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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 safetyMoral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safetyLegal framework for the regulation of health and safetyScope, duties and offences, Managers employees and othersLegal and organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of clients and contractorsThe 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 safetyKey features and appropriate content of a health and safety policyFactors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activitiesRole and function of a permit-to-work systemEmergency procedures and arrangements for contacting emergency servicesRequirements 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 supervisorsConcept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisationHuman factors which influence behaviour at workHow health and safety behaviour at work can be improvedPrinciples and practice of risk assessmentGeneral principles of preventionSources of health and safety information
Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems – Check
Active and reactive monitoringInvestigating incidentsRecording and reporting incidents
Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems – Act
Health and safety auditingReview of health and safety performance
National Construction Certificate 1 (NCC1)
Element 1: Construction Law and Management
Scope, definition and particular issues relating to construction activitiesThe legal, moral and financial consequences of failing to manage health and safety within the construction industryScope and application of the CDM regulations 2015Sources of external construction health and safety information
Element 2: Construction site - hazards and risk control
Initial site assessmentAppropriate general site contract measuresHealth, welfare and work environment requirementsViolence at workSubstance misuse at workSafe 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 environmentDriving at work
Element 4: Musculoskeletal – hazards and risk control
Musculoskeletal disorders and work – related upper limb disordersManual handling hazards control measuresLifting and moving equipment
Element 5: Work equipment – hazards and risk control
General requirements for work equipmentHand held toolsMachinery hazardsControl measures for machinery hazards
Element 6: Electrical Safety
Hazards and risks associated with the use of electricity in the workplaceControl measuresControl measures for working near overhead power lines
Element 7: Fire Safety
Principles of fire initiation, classification and spread and fire risks caused by construction activitiesFire risk assessmentFire prevention and prevention of fire spreadFire detection, fire alarm and firefighting equipmentMeans of escapeEvacuation 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 substancesAssessment of health risksWorkplace exposure limitsControl measuresSpecific agentsSafe 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 controlSafe working practices for access equipment and roof workProtection of othersWorking over or near water
Element 11: Excavation work and confined spaces – hazards and risk control
Excavation work hazards and assessmentControl measures for excavation workConfined space working - hazards and risksControl measures for confined space working
Element 12: Demolition and deconstruction – hazards and risk control
Demolition and deconstruction hazards and riskControl measuresPurpose and scope of pre-demolition, deconstruction or refurbishment surveyControl 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.