NEBOSH International Diploma Syllabus
The NEBOSH International Diploma is an advanced qualification for health and safety professionals operating outside the UK.
The course provides a deep understanding of health and safety legislation, hazardous agents, equipment, and workplace safety.
The NEBOSH International Diploma syllabus builds directly on the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH International General Certificate.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
- Review health and safety arrangements within a workplace and produce justified recommendation to reduce risk and improve health and safety performance.
- Implement an effective health and safety management strategy at an operational level.
- Recognise and control major aspects of health and safety within a workplace.
- Reduce costs by preventing accidents and ill-health of employees and thus improving productivity.
Full Course Syllabus
Unit IA: Managing Health and Safety
Unit IA focuses on the key areas of managing health and safety on a global scale. It covers drivers for good health and safety, management systems, and regulating standards in a global economy.
- IA1 - Principles of health and safety management
- IA2 - Regulating health and safety
- IA3 - Loss causation and incident investigation
- IA4 - Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance
- IA5 - The assessment and evaluation of risk
- IA6 - Risk control
- IA7 - Organisational factors
- IA8 - Human factors
- IA9 - The role of health & safety practitioner
Unit IB: Hazardous Substances/Agents
Unit IB covers all major aspects of managing chemical, biological, physical and physiological hazards in the workplace.
- IB1 - Managing Occupational Health
- IB2 - Identification, assessment and evaluation of hazardous substances
- IB3 - The control of hazardous substances
- IB4 - The monitoring and measuring of hazardous substances
- IB5 - Biological agents
- IB6 - Noise and vibration
- IB7 - Radiation
- IB8 - Mental ill-health and dealing with violence and aggression at work
- IB9 - Musculoskeletal risks and controls
- IB10 - Work environment risks and controls
Unit IC: Workplace and Work Equipment Safety
Unit IC provides a thorough understanding of how to create and manage safe working environments. It covers welfare, fire, dangerous substances, work equipment, electricity, construction, and transport.
- IC1 - Workplace welfare requirements and specific workplace issues
- IC2 - Fire and explosion
- IC3 - Workplace fire risk assessment
- IC4 – The storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
- IC5 - Work equipment (general)
- IC6 - Work equipment (workplace machinery)
- IC7 - Mobile, lifting, access and work at height equipment
- IC8 - Electrical safety
- IC9 - Construction & works of a temporary nature
- IC10 - Workplace transport and managing work-related road risk
Unit DNI: Application of Health and Safety in the Workplace
Unit DNI is an 8,000-word written assignment set by NEBOSH. It's aim is to assess the practical application of the knowledge you've gained through previous units.
NEBOSH International Diploma Exams
Units IA, IB and IC are each assessed by a three-hour written exam paper. The exam has two sections. Section A has 6 ‘short-answer’ questions and Section B has 3 ‘long-answer’ questions.
Written exams are held in January and July each year and must be sat in an exam center.
Unit DNI is a written assignment which should be submitted electronically to be marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. Unit DNI assignments can be submitted four times a year in February, May, August and November.