NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Duration: 10 Days + 1 Exam Day

This course is designed to provide senior line managers within a construction environment with a comprehensive understanding of both individual and organisational health and safety responsibilities to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely.

The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate covers the main legal requirements relating to health and safety in UK construction work, identification and control of construction workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health and Safety consists of two units; each separately assessed: 

Unit NCC1: Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities:

  • Construction law and management
  • Construction site hazards and controls
  • Vehicles and plant movement
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and controls
  • Work equipment
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Chemical and biological health
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Working at height
  • Excavation work and confined spaces
  • Demolition 

Assessed by a 2 hour written exam.

Unit NCC2: Construction health and safety practical application

Work based practical assessment carried out in your workplace no later than two weeks after sitting your final NEBOSH exams. Assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH. All delegates will receive report writing guidance.

This course is intended for individuals who hold senior line management responsibilities for the safety of others within their workforce, including; principle contractors and principle designers, site managers and safety officers.

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the main requirements and application of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015
  • 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 and outline appropriate control measures in the following areas: movement of people and vehicles, mechanical and manual handling, work equipment, electrical, chemical and biological, physical and psychological, working at height, excavation work & working in confined spaces, and demolition
  • Successfully carry out a safety inspection of a construction workplace identifying hazards, recommending control measures and preparing a management report

Benefits for Employers:

  • Owners or managers of smaller consultancy companies will find this qualification helps them to meet the requirements of clients and principal contractors when working on other people’s premises or sites
  • Many larger construction organisations choose the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate as a key part of their supervisory or management development programme.  By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management they build an effective safety culture in the company

Unit NCC1 is a taught unit assessed by a two-hour written examination.  The examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit NCC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace to test the application of taught health and safety principles in a construction workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination.  The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider.

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