NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management

Course Overview

The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate aims to build on the success of the General Certificate. The Fire Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and those embarking on a role with fire safety responsibility and aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and fire preventive and protective measures within most workplaces.

Syllabus Summary (August 2010 specification):

NGC1

  • Foundations in health and safety
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS) - Policy
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS) - Organising
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS) - Planning
  • Health and safety management systems (SMS) - Measuring, audit and review

FC1

  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Causes and prevention of fire
  • Fire protection in buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Fire risk assessment

Examination Details

The examination comprises two 2-hour written papers and a practical assessment. Each written paper consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions. All questions are compulsory. The practical assessment consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report. This qualification is unitised; therefore if you have successfully completed the NEBOSH IGC course within the past 5 years, you are exempt from re-sitting the IGC1 examinations. Reducing your required study! Examinations are held four times a year. In March, June, September and December.

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