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NEBOSH International Diploma in Health and Safety

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Health and Safety is one of the most established and respected qualifications of its kind. This course provides the learner with the core understanding of Health and Safety and is the leading qualification in the world for International Health and Safety practitioners. It also provides the learner with the knowledge that is transferrable across industry and international boundaries. It covers the practical skills which is very essential for a health and safety practitioner to deliver a positive change throughout the workplace. Those who achieve this qualification find themselves in high demand in the global market.
The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on the content covered in the International General Certificate. This qualification is a must for those wanting a high-level career in Health and Safety.

Benefits for learners:

This is a university level degree qualification and it will offer a route to a Masters level study. On successful completion of this course the learner will meet the academic requirements for member status (MIIRSM) of the Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). They may also apply for the Graduate membership (GradIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may use the designatory letters ÏDip NEBOSH” after their name and will also get invited to the annual NEBOSH Graduation Awards Ceremony held in the United Kingdom following the successful completion of their award. They will also be invited to join NEBOSH’s growing alumni network.

Course Structure:

  • The qualification is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately:
  • Unit IA: International management of health and safety
  • Unit IB: International control of hazardous agents in the workplace
  • Unit IC: International workplace and work equipment safety
  • Unit ID: International application of health and safety theory and practice
  • Students may choose to take individual units in any order over a five year period.


In four units, three assessed by written examinations of three hours’ duration (Units IA, IB and IC) with the assignment unit designed to test knowledge across the syllabus, assessing application of health and safety theory and practice (Unit ID).

Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety

  • IA1 – Principles of Health and Safety Management
  • IA2 – Regulating Health and Safety
  • IA3 – Loss Causation and Incident Investigation
  • IA4 – Measuring and Reviewing Health and Safety Performance
  • IA5 – The Assessment and Evaluation of Risk
  • IA6 – Risk Control
  • IA7 – Organizational Factors
  • IA8 – Human Factors
  • IA9 – The Role of the Health and Safety Practitioner

Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

  • IB1 – Managing Occupational Health
  • IB2 – Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Hazardous Substances
  • IB3 – The Control of Hazardous Substances
  • IB4 – The Monitoring and Measuring of Hazardous Substances
  • IB5 – Biological Agents
  • IB6 – Noise and Vibration
  • IB7 – Radiation
  • IB8 – Mental Ill-Health and Dealing with Violence and Aggression at Work
  • IB9 – Musculoskeletal Risks and Controls
  • IB10 – Work Environment Risks and Controls

Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety

  • IC1 – Workplace Welfare Requirements and Specific Workplace Issues
  • IC2 – Fire and Explosion
  • IC3 – Workplace Fire Risk Assessment
  • IC4 – The Storage, Handling and Processing of Dangerous Substances
  • IC5 – Work Equipment
  • IC6 – Workplace Machinery
  • IC7 – Mobile, Lifting, Access and Work at Height Equipment
  • IC8 – Electrical Safety
  • IC9 – Construction and Works of a Temporary Nature – Hazards and Controls
  • IC10 – Workplace Transport and Managing Work-Related Road Risk

Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit DNI: International Application of Health and Safety, Theory and Practice

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