NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Management for Construction course is the main recognised qualification for health and safety in the construction industry. The NC1 will consolidate the knowledge gained on the NEBOSH NGC1 and provide the understanding and practical assessment skills to manage health and safety risks on any construction site helping to reduce the 2 million working days that are lost each year to injury and ill health in the workplace.

The NEBOSH NC1 replaced the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health and Safety in March 2021 and this modernised course aims to enhance proficiency in risk managing health and safety on site by:

  • Improving safety on site and reducing the risk of life-changing injuries
  • Challenging unsafe behaviours
  • Employing safe systems of work
  • Creating and offering practical safe solutions
  • Understanding the requirements of the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015

Who should take the NEBOSH NC1?

  • SHEQ Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Anyone working on site with H&S responsibilities

What does NEBOSH NGC cover?

The NEBOSH NC1 consists of 1 unit consisting of 13 elements:


1: Managing Construction Health and Safety

1: The Foundations of Construction Health and Safety

2: Improving Health and Safety Culture and Assessing Risk

3: Managing Change and Procedures

4: Excavation

5: Demolition

6: Mobile Plant and Vehicles

7: Working at Height

8: Musculoskeletal Health and Load Handling

9: Work Equipment

10: Electricity

11: Fire

12: Chemical and Biological Agents

13: Physical and Psychological Health

How is NEBOSH NC1 assessed?

The NC1 is an open book exam that verifies your ability to apply what you have learnt in regard to the reality of the construction site environment via short tasks and a longer risk assessment.

You have 48 hours to download and complete your exam paper online (no classroom) before submitting it.

Target Zero is an accredited NEBOSH Learning Partner

  • Classroom– 3-day course + exam – Available in Chelmsford & Peterborough, other venues upon request

Target Zero offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • Over 90% of Target Zero students have successfully completed their NEBOSH National General Certificate
  • 20 years’ experience in delivering health & safety training
  • Above NEBOSH average exam pass rates
  • Great teaching and support from our team

Looking to book a course? Get in touch with a member of our team direct on 0333 444 0018, or click here to book online.