Why should I enrol for a NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC)?
30 Sep, 2021

Injuries in the workplace happen every day. At this very moment, someone somewhere is getting hurt. It could even be someone you know.  From broken bones to respiratory diseases, employees across all occupations are exposed to a whole gamut of physical and environmental threats to their health at work, which if sustained, could leave them unable to do their jobs on a short or long-term basis.

As a Health and Safety Practitioner, it is your professional responsibility to make sure that this never happens. Those who work in this field must be professional, ethical and be able to identify and manage as many occupational risks and dangers as possible. This is done to foster safe environments and workplace cultures to keep the number of staff injured on duty at zero. To succeed in the role means being well-versed in Occupational, Health and Safety laws, procedures, compliances and having the technical skills required to do the job.

The NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) International General Certificate is an internationally recognised training course that is valued by both government and the private sector. The course is designed to advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health in all places of work throughout the world. Over 200 000 professionals hold a NEBOSH International General Certificate as it is the gold standard in health and safety qualifications. Several prestigious organisations such as Maersk, Shell, BP, Skanska, Nestle and the Dubai World Trade Centre, to name a select few, also trust NEBOSH.

As an approved learning partner of the UK-based independent examination board, SafetyCloud’s NEBOSH International General Certificate reflects global standards and best practices. The course provides training in several critical areas within Management of Health and Safety, as well as Risk Management. It offers an excellent fundamental grounding in the essentials of health and safety, developing risk management skills to help protect people and improve business performance. Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge base, improve work prospects, access higher earnings, or all three; a NEBOSH qualification could be just the thing for you.

SafetyCloud facilitates the study of this course, along with several others, through three training mediums which students can choose based on which fits best into their lifestyles, schedules and supports their learning preferences. This includes study via classroom at any NOSA College,  e-learning and webinars. Assessments are carried out at home and in one’s workplace for total convenience and course grading includes an IG1 written exam paper and a pass from an IG2 practical assignment.

Our registration process can be completed online and there are no hidden costs or surprise examination fees, with a dedicated support line to provide assistance that enables a smooth and rewarding learning experience.

Those who complete SafetyCloud’s NEBOSH International General Certificate will be well-equipped to:

  • Spot, control and limit workplace hazards, which lead to accidents and incidents
  • Measure health and safety improvements and make recommendations to make the workplace safer
  • Carry out your professional responsibilities competently and effectively
  • Boost employee wellness
  • Ensure businesses adhere to national safety laws and industry requirements
  • Support an active and aware health and safety culture
  • Add value to the company you work for
  • Negotiate higher salaries and broaden career prospects

Career opportunities for those in possession of the International General Certificate include:

  • Health and Safety Advisor
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Risk Assessor
  • Safety Compliance Manager
  • Health and Safety Specialist
  • Site Supervisor
  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Construction Site Manager

Once you have completed the course, you are well-suited to study additional NEBOSH courses and develop skillsets within niche areas of occupational health and safety. These include:

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management: A globally-recognised qualification that focuses on focuses on environmental management systems impact assessments, energy efficiency, pollution and environmental emergencies.

NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety: Designed for construction professionals, the certificate equips them with the essential knowledge to oversee the management of health and safety in their workplace and the best way to integrate risk management into daily operations, as well as monitor this effectively. It covers key construction issues in more technical detail.

NEBOSH courses are ideal for gaining that competitive edge as a safety professional that will give you a leg up in your career. To view the availability and schedule of our current NEBOSH International General Certificate, which now includes classroom study in Westville, Durban and Cape Town, in addition to our other nationwide face-to-face locations, e-learning and webinars, click here.

 

 

 

 

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