Since its inception in 1989, the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety course has become one of the leading qualifications in construction health and safety. To date, over 16,000 students have successfully attained the qualification, with more and more people choosing to work towards this prestigious H&S qualification every year.
Who is the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course for?
The course is aimed at construction managers and supervisors and is designed to give them a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety which will help them operate as leaders safely, effectively and efficiently.
Key learning outcomes
- A good grounding in the requirements and the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
- Understand how to carry out a site assessment and know which factors to take into account when undertaking this task, including hazards. They will also learn to assess risks and recommend suitable, safe and effective control measures.
- Understand, identify and implement suitable, safe and effective control measures in the following areas:
- Work equipment
- Movement of people and vehicles
- Working at height
- Confined spaces
- Mechanical and manual handling
- Physical and psychological
- Be able to fully and successfully carry out a construction safety inspection of a construction workplace where they will identify relevant hazards, recommend safe and effective control measures and prepare a full management report.
Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
Module 1 – Foundations in health and safety
This module provides a good introduction to health and safety and candidates will learn about the moral and financial reasons for promoting health and safety as well as looking at the regulatory framework such as the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations in relation to workplaces in the construction industry.
Module 2 – Health and safety management systems – Plan
Candidates will learn about the key elements of a construction health and safety management system and understand the importance of a health and safety policy, and be able to explain the key features and content of such a policy.
Module 3 – Health and safety management systems – Do
In this module, NEBOSH Construction Certificate course candidates will learn about the roles and responsibilities employers, managers, directors and supervisors have when it comes to health and safety and learn about the significance of H&S in construction organisations. Amongst other things they will also look at risk assessments and the effective provision of first aid in the workplace.
Module 4 – Health and safety management systems – Check
Candidates will learn about active and reactive monitoring and learn about the purpose and procedures for investigating accidents on building sites and other construction workplaces, as well as looking at the organisational and legal requirements for both reporting and recording incidents in the workplace.
Module 5 – Health and safety management systems – Act
This module looks at the purpose and importance of auditing health and safety and looks at the ways in which this can be done in the building industry. It also looks at the importance of reviewing health and safety performance as well as the procedures that should be followed.
Unit NCC1: Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities
Construction law and management
This unit looks at the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 as well as other sources of outside construction H&S information. Other issues relating to construction activities are also looked at, including the financial, moral and legal implications of failure to manage health and safety correctly.
Construction site hazards and controls
This module will enable candidates to have a greater understanding of hazards and controls in a construction environment. Features include looking at how to identify what H&S and environmental requirements are needed on construction sites as well as explaining a variety of types of hazards and how they should be identified and controlled.
Vehicle and plant movement – hazards and control
Vehicle and plant movements can be one of the main sources of risk on a construction site and this module helps candidates to identify and explain these hazards and identify and explain what the appropriate control measures are.
Musculoskeletal hazards and control
Upper limb disorders and musculoskeletal problems can be common in the construction industry. Candidates will be able to explain these hazards and discuss a range of appropriate control measures to minify the risks.
Work equipment – hazards and risk control
Mechanical and nonmechanical machinery can be a great source of risk in the construction workplace and this module of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course will help candidates outline the hazards involved with machinery and hand tools as well as looking at appropriate control measures.
This module looks at the hazards and risks that are associated with the use of electricity in the workplace and candidates will be able to discuss how these risks can be managed effectively in a range of situation including internally and externally with things such as overhead power lines.
Candidates will look at a range of workplace fire hazard issues, starting with how fires are started, how they are classified and how they spread. Along with this, candidates will look at effective control measures to minify the risks.
Chemical and biological health – hazards and risk control
Hazardous substances are looked at in this module, and the various risks that they pose in the workplace. Candidates will look at a range of issues such as Workplace Exposure Limits and assess how these are implemented and whether they are effective or not.
Physical and psychological health – hazards and risk control
This module looks at the health and psychological effects from the exposure to a number of things such as:
- radiation (ionising and non-ionising)
Working at height – hazards and risk control
Candidates in this module of the NEBOSH construction certificate training course will learn about the hazards of working at height and will be expected to explain the cautions and controls that should be implemented to minimise risk.
Excavation work and confined spaces – hazards and risk control
Candidates in this module will learn about the hazards of working in confined spaces and will be expected to explain the cautions and controls that should be implemented to minimise risk. This will include the risks and controls for excavation work as well as working in confined spaces.
Demolition and deconstruction – hazards and risk control
Candidates in this module will look at the main hazards that are involved in deconstruction and demolition work and outline how these hazards and risks should be controlled and managed.
Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application
All of our tutors are highly experienced and highly qualified at teaching the entire range of NEBOSH qualifications. All are full and chartered members of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and all of them bring a wealth of industry experience.
Tutors on all NEBOSH courses run by ourselves are taught by highly qualified and industry experienced Chartered Health and Safety practitioners.
Candidates will be given comprehensive and up-to-date course materials that they will find invaluable.
Units NGC1 and NCC1 or the NEBOSH Construction Certificate are each assessed by one two-hour written examination. Unit NCC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out at a construction site.
Those successfully completing the course will receive a NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.
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