NEBOSH Construction Certificate

In 2021 the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course has been officially renamed to NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction. This NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction course replaces the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.

The training course will usually be referred to as the NEBOSH Construction Certificate. This nationally recognised construction industry qualification covers the core health and safety issues involved in the industry and aims to provide attendees with the technical knowledge and the practical skills to manage construction site and workplace hazards.

The NEBOSH Construction Course Programme

  • Health and safety culture
  • CDM (Construction Design and Management) roles and responsibilities
  • Assessing construction site risk
  • Managing change
  • Mobile plant and vehicles
  • Work equipment
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health
  • Working at Height
  • Excavation and Demolition
  • Demolition and Deconstruction – Hazards & Risk Control

What You’ll Learn on the During the Training

  • how to effectively manage health and safety on a construction site
  • how to identify and control common workplace hazards on a construction site
  • to understand the UK’s legal requirements for managing health and safety in construction
  • to understand the importance and critical elements of health and safety management systems
  • to be aware of the duties of clients, designers, principal designers, principal contractors and contractors under the Construction Regulations 2015
  • how to conduct and participate in incident investigations
  • how to apply the principles and practice of risk assessment
  • how to identify and assess construction workplace hazards, such as those associated with excavation, working at height, demolition and workplace transport safety
  • how to use methods for controlling identified workplace hazards within the construction industry
  • how to advise on duties under constructions legislation
  • how to manage contractors safely

Course Duration

  • 9-Days

Examination Body

  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)

NEBOSH Assessments

At the end of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course you need to pass one assessment:

Open book examination – you will be given 48 hours to complete a written examination from home. You will be required to answer a set of questions relating to a real-life scenario. External NEBOSH examiners will evaluate your open-book assessment.

Please also note that following the open book exam you will be expected to take part in a short closing interview, which will take approximately 15 minutes. The interview is performed to confirm that the work you have submitted is your own work and that you have not received any assistance in completing your NEBOSH assessment.

Your final 15 minute interview will take place via online video call, which you will need to access via smartphone, tablet or computer.

You will be asked to provide identification in the form of a passport, driving license or national identity card. The interviewer will need to see the room that you are in to ensure you don’t have access to notes during the interview. The interviewer will ask you questions based on your open-book exam, your work and the work you have submitted.

Please also note that your closing interview isn’t an assessment, you won’t receive a mark. If the interviewer is happy that the work is your own, your mark will be published in line with NEBOSH timeframes.

Online Study Option

We offer the NEBOSH Construction Certificate online version of the course. All you need is a recent handheld device, modern laptop or personal computer and access to reliable broadband internet. You can study online at home or at work at your own pace and convenience.

Follow-on Course

If you would like to study further once you’ve completed the NEBOSH Construction Certificate, many students progress to the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Grad IOSH) and, from there, to chartered status (CMIOSH).

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