Who is the course for?
The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is a qualification both for those with construction management responsibilities and for those who are required to provide routine, day-to-date advice on health, safety and welfare in construction work.
The programme of study broadly mirrors the National General Certificate but this award covers key construction issues in rather more technical detail than would be appropriate for a general health and safety award. It also places emphasis on the specific construction issues that make the industry amongst the most dangerous to work in.
What will I study on the course?
- Foundations in Health and Safety
- Health and Safety Management Systems: Policy and Organising
- Health and Safety Management Systems: Organising and Planning
- Health and Safety Management Systems: Measuring
- Construction Law Management
- Construction size hazards and controls
- Vehicle and plant movement
- Muscul-skeletal issues
- Work equipment
- Electrical and Fire Safety
- Working at height: hazards and controls
- Excavation work and confined spaces: hazards and control
- Demolition and deconstruction: hazards and risk control
What makes this course special?
You will be offered support in answering examination questions by building up your skills each week and you will be offered support in writing an inspection report.
There are no pre-requisites for the course, however the examinations consist of NGC1 (Health and Safety Management written paper), NCC1 (Health and Safety control of hazards written paper), and NCC2 (a written project undertaken in your own workplace).
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and a practical assessment. Paper 1 (‘The Management of Safety and Health in Construction Work') addresses primarily units 1-6 and 18-19; Paper 2 (‘Controlling Construction Workplace Hazards') addresses primarily units 7-17, with reference to unit 6 and the practical assessment consists of carrying out a health and safety inspection of a construction site, or part of a site, and preparing a management report.
How long is the course?
The course is 17 weeks. Starting Wednesday 8 January 2014 for 6 weeks and then Monday 17 February for a further 11 weeks.
Successful delegates will be able to progress onto the NVQ Level 5 Health and Safety which is also available at Bridgwater College. Upon completion of this diploma, delegates are able to apply to IOSH for Graduate IOSH status.