The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IG) is intended for managers, supervisors and employees based outside the UK, and those embarking on a career in health and safety, who require a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety principles and practices. The qualification focuses on international standards and management systems, enabling candidates to effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities in any employment sector, in all parts of the world.
No formal qualifications are required but candidates must have a reasonable standard of written English.
The syllabus comprises 11 elements:
1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
2. How health and safetymanagement systems work and what they look like
3. Managing risk - understanding people and processes
4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring
5. Physical and psychological health
6. Musculoskeletal health
7. Chemical and biological agents
8. General workplace issues
9. Work equipment
ATM Safety & Environment run a distance learning programme. Course materials consist of printed study notes and coursework which leraners are encouraged to complete and submit to ATM for marking by post or email.The coursework does not count towards the qualification.
There is an Open Book Exam (OBE) for Elements 1-4 (IG1) and an assessed workplace based practical risk assessment for Elements 5-11(IG2). Open book exams are run every couple months on set dates. No attendance at an exam venue is required but you must have an email address and access to the internet to use the NEBOSH exam portal. The risk assessment (IG2) must be completed using the NEBOSH template and should be based on your own workplace or workplace activity. Completed risk assessments must be submitted to ATM Safety & Environment but are passed onto NEBOSH for marking. IG2 does not need to be submitted at the same time as IG1, it can be given in before or after.
The course fee is £350 and includes learning support for a period of 12 months.