NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas
EmployerThe NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety benefits oil and gas companies working to international standards who are seeking to implement effective safety and process safety management across all areas of their operation. It is used effectively by many in the industry to improve the health and safety skills and knowledge of managers, supervisors and health and safety advisors, in order to gain sustainable health and safety improvements. Quite simply, the International Oil and Gas Certificate is a qualification that should lead to safer workplaces. People who hold this qualification understand their responsibilities and how to reduce potentially damaging incidents that can lead to loss of life, injury and loss of reputation, wherever they are operating in the world. NEBOSH qualifications are held in high esteem throughout the world. Employing people who hold a NEBOSH qualification demonstrates a commitment to health and safety and an assurance to others. It can even help you achieve recognised standards and win new business. Individuals It is based around international standards and best practice recommendations. This qualification is for those working in the oil and gas (or related) industries, who need to gain a sound understanding of the principles of operational health and safety that apply in their specialist area. For some, the International Oil and Gas Certificate can be an important step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in occupational health and safety. Some who take their International Oil and Gas Certificate progress on to one of our Diploma level qualifications. NEBOSH strongly recommend that you should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues prior to taking the course equivalent to the NEBOSH International or National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
The NEBOSH Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety covers one main unit (IOG1) entitled ‘Management of international oil and gas operational safety’. The key topics covered by the qualification are:
Hazards inherent in the extraction, storage and processing of raw materials and products
Hydrocarbon process safety
Risk management techniques used in the oil and gas industries
Fire and explosion controls in the oil and gas industries
Marine and Land logistics
This unit is divided into the following five key elements:
Health, safety and environmental management in context
Hydrocarbon process safety (1)
Hydrocarbon process safety (2)
Fire protection and emergency response
Logistics and transport operations
NEBOSH does not set specific formal entry requirements for this qualification. However it should be noted that: The achievement of the NEBOSH International or National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent prior to undertaking the International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety course is highly recommended. This qualification is designed as a specialist sector-specific supplement to the NEBOSH International and National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety rather than to replace knowledge and understanding of general health and safety gained as part of these qualifications. Further information regarding the NEBOSH International General Certificate can be found by clicking here and the NEBOSH National General Certificate by clicking here.
Entry requirementsThere are no entry requirements for this qualification, but we do recommend that students have an underpinning knowledge of safety issues. This may have been achieved by studying a NEBOSH General Certificate level qualification. It is also important that students have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that students undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.
In the UK – and, increasingly, worldwide – regulatory accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, allowing our qualifications to retain their highly regarded professional status. UK accredited qualifications provide you with certain guarantees that the qualification:
Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose
Includes relevant content
Uses appropriate assessment methodology
Is mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS)
Is supported by relevant stakeholders including employers
The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety is not accredited by the SQA Accreditation. However it is broadly comparable to Level 6/7 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), comparable to RQF Level 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Students are assessed by one two-hour written examination. The examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. Scripts are marked by competent external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. The overall qualification parchment will be issued on successful completion of the qualification. .