International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

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International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety


This Certificate-level qualification, SCQF Level 7, is designed for those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces, Health and Safety managers, Facilities Managers, Health and safety representatives within businesses. 



Process Safety Management, Oil & Gas Safety, Leadership Excellence, Environment Certificate, Int’l Diploma for OHS Professionals, Int’l Environmental Diploma or MSc/ MRes in OHS or Env. Mgt




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*Overseas Learner


IOG1 22ND - 28TH JAN 2024 8TH MAR 2024
IOG1 27TH - 31ST MAY 2024 5TH JUL 2024
IOG1 23RD - 27TH SEP 2024 8TH NOV 2024   
IOG1 27TH - 31ST JAN 2025 7TH MAR 2025   
*The Overseas Learner Fees DO NOT include Exam Venue Fees which are paid by learners in their country.   Please also note that additional Fees may be charged for shipping hardcopy course materials to some countries. 
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Thank you, our esteemed learner, for choosing Safeguard for your Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) exceptional learning experience. We are the leading global learning partner of the UK National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). We offer a total of 17 NEBOSH courses making us the largest NEBOSH Learning Partner and qualifications provider in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Safeguard is also among the top 10 NEBOSH Learning Partner globally, with over 85% pass rate in examinations. We also offer, the UK CQI-IRCA Approved, Lead Auditor courses and company certifications in 7 standards in partnership with TVE International Academy (ATP: 6023829). We are Africa’s largest QHSE training solutions provider, facilitator, and consultants since 1999. We welcome you to be part of our success story.


NEBOSH qualifications with high pass rate globally are provided by Safeguard, a NEBOSH Accredited Learning Partner 1332 with SILVER STATUS. You can join our NEBOSH International Oil and Gas Certificate Physical Classroom Training or preferably the Virtual Class from any location in the world. You can also write your invigilated exam in our office locations or at various exam locations globally. 

The International Oil and Gas Certificate is aimed primarily at managers, supervisors and health and safety advisers with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The qualification focuses on operational process safety and is intended to enable learners to apply and implement effective process safety management across all areas of their operation, anywhere in the world.

This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge, which when combined with experience enables holders to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplaces hazards. It is based around international standards and management systems that enable the effective discharge of workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore. Globally, employers in the oil and gas industries find that the International Oil and Gas Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organization by providing line management and staff with a sound understanding of operational safety management.


  • 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.
  • Contractor management
  • 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


Examination registration

Learners must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by Safeguard RTL as the accredited learning partner.

Examination entry confirmation

Once we have registered you to an examination, we will send you an Examination Entry Confirmation that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your examination and results process. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and report this to your us if any changes are required. The Examination Entry Confirmation is essential to gain entry to the examination room, you will need to show a form of photographic identification to the invigilator and then sign the Examination Entry Confirmation. 

Examination Format

PSM1: Online Proctored Multiple-Choice Question Exam.

 Exam dates will be decided and arranged by NEBOSH.

Examination Results

You will receive your results within 15 working days of sitting the examination. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued.  This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.


A break-down of the notional learning hours is given below:

PSM1: 28 hours tuition and 20 hours private study Total: 48 hours A programme of study therefore needs to be based around a minimum of 28 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study for an overall total of 48 hours.

A full-time block release course would be expected to last for a minimum of four working days and a part-time day release course would be spread over at least four weeks.

For candidates studying by open or distance learning, the tuition hours should be added to the recommended private study hours to give the minimum number of hours that this mode of study will require.


The Certificate in Process Safety Management is a one-unit qualification..

Unit PSM1: Process safety management.

  • Unit PSM1 is a taught unit, assessed by a 90-minute multiple-choice question paper.
  • The question paper consists of 40 multiple-choice questions; 10 of the questions are extended scenario questions which will be randomly distributed throughout the paper.
  • Each question is worth one mark and has one correct and three incorrect responses available.
  • The question paper covers the whole syllabus with at least one question per element and all questions are compulsory.


You may re-sit a unit assessment if: 

  • you achieved a ‘Pass’ in a unit that is five or more years old and you need it to achieve the qualification;
  • you are ‘Referred’ (i.e. don’t pass); or
  • you want to retake a Unit to get a higher grade.

 There is no limit to the number of times you can re-sit unit(s) within the five-year period. Re-sit marks are not capped. If you want to try to improve your grade in a Unit, you need to tell Nebosh in writing within 20 working days of the declaration date of your successful unit.


You will not normally need to complete HSW1 if you hold the Award in Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries - mark achieved for Unit HSEP1.

Important information regarding exemptions:

  • Exemption for Unit HSEP1 is normally valid for 2 years from the declaration date.
  • The declaration date is the date printed on the unit certificate.
  • Exemption qualifying period - the examination date for the last unit of the new qualification must be within 2 years of the declaration date of the unit being used as an exemption.


You will have five years to complete your qualification. The five-year period starts from the date you passed your first successful unit (we call this the ‘declaration date’). Any unit that is five or more years old will not count towards the qualification and you will need to retake the unit(s) if you still want to complete the qualification.

