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NEBOSH International - Workshop
October 25 - November 10
Mercure Hotel, Khobar, K.S.A.

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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health

In Cooperation with Al Mashreq Training


Globally recognized health, safety and environmental qualifications


Achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.


An international recognized qualification set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), this is an examined qualification for those involved in Health and Safety at work. 


The course is suitable for those seeking a career in health and safety, supervisors, managers and specialists whose work involves a significant amount of health and safety management. It is also ideal for newly appointed safety officers/advisor.


What kind of people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?


People throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation.


What will I gain from this qualification?


Knowledge – Whether health and safety is your main responsibility, or just a part of what you do, the NEBOSH International General Certificate will give you vital knowledge to help you perform better in your role at work.


Enjoyment – You'll enjoy taking the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

You'll discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, not just theoretical.


Recognition – Holders of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.


Career development – For some, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is a first step towards a life-long career in health and safety. For others, it forms part of an important set of qualifications that brings them success and advancement in whatever field they choose.


What will my employer gain from this qualification?


A safer workplace – Health and safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with the NEBOSH International General Certificate know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation, wherever they operate.


Assurance – An employer whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate provides an assurance of safety - something that can help employers achieve recognised standards and can even win new business.


Return on investment – An employee with a NEBOSH International General

Certificate has a practical set of skills that brings real value to the modern global workplace.


What does the course cover?


As well as covering a range of workplace hazards and methods of control, it includes international standards for safety and health management including International Labour Organisation codes of practice.


How is the course assessed?


Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units. The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment to help you apply your learning at work and add value for your employer.


Are you already one step closer towards your next NEBOSH Certificate?


Management of International health and safety unit (IGC1) is common to the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate
  • NEBOSH International Construction Certificate
  • NEBOSH International Fire Certificate


If you study another qualification listed within 5 years of passing this unit, you will not need to re-sit it. Once you have achieved the NEBOSH International General Certificate, you are only one unit away from achieving the NEBOSH National General Certificate too. Controlling Workplace Hazards (GC2) and the Practical Application (GC3) units are now common to both qualifications so you would only need to pass the Management of Health and Safety Unit (NGC1) to secure the NEBOSH National General Certificate.


Exam Date: November 10, 2015

Adrian Gannon, MSc, CMIOSH, MCIOB, AIEMA 

Currently based in Dubai, Adrian is an Irish National with significant international health and safety experience in oil and gas, construction and manufacturing. He is currently working for Xodus Group where he is working on a range of projects including FEED (Front End Engineering and Design), the development of downstream and upstream corporate standards, and risk assessment studies. 


Adrian has a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health obtained from Loughborough University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from the National University of Ireland Galway, in addition to a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) and has significant training experience having worked 2 years for Al Mashreq, Bahrain in addition to Dubai, Singapore and England.  


Adrian has been involved in a wide range of projects including the construction stage of three power stations – CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbine) and CFB (Circulating Fluidised Bed) boilers. He has successfully integrated and maintained the full suite of QHSE management systems (ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001) and has developed audit and inspection proformas. Adrian has worked for NEBOSH as an examiner and is has considerable insight into written examining and marking systems. His professionalism is recognised by chartered membership of both IOSH (CMIOSH) and CIOB (MCIOB), and holds associate membership of IEMA (AIEMA).


NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

In Cooperation with Al Mashreq Training

This new qualification is designed specifically for those with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. It is the latest addition to our portfolio of globally-recognised health, safety, environmental and risk management qualifications.


The qualification focuses on international standards and management systems, enabling students to effectively discharge workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore.

The Certificate also highlights the importance of process safety management in the oil and gas industry.


What kind of people take the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety?


Those who have the responsibility for ensuring safety as part of their day to day duties, including:

  • Managers;
  • Supervisors;
  • Employee representatives;
  • Newly appointed Health and Safety Advisers.


Students should already have an underpinning knowledge of safety issues and may already have studied one of NEBOSH’s Certificate-level qualifications.



Element 1:  Health, safety and environmental management in context

Element 2:  Hydrocarbon process safety 1

Element 3:  Hydrocarbon process safety 2

Element 4:  Fire protection and emergency response

Element 5:  Logistics and Transport Operations








The Unit is a taught unit assessed by one two-hour written examination.  The written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory.  Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.


Exam Date: November 1, 2015

Sonya E. Ghareeb

With more than twenty two years of performance based progression in the field of Chemical & Waste Management, Environmental, Health and Safety, I offer well boned, proven abilities as the visionary, creator, and driver of strategies and business plans that have consistently delivered record setting achievements in the field. My capabilities are complemented by my strong leadership skills and commitment to productivity.


My leadership style is decisive, yet flexible in responding to the changing demands of the industry. I base my success on the following principles: focus, dedication, industrial knowledge, team work, leadership and problem solving expertise.

My greatest strength lies in my ability to evaluate business requirements, integrating the personnel, resources and technology critical to increasing and solidifying corporate growth.


Master Degree holder in Occupational Health and a Bachelor Degree holder in Chemical Engineering with over 22 years’ experience at United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP), Aluminum Bahrain (Alba), and Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) in the field of occupational Health, Environment & Safety and Process Engineering.





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