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Health and Safety Management for Construction – Online

Health and Safety Management for Construction – Online

Health & Safety in Construction

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction

Taught solely online, the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction course (previously known as the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health and Safety) is a Level 3 risk management qualification.

Launched in March 2021, the updated syllabus reflects the role of a modern safety professional working within the construction industry. It’s aligned to the latest Construction (Design and Management) 2015 regulations, but with a focus on best practice.


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This course is to be studied as an online self-paced eLearning course.

On completion of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Advise on duties and manage construction risks under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
  • Justify the need for health and safety improvements.
  • Produce or contribute to a construction phase plan.
  • Help your organisation to manage contractors.
  • Positively influence health and safety culture and behavior.
  • Carry out a risk assessment of a construction site and manage a range of construction hazards.
  • Recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise these impacts.
  • Develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use a permit-to-work system.
  • Take part in Incident investigations

It’s ideal for Construction Site Managers, Contract Managers, Site workers with Health and Safety responsibilities, Construction Health and Safety advisors.

  • No formal entry requirements

Element 1: The foundations of construction health and safety management

  • Morals and money
  • Construction (Design and Management)
  • Regulations 2015
  • Types, range and issues relating to construction activities
  • Site assessment and control measures
  • Site order and security
  • Management of temporary works
  • Other construction issues including welfare arrangements

Element 2: Improving health and safety culture and assessing risk

  • Health and safety culture
  • How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively
  • Improving health and safety culture
  • Assessing risk

Element 3: Managing change and procedures

  • Managing change
  • Safe systems of work for general work activities
  • Permit-to-work systems
  • Emergency procedures
  • Learning from incidents

Element 4: Excavation

  • Excavation work hazards and assessments
  • Control measures for excavation work
  • Safe working in confined spaces

Element 5: Demolition

  • Demolition and dismantling hazards
  • Purpose and scope of pre-demolition, deconstruction or refurbishment survey

Element 6: Mobile plant and vehicles

  • Safe movement of people
  • Safe use of vehicles and plant
  • Work-related driving

Element 7: Working at height

  • Working at height hazards and controls
  • Safe working practices for access
  • Equipment and rood work
  • Protection of others

Element 8: Musculoskeletal health and load handling

  • Musculoskeletal disorders and work related upper limb disorders
  • Manual handling hazards and control measures
  • Load-handling equipment

Element 9: Work equipment

  • General requirements for work equipment
  • Hand-held tools
  • Machinery hazards and control measures
  • Working near water

Element 10: Electricity

  • Hazards and risks
  • Control measures
  • Control measures for working underneath or near overhead power lines
  • Control measures for working near underground power cables

Element 11: Fire

  • Fire principles
  • Preventing fire and spread
  • Fire alarms and fire-fighting

Element 12: Chemical and biological agents

  • Hazardous substances
  • Assessment of health risks
  • Control measures
  • Specific agents

Element 13: Physical and psychological health

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Radiation
  • Mental ill-health
  • Violence at work
  • Substance abuse at work

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

Available exam dates:
Week 1: 30 Jan – 03 February 2023
NC1 Exam 07 March 2023
Week 2: 20-24 February 2023

Week 1: 27-31 March 2023
NC1 Exam 02 May 2023
Week 2: 17-21 April 2023

Week 1: 15-19 May 2023
NC1 Exam 04 July 2023
Week 2: 12-16 June 2023

  • No additional equipment required
  • You will need to bring your own device/laptop for this course, click here to find out more

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

  • No additional costs

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

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Last updated: 22/04/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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