NEBOSH Construction Certificate

The NEBOSH Certificate in Construction would benefit supervisors and managers within the construction industry who are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely. Its ideal for those concerned with the management of buildings who may need to ensure that contractors are working safely. The course is also appropriate for supervisors and managers working in other industries such as utilities, and even broadcasting, where temporary workplaces are a feature of their activities.

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Duration:12 – 16 days depending on location

Prices for this course will include all course materials, study days, revision and exam fees.

This NEBOSH accredited 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)
Health and safety practical application (NCC2)

*If you have passed the NGC1 in the last 5 years you only have to attend the last 10 days of our NEBOSH Construction course plus the exam.

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety has been designed to cover the key legal requirements for Health and Safety within the UK. This training course looks at the identification and control of construction workplace hazards and addresses the practical application of this knowledge on site.

Assessments: Two two-hour written examination papers and a practical assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete this course and receive the full NEBOSH Certificate in Construction.
Certification: On successful completion delegates receive a unit certificate, if all three units are passed delegates will receive the full NEBOSH Certificate in Construction qualification.


National General Certificate 1 (NGC1)

Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety

The scope and nature of occupational health and safety
Moral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety
Legal framework for the regulation of health and safety
Scope, duties and offences, Managers employees and others
Legal and organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of clients and contractors
The principles of assessing and managing contractors

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan

Key elements of a health and safety management system (HSG65 & OHSAS 18001)
Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety
Key features and appropriate content of a health and safety policy
Factors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activities
Role and function of a permit-to-work system
Emergency procedures and arrangements for contacting emergency services
Requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in the workplace

Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems – Do

Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, directors, managers and supervisors
Concept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisation
Human factors which influence behaviour at work
How health and safety behaviour at work can be improved
Principles and practice of risk assessment
General principles of prevention
Sources of health and safety information

Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems – Check

Active and reactive monitoring
Investigating incidents
Recording and reporting incidents

Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems – Act

Health and safety auditing
Review of health and safety performance

National Construction Certificate 1 (NCC1) 

Element 1: Construction Law and Management

Scope, definition and particular issues relating to construction activities
The legal, moral and financial consequences of failing to manage health and safety within the construction industry
Scope and application of the CDM regulations 2015
Sources of external construction health and safety information

Element 2: Construction site - hazards and risk control

Initial site assessment
Appropriate general site contract measures
Health, welfare and work environment requirements
Violence at work
Substance misuse at work
Safe movement of people on construction sites

Element 3: Vehicle and plant movement – hazards and risk control

Safe movement of vehicles and plant within a construction environment
Driving at work

Element 4: Musculoskeletal – hazards and risk control

Musculoskeletal disorders and work – related upper limb disorders
Manual handling hazards control measures
Lifting and moving equipment

Element 5: Work equipment – hazards and risk control

General requirements for work equipment
Hand held tools
Machinery hazards
Control measures for machinery hazards

Element 6: Electrical Safety

Hazards and risks associated with the use of electricity in the workplace
Control measures
Control measures for working near overhead power lines

Element 7: Fire Safety

Principles of fire initiation, classification and spread and fire risks caused by construction activities
Fire risk assessment
Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread
Fire detection, fire alarm and firefighting equipment
Means of escape
Evacuation of a construction workplace

Element 8: Chemical and biological health – hazards and risk control

Forms and classification of, and the health risks from exposure to hazardous substances
Assessment of health risks
Workplace exposure limits
Control measures
Specific agents
Safe handling and storage of waste

Element 9: Physical and psychological health – hazards and risk control


Element 10: Working at height – hazards and risk control

Working at height hazards and control
Safe working practices for access equipment and roof work
Protection of others
Working over or near water

Element 11: Excavation work and confined spaces – hazards and risk control

Excavation work hazards and assessment
Control measures for excavation work
Confined space working - hazards and risks
Control measures for confined space working

Element 12: Demolition and deconstruction – hazards and risk control

Demolition and deconstruction hazards and risk
Control measures
Purpose and scope of pre-demolition, deconstruction or refurbishment survey
Control measures that a method statement should include

National Construction Certificate 2 (NCC2)

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 us and marked by an experienced and qualified safety professional.



Delegates need to have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

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