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NEBOSH & Assessments

How to Sit Your NEBOSH Practical Assessment

Your NEBOSH Practical Exam

So you have started thinking about your NEBOSH practical assessment, we thought we’d put a few things down here to answer some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

man doing the NEBOSIt is important to note that the practical assessment is performed in your place of work.  Before completing your observations, you should obtain permission from the relevant person(s) at your company to use their premises for the purpose your practical assessment. If you are not working, please contact the Exams Team ( and we can help to arrange for a suitable assessment venue.  This could be onsite here at RRC, or at our RRC Construction site which we only have here in London  (subject to availability).

* NOTE: If you are completing the NEBOSH Construction Course, your practical assessment MUST be on a construction site, this cannot be performed in an office environment.

You do not need to have anyone with you to complete your practical; the completion of the assessment is YOUR responsibility and is completed in your own time.  No representative from RRC or NEBOSH will supervise this.

How To Submit Your Practical Assessment

Your assessment can be handwritten or typed, and this includes the Observations Section and the Report Section.  BUT, the observations MUST be completed on the official NEBOSH form.

You will need to POST your assessment, but please ensure you have taken a scanned copy (for your records) before you send this to RRC (our address details are below).

We advise all students to post their practical assessments by Recorded and Signed For Mail.  You are responsible for your coursework, and tracking the documents to RRC.  You are able to track your parcel via recorded mail and will know when it has been successfully delivered.

Our Address is:

RRC InternationalRRC training Training
Tuition House
27-37 St George’s Road
SW19 4DS

Again, please take a copy of your assessment, this is a safety precaution and ensures your work is not lost.

NEBOSH Practical Assessment Deadline

Assessments must be completed no earlier than two weeks prior to your exam.   The deadline to submit the assessment will be one week after the exam.  This gives you a three week window in which to complete and submit your assessment.  The specific dates will be emailed to you, so please ensure you know exactly when your assessment is due to be submitted.

If you are sitting your NEBOSH Exam in June 2018, your submission dates are:
23rd May – 13th June 2018
If you are sitting your NEBOSH Exam in September 2018, your submission dates are:
22nd August – 12th September 2018
If you are sitting your NEBOSH Exam in December 2018, your submission dates are:
21st November – 12th December 2018

Practical Assessment Checklist

NOTE: Please make sure that the form you are about to download is the course that you are studying.  If you download, fill in, and then submit the incorrect form, your marks will be invalid. Your assignment should be presented in the following order:

  1. Assessors Marking Sheet
  2. Observation Section OR pro-forma for NEC2 & NHC2 (Please see below)
  3. Your Report
  4. Signed Declaration Form

How to fill in the Assessor’s Marking Sheet.

Your signed Declaration Form

Please ONLY sign the candidate section and NOT the assessors section.

Download your Observation Section below, depending on your course:

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Spanish (European), Russian & Turkish.
NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work
NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Spanish (European), Russian and Turkish languages.
NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction in Health and Safety
NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

And last but not least, we wish you all the best in your practical exams.

From The RRC Exams Team