This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to
be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively.
Many people take the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. It gives avaluable overview, and is a sound basis for further
The IGC looks at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. When you have completed the qualification, you will be able to:
justify the need for health and safety improvements;
advise on duties for health and safety in the workplace;
help your organization to manage contractors;
work within a health and safety management system;
positively influence health and safety culture and behavior;
carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of your workplace;
recognize workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimize 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; and
help your employer check the effectiveness of their health and safety management system through monitoring, auditing and review.
The IGC has two unit assessments; you must achieve a ‘Pass’ in each unit to be awarded the qualification. You will have five years to complete your qualification.
The five-year period starts from the date you passed your first successful unit (we call this the ‘declarationdate’). Any unit that is five or more years old will notcount towards the qualification and you will need toretake this/these unit(s) if you still want to complete the qualification
The classes are for a duration of 80 hours in total and the schedules will be updated as per the batches.