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International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Qualification guide for learners

Syllabus summary

Sr.No Element Assessment
01 Why we should manage workplace health and safety Question paper
(one 20-mark question and ten 8-mark questions)
Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 3.4
are also assessed by the practical assessment
(Unit IG2
02 How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
03 Managing risk – understanding people and
04 Health and safety monitoring and measuring
05 Physical and psychological health Practical assessment
Unit IG2: Risk assessment
06 Musculoskeletal health
07 Chemical and biological agents
08 General workplace issues
09 Work equipment
10 Fire
11 Electricity

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcome
The learner will be
able to:
Assessment criteria Assessment
(QP = question
paper, P = practicals)
Justify health and safety
improvements using
moral, financial and legal
1.1–1.2 Discuss the moral, financial and legal reasons for
managing health and safety in the workplace
Explain how health and safety is regulated and the
consequences of non-compliance
Advise on the main
duties for health and
safety in the workplace
and help their
organisation manage
1.3 Summarise the main health and safety duties of
different groups of people at work
Explain how contractors should be selected, monitored
and managed
Work within a health
and safety management
system, recognising
what effective
policy, organisational
responsibilities and
arrangements should
look like
2.1–2.2 Give an overview of the elements of a health and safety
management system and the benefits of having a
formal/certified system
Discuss the main ingredients of health and safety
management systems that make it effective – policy,
responsibilities, arrangements
Positively influence
health and safety
culture and behaviour to
improve performance in
their organisation
3.1–3.3 Describe the concept of health and safety culture and
how it influences performance
Summarise how health and safety culture at work can
be improved
Summarise the human factors which positively or
negatively influence behaviour at work in a way that can
affect health and safety
Do a general risk
assessment in their
own workplace –
profiling and prioritising
risks, inspecting the
workplace, recognising
a range of common
hazards, evaluating
risks (taking account
of current controls),
recommending further
control measures,
planning actions
Explain the principles of the risk assessment process
Produce a risk assessment of a workplace which
considers a wide range of identified hazards
(drawn from elements 5 – 11) and meets best
practice standards (‘suitable and sufficient’)
Recognise workplace
changes that have
significant health
and safety impacts
and effective ways to
minimise those impacts
3.5 Discuss typical workplace changes that have significant
health and safety impacts and ways to minimise those
Develop basic safe
systems of work
(including taking account
of typical emergencies)
and knowing when
to use permit-to-work
systems for special risks
3.6–3.8 Describe what to consider when developing and
implementing a safe system of work for general
Explain the role, function and operation of a permit-to-work system
Discuss typical emergency procedures (including training
and testing) and how to decide what level of first aid is
needed in the workplace
Take part in incident
4.2 Explain why and how incidents should be investigated,
recorded and reported
Help their employer to
check their management
system effectiveness –
through monitoring,
audits and reviews
Discuss common methods and indicators used to
monitor the effectiveness of management systems
Explain what an audit is and why and how it is used to
evaluate a management system
Explain why and how regular reviews of health and
safety performance are needed

Learning partner with International HSE Council


NEBOSH IGC in collaboration with International HSE Council
Learner Partner Number
819 with International HSE Council