New: NEBOSH Construction Certificate (UK)


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NEBOSH Gold Provider

The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction qualification is a great course for any individual working in the construction industry that requires further knowledge of construction related health and safety. The certificate is held by more than 20,000 people and is a leading construction course in the UK.

This course covers common construction risks, the legal requirements for health and safety in the construction industry within the UK, justifications for health and safety management, and has been strongly aligned with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

ACT are a Gold Standard NEBOSH Learning Partner; this means that we provide high quality learning materials and expert tutors when delivering our training. Our classroom training courses provide a tutor-led, interactive learning experience which is ideal for individuals that work best through tutor engagement, and individuals that are unfamiliar with the subject of the course.

Upon completion of this course learners should 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 behaviour
  • 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

This qualification is ideal for workers, supervisors and managers that are in the construction sector and need to develop their understanding of health and safety.

NEBOSH qualifications are widely recognised within the construction and health and safety sectors, and a NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate can be an ideal first step to take in a career in construction health and safety, or provide valuable skills to improve safety within a construction setting.

The course covers moral, financial and legal arguments for the justification of improving health and safety, and successfully completing the course will enable you to advise on duties held by an organisation to manage construction risks.

There are no prior qualification requirements for this course.
An English Language standard of ILETS 6.0 is required for this course.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction course is an occupational health and safety qualification that covers the main legal requirements for health and safety practice on construction sites across the UK, including a focus on Construction (Design Management) Regulations 2015. It includes information on health and safety management and the identification and control of construction risks. This is reflected in the 13 elements that comprise the qualification.

Unit NC1:

  • Element 1 – The foundations of construction health and safety management
  • Element 2 – Improving health and safety culture and assessing risk
  • Element 3 – Managing change and procedures
  • Element 4 – Excavation
  • Element 5 – Demolition
  • Element 6 – Mobile plant and vehicles
  • Element 7 – Working at height
  • Element 8 – Musculoskeletal health and load handling
  • Element 9 – Work equipment
  • Element 10 – Electricity
  • Element 11 – Fire
  • Element 12 – Chemical and biological agents
  • Element 13 – Physical and psychological health

NEBOSH recommend that learners undertake 40 hours of self-study in addition to the taught hours of this course.

This qualification is assessed with an Open Book Exam (OBE) Unit NC1. This OBE covers content based on all 13 elements and provides a workplace-based scenario to refer to as you work through your exam questions.

During the OBE, learners are able to use their own materials such as course notes, study books, the HSE website, and other research to help them in answering the questions.

The OBE is conducted over a period of 48 hours. It is intended that you will use your time during this period to research, plan and fully answer your questions, whilst also providing the flexibility to take breaks.

Further information about the Open Book Exam can be found in this PDF.

Construction Classroom Course 1 2022

Optional Tutorial
Online examination date
NC1 Study Period 1
24-28th January
1st March
NC1 Study Period 2
14-18th February

Construction Classroom Course

Optional Tutorial
Online examination date
NC1 Study Period 1
3rd - 7th October
31st October
1st November
NC1 Study Period 2
17th - 21st October

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