Nebosh International General Certificate (IGC) In Occupational Safety And Health


Nebosh International General Certificate (IGC) In Occupational Safety And Health

Nebosh International General Certificate (IGC) In Occupational Safety And Health

Course Overview

NEBOSH qualifications with high pass rate in Nigeria (i.e. in the 36 States and Abuja) are provided by Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited, a NEBOSH Accredited Course Provider Center Number 1332. You can join our Nebosh IGC Virtual Classroom or the distance learning program from any location in Nigeria and also write your Open Book Exam (OBE) and Practical Risk Assessment from the comfort of your home and workplace without the need to travel out of your location. People throughout the world take the NEBOSH IGC 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 IGC will give you vital knowledge to help you perform better in your role at work.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate 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. With the Nebosh IGC, you have great opportunities to work for not only multi-national and trans-national organizations but also to seek employment opportunities globally in any country of your choice

Who's It For

It will benefit people who plan to work or are working for multi-national or trans-national organizations that work with international standards, and are seeking to implement good health and safety management across all areas of their operation. It will also benefit those who seek to be global players in the health and safety industry. 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 IG2) 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 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 and globally respected qualification from NEBOSH

What Will Successful Learners Know

With 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 minimize workplace risks
  • Support and develop a company’s health and safety culture
  • Ensure their teams undertake their day to day activities more safely through the awareness and knowledge gained.

There are four different ways to study towards the NEBOSH General Certificate with us namely: physical classroom study, the live virtual classroom, the distance learning program and the corporate class.

Course Contents

The syllabus comprises two units, broken down into 11 Elements. Unit IG1, Management of Health and Safety consist of Elements 1 to 4 of the syllabus and is assessed by a 24-hour open book examination. Unit IG2, Practical Risk Assessment, requires an understanding of Elements 5 to 11 and to carry out a practical risk assessment, see below: 


Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety- 24 Open Book Examination
Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety
Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Unit IG2: Risk Assessment – Practical Examination
Element 5: Physical and psychological health
Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
Element 8: General workplace issues
Element 9: Work equipment
Element 10: Fire
Element 11: Electricity


Nebosh IGC IG1 Examination will hold at the comfort of your home or workplace or in any location of your choice while the IG2 Examination will hold at the comfort of your workplace.

Confirmation Of Registration For IG1 Open Book Examination

The previous IG1 invigilated paper-based exam is being permanently replaced by the new open-book examination (OBE). Once we register you to an open book examination (OBE), NEBOSH will send you a Confirmation of Registration email that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your OBE. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and report this to us immediately if any changes are required. If you did not receive this email on the specified date, please remember to check your spam folders or contact us immediately.

Login Details For IG1 Open Book Examinations

Following receipt of your Confirmation of Registration email for your OBE, NEBOSH will send you a further email containing your Username and Password for the NEBOSH online examination platform. If you did not receive this email on the specified date, please remember to check your spam folders or contact us immediately.

IG2 Practical Examination

IG2 is a practical risk assessment that assesses what you can do. It is 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. It is held on a date set by Safeguard RTL and must be taken within 7 days of a written examination. Unit IG2 is ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’ and does not count towards the qualification grade but must be passed in order achieve the qualification.

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’ (i.e. don’t pass); or
  • you want to retake Unit IG1 to get a higher 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. If you want to try to improve your grade in Unit IG1, you need to tell Nebosh in writing within 20 working days of the declaration date of your successful unit.

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 

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 50 working days of the date of 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.


Physical: ₦ 250,000

Virtual: ₦ 220,000

Distance: ₦ 200,000

Corporate: ₦ 300,000

Benefits for the staff

  • Increased awareness regarding Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) standards and requirements.
  • Reduced frequency of errors.
  • Up-gradation in the knowledge.
  • Convenient learning.

Benefits for the Organizations

  • Maintaining the records regarding the QHSE classes conducted.
  • Increased reputation.
  • Lesser supervision required after the completion of the training.
  • Uniform training of innumerable staff members in-house through this pack.

Program Mode

Physical Classroom

Safeguard physical classroom study allows you to get away from the distractions from workplaces and homes to enable concentrate on your training until completion. It provides learners a great opportunity to condense their study within the training the days compared to our Distance Learning Program which can be studied over a relatively longer period. Learners also have the option to take the examination within the study period or any other convenient available examination date. The classroom setting allows learners to learn in our safe, quiet, clean multi-media training laboratory, away from the noise and pressures of their work or their homes. Again, learners could be large which allows the classroom environment to provide the important “human touch” that teaches learners how to interact physically with one another in a professional, productive and cooperative way which is often missing in distance learning program. The course fee cover training materials, tutorials, revision class, mock examination, main examination, in addition to tea break and lunch break.

