NEBOSH Construction Certificate

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety (or NEBOSH Construction Certificate for short) is designed for those who have an involvement in construction work and need to provide advice on health, safety and welfare in construction work. It provides them with a good foundation in safety management issues to ensure the health and safety implications of their decisions are properly taken into account. For more information about the NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification, see the BCF website at for more details on this and other NEBOSH qualifications.

Many delegates go on to do the NEBOSH Construction Certificate after obtaining the NEBOSH General Certificate, as the NGC1 unit is mandatory for both qualifications, as well as for the NEBOSH Fire Certificate. They may also have taken previous construction related health and safety courses such as the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (smsts), but this is not a pre-requisite to attend a NEBOSH Construction Certificate course.

The benefits of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate

  • develop an underpinning knowledge of construction health and safety legislation and its impact on your site / project
  • assist your company's safety management programme
  • assess construction site workplace hazards and develop control measures
  • develop a basis for a future career in occupational safety or further qualifications such as the NEBOSH National Diploma

The academic benefits of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate

After obtaining the Certificate, you will have the academic qualifications for Technician status of IOSH (TechIOSH). The NEBOSH Construction Certificate also satisfies the eligibility requirements for Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (AIIRSM).

You can use the NEBOSH Construction Certificate which is referenced within the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) for CDM Regulations 2007 as a key knowledge indicator when assessing stage 1 competence for CDM Co-ordinators.

Learning Outcomes of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate

1. Understand the main requirements and application of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007.

2. Understand the factors to consider when carrying out a site assessment; identify construction activity hazards, assess the risks and recommend control measures.

3. Identify the hazards and outline appropriate control measures in the following areas:

  • movement of people and vehicles
  • mechanical and manual handling
  • work equipment
  • electrical
  • chemical and biological hazards (CoSHH)
  • physical and psychological
  • working at height
  • excavation work
  • confined spaces
  • demolition

  • 4. Successfully carry out a safety inspection of a construction workplace identifying hazards, recommending control measures and preparing a management report

    Examinations and Certification

    Delegates are awarded the official NEBOSH Construction Certificate on successful completion of one 2-hour written paper, and a workplace-based practical inspection project. The exam is conducted in our training centres at the end of your course, and the project is completed in your own workplace. The project should take no longer than 3 hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post. Those who take the "Full Course" (See 'Course Options' below) will also have an exam after the NGC1 unit.

    Certificates are forwarded by NEBOSH approximately 12 weeks after the completion of the course.


    All of our NEBOSH Construction Certificate courses include the following in the course price:

  • Buffet lunch and refreshments each day
  • All certification costs and exam fees
  • Free car parking
  • The 624-page NEBOSH Construction Certificate study book, "Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction (3rd Edition)" by Phil Hughes MBE and Ed Ferrett, RRP 36.99

  • NEBOSH Constructino Certificate Study Book

    Brief Description: This book covers the specific challenges faced by the construction industry as well as the basics of occupational safety and health in general. The text of the book is illustrated, easy to read, and includes self-assessment questions and sample answers. It also includes checklists, report forms and record sheets, which makes it a valuable reference tool for construction managers, supervisors, designers, and building and civil engineers to consult on the day-to-day issues of health and safety in the construction industry.

  • Endorsed by NEBOSH

  • Packed with illustrations and photographs

  • Revision questions and sample answers based on recent NEBOSH examinations to test your knowledge and understanding of the course material

  • Includes a summary of the main relevant legislation; ideal as a reference for students as well as managers in the construction industry

  • Course Options:

    Here at Sterling Safety Training we offer the NEBOSH Construction Certificate Course in two different ways:

    1) For those who have already successfully completed the NEBOSH General Certificate or the Management of Safety & Health (week one) of the NEBOSH Certificate in the last 5 years, the conversion course is the best value option.

    2) Those who have not taken or completed the NEBOSH General Certificate or the Management of Safety & Health (week one) of the NEBOSH Certificate in the last 5 years will need to take the full course, which includes the mandatory first week of the NEBOSH General Certificate course.

    For more information, please click on the relevant option below:

    Exam Only and Exam Re-sits:

    We also offer the exams on their own and exam re-sits for those who have already taken the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course before, either with us or with another supplier, and need to re-sit one or more units. To see the list of upcoming dates and to book a place on an NGC1, NCC1 or NCC2 exam, please visit