NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health


About this Course

The NEBOSH International Diploma qualification equips health & safety practitioners with common occupational health standards and knowledge for maintaining the health and safety of workers wherever they may be working. The NEBOSH International Diploma adopts a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards including legal frameworks, local laws and cultural factors.

On successful completion of the qualification, graduates may apply for Graduate membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). This qualification is awarded by NEBOSH, UK's leading health and safety professional organization.


Non-specialists in health & safety


12 - 18 months


Candidates should have completed the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) or equivalent. Candidates without the NEBOSH IGC will be required to provide their Curriculum Vitae for review and copy of their highest safety qualification.


KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd is the only approved training centre in Singapore to provide the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. The courses are scheduled throughout the year. Full-time block attendance and Blended Learning schedules are also available. Certification is awarded by NEBOSH UK.


Preparatory Content:

  • Core skills Part 1 - Communication Skills
  • Core skills Part 2 - Training Skills

Unit A: International Management of Health & Safety

Topics: Principles of health and safety management; Loss causation and incident investigation; Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk; Risk control and emergency planning; Organisational factors; Human factors; Principles of health and safety law; Measuring health and safety performance

Unit B: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the workplace

Topics: General aspects of occupational health and hygiene Principles of toxicology and epidemiology; Chemical agents - evaluating risks; Hazardous substances - preventive and protective measures; Hazardous substances - monitoring and maintenance of control measures; Biological agents; Physical agents 1 - noise and vibration; Physical agents 2 - radiation and thermal environment; Psycho-social agents; Ergonomic agents

Unit C: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety

Topics: General workplace issues; Principles of fire and explosion; Workplace fire risk assessment; The 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 D: International Application of Health & Safety Theory and Practice

Topics: An assignment based unit requiring candidates to apply the knowledge and understanding gained from their studies of Units A, B and C in a practical environment and to carry out critical analysis and evaluation of information gathered during the review.

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