Live Virtual Classroom

If you have the time for classroom study but you are not available to join our classroom session due to distance or location, then our Live Virtual Class is your best alternative. Our live virtual class is easy to follow and can be completed within the same time as the physical classroom. Learners can join remotely and learn ‘live’ online with a tutor just as they would in a classroom. You get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like. Our learners can remotely join the virtual class from any location in the world through live video conferencing with the Zoom Technology using a PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone. Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the live virtual class. Throughout the course, learners can see and interact with the tutor and with other learners. Group interaction enhances learning; learners learn from one another as well as from the tutor. Our live virtual class provides practical, flexible and convenient ways of learning, designed to fit around you and your needs. Learners are able to drop questions on the chat box in group or private chat the Tutor and learners can also request to ask questions while the training is going on. Daily take-home assignment will be posted in chat box and on the group WhatsApp which will be reviewed by the tutor at the beginning of each day’s tutorial. There will be workbook and course workbook which will be completed by learners and submitted for tutor’s evaluation. A revision class and a mock examination will be arranged to prepare learners for the final examination.

Tutor-supported Distance Learning Program

Many people today do not want, or are not able, to spend days or weeks in a classroom. In view of this, our distance learning program provides an available alternative learning method. It provides you with a flexible and easily accessible learning solution, you choose the time, place and pace of learning and take control of your learning program. It is tutor-supported package which uses a variety of support mechanisms to ensure that you are fully engaged. It guarantees better understanding of the course contents and encourages group interaction with other learners using the WhatsApp platform which enhances learning. Without compromising on course quality the distance learning program is our most cost effective learning method when compared to physical classroom or live virtual classroom. Course materials consist of study notes and workbooks, coursework, brainstorming exercises, media resources and a course textbook. Learners are encouraged to complete the study workbook and coursework and submit to us for marking. At the end, your knowledge and understanding can be formally assessed using a mock examination to prepare learners for the final examination. The course fees covers course materials, exam-fees, tutor support and a distance-learning course license for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue. Exam can also be attended online. Distant Learning will include a self-study of the course manual by the student. A tutor-based revision will be done with the student for preparation against examination via Zoom video conferencing. Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the tutor-run online live revision.

Corportate Classes

Organizations that are sponsoring learners to join our physical classroom, virtual classroom or distance learning program will have to pay the corporate course fees. We can also arrange an executive package for organizations that desire a top-class welfare package for their employees. We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you in the form of in-company training. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs. The biggest benefit of in-company training is the location. Organizing training off-site can be difficult for some employers, especially if you have a large team to get through a course. On-site training means less travel time and are much more convenient for your employees. Hosting a course, yourself also means last minute changes can be made to attendees. For example, if someone suddenly becomes free to complete some training, at least they will be in the right place already. You may want to do this so that lessons tie in with your own policies and procedures, or even just change the learning pace to suit your employee's schedules. There are benefits to your business too by hosting training in-house; employees do not have to spend unnecessary time away from their jobs and can instead clock back to work as soon as the training is complete.

Payment and Registration

Cash payment is not allowed. Payment in any convenient instalment is permitted starting with a minimum of 50% of the training fees, however candidate must complete payment 21 days before any selected Nebosh exam date, 7 days before any selected ISO Training date or 3 days before any selected exam date for other courses. Payment can be made through our online payment platform or by bank payment or bank transfer into the listed bank. Payment can also be 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

The course fees cover: registration, examination fee, tuition, tutorial support and course materials (in addition to lunch break for physical classroom). After payment and registration, you will receive the complete course material ahead of the training.

To register, make payment, then fill and return the attached form immediately. You can also register on-line by visiting You will return the completed form with a scanned copy of your bank teller or bank receipt as the Evidence or Proof of Payment for confirmation. Once registration is complete, you will receive an acknowledgment including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials. You will be required to study and endorse our Terms & Conditions, Joining Instruction/Training Agreement and Non-Disclosure Agreement and submit along with a scanned Copy of original a Valid Photo ID (such as International Passport, Driver’s License or National Identity Card) for verification. Your registration will be annulled if your Photo ID is fake and our cancellation policy will be applied.

Traning Locations: Anywhere in the World

You can join our Virtual Classroom or the Distance Learning program from anywhere in the world and also write examination from anywhere in the world including the 36 States in Nigeria and Abuja. You can write your examination from the comfort of your home or workplace without the need to travel out of your location. Physical Classroom usually hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt as indicated below:

  • Port Harcourt Training Center: #6C, Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt, Before SPAR Back Gate.
  • Lagos Training Center: #7, Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.


  • Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent large number of years in 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 in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE).
  • 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 internationally recognized level of performance.
  • Our success story has made us an exceptional Training Center in Nigeria.
  • Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in QHSE, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in exams.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in exams.

Accredition 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