The NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is aimed at Supervisors, Managers and Health and Safety Co-ordinators within the construction industry who are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely. It is also likely to prove useful for those concerned with the management of buildings employing contractors. The qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
No formal qualifications are required but candidates must have a reasonable standard of written English. Candidates who have been awarded Unit IGC1 of the NEBOSH International General Certificate or Unit IA of the NEBOSH International Diploma within 5 years of registration need only take Units ICC1 & ICC2.
The syllabus comprises three units that are separately assessed by examination.
Unit GC1 Management of international health and safety assessed by 2 hour written examination.
Unit ICC1 Managing and controlling hazards in international construction activities assessed by 2 hour written examination.
Unit ICC2 International construction health and safety practical application, see below.
ATM Safety & Environment run a distance learning programme. Course materials consist of printed study notes and coursework which students are encouraged to complete and submit to ATM for marking by post or email. The coursework does not count towards the award.
The written examinations (IGC1 and ICC1) are held four times a year and can be taken in the UK, at British Council Offices overseas or by special arrangement at other establishments.
Practical Assessment (ICC2)
The ICC2 practical is assessed by submission of a written report. The practical must be carried out on a construction site of the candidate’s choice and the report submitted to ATM within 10 days of the written examinations. The practical assessment does not need to be supervised, but must be prepared in accordance with the NEBOSH guidance. The candidates must sign a declaration that the submission is their own work.
The course fee is £330 (+VAT if resident in the UK) for candidates taking all three units of the qualification. For candidates who already have gained Unit IGC1 of the International General Certificate or Unit IA of the International Diploma within 5 years prior to the examination date, the course fee is £250 (+VAT). The course fee includes support for a period of 12 months, so candidates have the choice of four exam sittings (please see “Terms and Conditions” ). Students who sit examinations during their learning contract period but who are referred in one or more units may re-sit the examination with ATM at one of the next two sittings (from the date when they were referred) subject to payment of a re-sit fee and the appropriate exam registration fee.