NEBOSH International Construction Certificate

In partnership with RRC International

Course Description

British Safety Services are proud to have been chosen as one of the providers to pilot this new NEBOSH qualification.


The course comprises 3 units: 1. IGC1 Management of Health & Safety (Unit 1 of the International General Certificate) 2. ICC1 Managing & Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities 3. ICC2 Construction Health & Safety Practical. For delegates who have successfully completed the NEBOSH International General Certificate in the last 5 years they are exempt from the first week of this course and the IGC1 exam.

Target Audience

The NEBOSH International Construction Certificate (ICC) has been designed to provide those making day-to-day decisions in respect of health and safety in construction work with the knowledge they need to ensure that the health and safety implications of their decisions are properly taken into account. This qualification is designed for those based outside the UK and focuses on international best practice including standards and management systems, enabling candidates to effectively comply with health and safety responsibilities in all parts of the world.

Entry Requirements

The NEBOSH ICC has no formal entry requirements but examinations on the pilot course will be in English so a good standard of written English is required. (Other languages will be available once the course changes from pilot to full course status). Students’ on this pilot programme will be expected to take the exam on the set date of 19 November 2009 and provide detailed feedback, if requested, to NEBOSH. Within the pilot period, there will be one additional examination opportunity for those who are unsuccessful in any of the examinations with a provisional date of 29 April 2010 set at this time.

Pilot course status

This course is being run as part of a pilot study to evaluate the syllabus. Once the pilot and any revisions required are completed, it will become a full course and be offered on other dates.


Delegates are awarded the Certificate on successful completion of two 2-hour written papers (IGC 1 and ICC 1) and a practical assessment (ICC 2), which involves a safety inspection of a construction site and the production of a formal report.


Unit IGC1 is the core unit for all NEBOSH International Certificate qualifications. To gain a NEBOSH certificate, you need to take this with the relevant specialist unit and practical assessment. So if you have been awarded the NEBOSH International General Certificate in the last 5 years and wish to take the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate you will be exempt from Unit IGC1 and can simply undertake a ‘conversion course’ involving the specialist ICC 1 unit and the ICC 2 practical inspection to achieve the new award.

Course Duration

This is a three week full course or a two week block conversion course for existing NEBOSH International General Certificate holders and includes the ICC1 and ICC 2 assessments.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

    • Understand the main requirements of the successful management of safe construction activities in line with the ILO conventions.
    • Understand the factors to consider when carrying out a site assessment; identify construction activity hazards, assess the risks and recommend control measures.
    • Identify the hazards & outline appropriate control measures in the following areas: movement of people & vehicles, manual & mechanical handling, work equipment, electrical, fire chemical & biological health, physical & psychological, working at height, excavation work & confined spaces & demolition.
    • Successfully carry out a safety inspection of a construction workplace identifying hazards, recommending control measures and preparing a management report.

      Course Content

    • Construction Management
    • Construction activities – hazards and controls
    • Movement of people and vehicles – hazards and control
    • Manual and mechanical handling – hazards and control
    • Work equipment – hazards and control
    • Electrical – hazards and control
    • Fire – hazards and control
    • Chemical and biological health – hazards and control
    • Physical and psychological health – hazards and control
    • Working at height – hazards and control
    • Excavation work and confined spaces – hazards and control
    • Demolition – hazards and controls

Successful completion of the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate qualification;

    • Meets the requirements of the Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRSM)
    • Provides academic qualifications for technician status of IOSH TechIOSH

Provisional Dates:

    • Full Course 31 October – 19 November 2009
    • Conversion Course: 7 – 19 November 2009

Please Note

  • This NEBOSH Award is a new concept and is on ‘pilot’ at this time, with BSS being one of the very few organisations chosen by NEBOSH to trial it.
  • Presently we anticipate the courses being conducted on an ‘in company’ basis only with it expected to go ‘live’ early 2010, allowing us to publish public dates.
  • Please feel free to call us to discuss your specific needs.

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3 weeks (full course) 2 weeks (conversion)

Available in company

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