455 56
POUNDS ACCOUNT NAME BANK ADDRESS ACCOUNT NO.
Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited Guaranty Trust Bank Plc 0126622635.

TRAINING LOCATIONS

Nebosh qualifications in Nigeria (Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja) are provided by Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited a Nebosh Accredited Course Provider, Center Number 1332. We offer Nebosh IGC Course in 3 of our training centres in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
• Port Harcourt: #6 Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A, Port Harcourt
• LagosTraining Center: 7, ACME Road, Agidingbin Ikeja, Lagos.
• Abuja Training Center: Suite 106A, Samfa Plaza Ndola Crescent, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.

APPROVAL

• NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status.
• It offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
• Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 100 countries around the world.
• Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in Nebosh exams, you can take advantage of our well-tailored training materials and tutorials which improve your chances of high success in Nebosh exams.
• The most subscribed NEBOSH course is the Nebosh International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Safety & Health which is presented here.

ADVANTAGE

• Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent a large number of years in the industry and are therefore able to temper academic theory with practical experience. They are also are acclaimed and renowned with impeccable record and experience spanning several years in the Health and Safety industry.
• With our multi-media training laboratory and our training facilities, we are ever ready to offer you training programs of the highest possible standards and which meet an internationally recognized level of performance.
• Our success story has made us an exceptional Nebosh Training Center in Nigeria.
• Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in Health and Safety, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in NEBOSH exams.
• Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams.

ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATION

• National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
• International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA)
• Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)
• National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN)
• Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON)
• Department of Petroleum Resources
• St. John Ambulance
• Nigeria Red Cross Society
• Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
• Federal Fire Service
• National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
• National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)
• Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
• National Fire Prevention Project
• Fire Protection Association
• Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment
• Federal Ministry of Health
• Federal Ministry of Environment
• Federal Ministry of Transport