The NEBOSH Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

The NEBOSH International Diploma is a prestigious and demanding professional qualification for those wanting to advance their career in occupational health and safety. The NEBOSH International Diploma is also becoming recognised around the world as the global standard for health and safety professionals.

Benefits of holding the NEBOSH International Diploma include:
• Allows you to use the letters 'IDipNEBOSH' after your name
• Entitlement to graduate membership of IOSH (GradIOSH), the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner
• Entitlement to full membership (MIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM))
• Meets the entry requirements for many safety related Masters programmes offered by UK universities

What you will study
Preparatory Content (Core Skills).

Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety

• Principles of Health and Safety Management,
• Loss Causation and Incident Investigation
• Identifying Hazards
• Assessing and Evaluating Risks
• Risk Control and Emergency Planning
• Organisational and Human Factors
• Regulating Health and Safety
• Measuring Health and Safety Performance

Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

• General Aspects of Occupational Health and Hygiene
• Principles of Toxicology and Epidemiology
• Hazardous Substances – Evaluating Risk, Preventive and Protective Measures and Monitoring and Maintenance of Control Measures
• Biological Agents
• Physical Agents – Noise and Vibration and Radiation and Thermal Environment
• Hazardous Substances – Preventive and Protective Measures
• Ergonomic Factors

Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety

• General Workplace Issues
• Principles of Fire and Explosion
• Workplace Fire Risk Assessment
• Storage, Handling and Processing of Dangerous Substances
• Work Equipment
• Machinery Safety
• Mechanical Handling
• Electrical Safety
• Safety in Construction and Demolition
• Environmental Pollution and Waste Management

Unit ID: International Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

• This unit comprises an 8,000-word assignment for submission after completion of units IA, IB and IC.
Recommended hours of study: 475 hours

Units IA, IB and IC are each assessed by a 3-hour written examination and Unit ID by assignment. Candidates must successfully complete all four units to be awarded the NEBOSH International Diploma.

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