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Finally I have the NEBOSH IGC Qualification!

What is NEBOSH?

From the NEBOSH website:

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status.  We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.

NEBOSH programmes are accredited/recognised by:

NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.

Our technical standards are overseen by a Qualification and Technical Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.

In addition, NEBOSH maintains Investors in People (IIP) status and is also an ISO 9001:2008 registered organisation.

Normally our candidates are

  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health holders
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health final year students
  • Safety and Health Officers
  • Engineers
  • Oil & Gas industry professionals
  • One Scaffolding Inspector
  • Several repeating/returning students

Traditionally, NEBOSH students are working professionals and semi-professionals. This is because NEBOSH aims to formalise their working experience. In theory, working professionals, especially those in the safety and health field, would find NEBOSH IGC a walk in the park.

Elements of the IGC

To qualify for the NEBOSH IGC, you need to undertake a 10-day training programme that encompasses 16 different modules. They are:

  1. Health and Safety Foundations
  2. Policy
  3. Organising for Health and Safety
  4. Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture
  5. Risk Assessment
  6. Principles of Control
  7. Monitoring, Review and Audit
  8. Incident and Accident Investigation and Reporting
  9. Movement of People and Vehicles – Hazard and Control
  10. Manual and Mechanical Handling Hazards and Control
  11. Work Equipment Hazards and Control
  12. Electrical Hazards and Control
  13. Fire Hazards and Control
  14. Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Control
  15. Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Control
  16. Construction Activities – Hazards and Control

After completing the 16 elements, you will need to sit for three separate papers: IGC1, IGC2 and IGC 3.

  • IGC1 tests your comprehension of the first 8 elements. Out of 100%, the passing score is 40%. It’s a subjective/essay test which aims to gauge your understanding of the basic OSH principles.
  • IGC 2 tests your comprehension and application of elements 9 to 16. Just as IGC1, you need 40% to pass the paper. Like IGC1, IGC2 is also a written exam meant to test your theoretical comprehension of the applied OSH principles.
  • IGC3 is a more practical exam. The first two papers are theoretical. This third paper is a practical exam. It tests your ability to apply the principles & knowledge you acquired in a real workplace. Here, the paper goes so far as to test your analytical skills. First, you will be taken to a worksite. You are asked to identify 20 hazards or non-compliance of OSH principles. In addition to that, you will be asked to identify where the workplace complies with this. You are given about 45 minutes to do this. Upon returning to the classroom, you are to transfer your findings to the worksheet provided by NEBOSH. In addition to that, you are to write a management report on your findings. The passing rate for IGC3 is 60%.

Note that the passing score of each IGC papers do not contribute or bring down the score(s) of the other papers. There’s is no “average score”. A pass is when you attain more than the passing mark for that paper.

Let’s say you obtained 55% for IGC1, 39% in IGC2 and 80% in IGC3. Where NEBOSH is concerned, you need to retake IGC2 because you failed to attain at least 40%.


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