Nigeria Learner Amount

Physical: ₦200,000

Virtual: ₦170,000

Corporate: ₦225,000

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Oversee Learner Amount

Physical: £500

Virtual: £550

Distance: £450

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Payment and Registration

Cash payment is not allowed. Payment in any convenient installment is allowed starting with a minimum of 50% of the total training fees before receipt of training materials, however candidate must complete payment in full 21 days before the first selected exam date. All payment shall be made by bank payment or by using the Paystack Payment App on-line by visiting Payment can also be by cheque made in favor of Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited. See bank details below:

Card payment can be made via Flutterwave Safeguard payment App Link:

Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an acknowledgment including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials.

Traning Locations:

You can join our Nebosh Virtual Classroom from any location in the world. You can also write your Open Book Practical-based Exam at any location globally.

Currently our Physical Class usually hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt (Nigeria) as indicated below:

  • Port Harcourt Training Center: #6C, Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt, Before SPAR Back Gate.
  • Lagos Training Center: #7, Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.

Training Modes

Physical Classroom

  • Safeguard physical classroom study allows you to get away from the distractions from workplaces and homes to enable concentrate on your training until completion.
  • It provides learners a great opportunity to condense their study within the training the days compared to our Distance Learning Program which can be studied over a relatively longer period.
  • Learners also have the option to take the examination within the study period or any other convenient available examination date.
  • The classroom setting allows learners to learn in our safe, quiet, clean multi-media training laboratory, away from the noise and pressures of their work or their homes.
  • Again, learners could be large which allows the classroom environment to provide the important “human touch” that teaches learners how to interact physically with one another in a professional, productive and cooperative way which is often missing in distance learning program.
  • The course fee cover training materials, tutorials, revision class, mock examination, main examination, in addition to tea break and lunch break.

Live Virtual Classroom

  • If you have the time for classroom study but you are not available to join our classroom session due to distance or location, then our Live Virtual Class is your best alternative.
  • Our live virtual class is easy to follow and can be completed within the same time as the physical classroom. Learners can join remotely and learn ‘live’ online with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.
  • You get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like. Our learners can remotely join the virtual class from any location in the world through live video conferencing with the Zoom Technology using a PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom application in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the live virtual class.
  • Throughout the course, learners can see and interact with the tutor and with other learners. Group interaction enhances learning; learners learn from one another as well as from the tutor.
  • Our live virtual class provides practical, flexible and convenient ways of learning, designed to fit around you and your needs.
  • Learners are able to drop questions on the chat box in group or private chat the Tutor and learners can also request to ask questions while the training is going on.
  • Daily take-home assignment will be posted in chat box and on the group WhatsApp which will be reviewed by the tutor at the beginning of each day’s tutorial.
  • There will be workbook and course workbook which will be completed by learners and submitted for tutor’s evaluation.
  • A revision class and a mock examination will be arranged to prepare learners for the final examination.

Tutor-Supported Distance Learning Program

  • Many people today do not want, or are not able, to spend days or weeks in a classroom. In view of this, our distance learning program provides an available alternative learning method.
  • It provides you with a flexible and easily accessible learning solution, you choose the time, place and pace of learning and take control of your learning program.
  • It is tutor-supported package which uses a variety of support mechanisms to ensure that you are fully engaged. It guarantees better understanding of the course contents and encourages group interaction with other learners using the WhatsApp platform which enhances learning.
  • Without compromising on course quality, the distance learning program is our most cost-effective learning method when compared to physical classroom or live virtual classroom.
  • Course materials consist of study notes and workbooks, coursework, brainstorming exercises, media resources and a course textbook.
  • Learners are encouraged to complete the study workbook and coursework and submit to us for marking. At the end, your knowledge and understanding can be formally assessed using a mock examination to prepare learners for the final examination.
  • The course fee covers course materials, exam-fees, tutor support and a distance-learning course license for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue.
  • Exam can also be attended online. Distant Learning will include a self-study of the course manual by the student. A tutor-based revision will be done with the student for preparation against examination via Zoom video conferencing.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the tutor-run online live revision.

Corporate Classes

  • Organizations that are sponsoring learners to join our physical classroom, virtual classroom or distance learning program will have to pay the corporate course fees.
  • We can also arrange an executive package for organizations that desire a top-class welfare package for their employees.
  • We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you in the form of in-company training.
  • This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs. The biggest benefit of in-company training is the location.
  • Organizing training off-site can be difficult for some employers, especially if you have a large team to get through a course. On-site training means less travel time and are much more convenient for your employees.
  • Hosting a course, yourself also means last minute changes can be made to attendees. For example, if someone suddenly becomes free to complete some training, at least they will be in the right place already. 
  • You may want to do this so that lessons tie in with your own policies and procedures, or even just change the learning pace to suit your employee's schedules.
  • There are benefits to your business too by hosting training in-house; employees do not have to spend unnecessary time away from their jobs and can instead clock back to work as soon as the training is complete.


  • NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. 
  • It offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
  • Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 100 countries around the world.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams, you can take advantage of our well-tailored training materials and tutorials which improves your chances of high success in NEBOSH exams.


  • Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent large number of years in industry and are therefore able to temper academic theory with practical experience. They are also acclaimed and renowned with impeccable record and experience spanning several years in Health and Safety industry.
  • With our multi-media training laboratory and our training facilities, we are ever ready to offer you training programs of the highest possible standards and which meet internationally recognized level of performance.
  • Our high pass rate has made us an exceptional NEBOSH Training Center in Africa.
  • Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in Health and Safety, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in NEBOSH exams.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams.