NEBOSH Construction Certificate

THSP Risk Management
Course summary
16 days
895 GBP excl. VAT
Full time/part time
Next available date: Enquire for more details. - Bedford
Professional Training

Course description

NEBOSH Construction Certificate

The NEBOSH Certificate in Construction would benefit supervisors and managers within the construction industry who are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely. Its ideal for those concerned with the management of buildings who may need to ensure that contractors are working safely. The course is also appropriate for supervisors and managers working in other industries such as utilities, and even broadcasting, where temporary workplaces are a feature of their activities.

This NEBOSH accredited qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)*
  • Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities (NCC1)
  • Health and safety practical application (NCC2)

*If you have passed the NGC1 in the last 5 years you only have to attend the last 10 days of our NEBOSH Construction course plus the exam.

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety has been designed to cover the key legal requirements for Health and Safety within the UK. This training course looks at the identification and control of construction workplace hazards and addresses the practical application of this knowledge on site.

Assessments: Two two-hour written examination papers and a practical assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete this course and receive the full NEBOSH Certificate in Construction.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Target Audience:

Anyone with H&S responsibilities within construction.


Understanding of English language.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion participants receive a unit certificate, if all three units are passed participants will receive the full NEBOSH Certificate in Construction qualification.

Training Course Content


National General Certificate 1 (NGC1)

Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety

  • The scope and nature of occupational health and safety
  • Moral and financial reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety
  • Legal framework for the regulation of health and safety
  • Scope, duties and offences, Managers employees and others
  • Legal and organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of clients and contractors
  • The principles of assessing and managing contractors

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan

  • Key elements of a health and safety management system (HSG65 & OHSAS 18001)
  • Purpose and importance of setting policy for health and safety
  • Key features and appropriate content of a health and safety policy
  • Factors that should be considered when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general work activities
  • Role and function of a permit-to-work system
  • Emergency procedures and arrangements for contacting emergency services
  • Requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in the workplace

Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems – Do

  • Organisational health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, directors, managers and supervisors
  • Concept of health and safety culture and its significance in the management of health and safety in an organisation
  • Human factors which influence behaviour at work
  • How health and safety behaviour at work can be improved
  • Principles and practice of risk assessment
  • General principles of prevention
  • Sources of health and safety information

Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems – Check

  • Active and reactive monitoring
  • Investigating incidents
  • Recording and reporting incidents

Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems – Act

  • Health and safety auditing
  • Review of health and safety performance

National Construction Certificate 1 (NCC1) 

Element 1: Construction Law and Management

  • Scope, definition and particular issues relating to construction activities
  • The legal, moral and financial consequences of failing to manage health and safety within the construction industry
  • Scope and application of the CDM regulations 2015
  • Sources of external construction health and safety information

Element 2: Construction site - hazards and risk control

  • Initial site assessment
  • Appropriate general site contract measures
  • Health, welfare and work environment requirements
  • Violence at work
  • Substance misuse at work
  • Safe movement of people on construction sites

Element 3: Vehicle and plant movement – hazards and risk control

  • Safe movement of vehicles and plant within a construction environment
  • Driving at work

Element 4: Musculoskeletal – hazards and risk control

  • Musculoskeletal disorders and work – related upper limb disorders
  • Manual handling hazards control measures
  • Lifting and moving equipment

Element 5: Work equipment – hazards and risk control

  • General requirements for work equipment
  • Hand held tools
  • Machinery hazards
  • Control measures for machinery hazards

Element 6: Electrical Safety

  • Hazards and risks associated with the use of electricity in the workplace
  • Control measures
  • Control measures for working near overhead power lines

Element 7: Fire Safety

  • Principles of fire initiation, classification and spread and fire risks caused by construction activities
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread
  • Fire detection, fire alarm and firefighting equipment
  • Means of escape
  • Evacuation of a construction workplace

Element 8: Chemical and biological health – hazards and risk control

  • Forms and classification of, and the health risks from exposure to hazardous substances
  • Assessment of health risks
  • Workplace exposure limits
  • Control measures
  • Specific agents
  • Safe handling and storage of waste

Element 9: Physical and psychological health – hazards and risk control

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Radiation
  • Stress

Element 10: Working at height – hazards and risk control

  • Working at height hazards and control
  • Safe working practices for access equipment and roof work
  • Protection of others
  • Working over or near water

Element 11: Excavation work and confined spaces – hazards and risk control

  • Excavation work hazards and assessment
  • Control measures for excavation work
  • Confined space working - hazards and risks
  • Control measures for confined space working

Element 12: Demolition and deconstruction – hazards and risk control

  • Demolition and deconstruction hazards and risk
  • Control measures
  • Purpose and scope of pre-demolition, deconstruction or refurbishment survey
  • Control measures that a method statement should include

National Construction Certificate 2 (NCC2)

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 us and marked by an experienced and qualified safety professional.

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