Health and Safety Awareness

This one-day Health and Safety Awareness course is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards the construction worker may face on site.

The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry site card. It is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer Card. 

This one-day Health and Safety Awareness course is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards the construction worker may face on site. It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues. It identifies the candidates responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, outlines the employers duties and explains what should be done if the worker thinks that anyones health and safety is being put at risk. The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry site card. It is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer Card. The course provides health and safety awareness and is endorsed by Build UK as standard training for all operatives on site. The aim of the course is to ensure the individual responsibilities of the worker are understood:

·        Why they are carrying out their identified duties.

·        What is expected of them.

·        How they contribute to the safety of the workplace. 

Course Information

On successful completion of the course, all paperwork will be submitted to CITB Site Safety Plus who will issue electronic certificates.

This course alone will not get you a CSCS Green Labourers card, you also need to complete a CITB Health, Safety & Environment test. It is the responsibility of the candidate to order their own CSCS card. A CSCS card can be ordered online www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/

 

Other scheme cards are also available. 

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

Candidates taking this course should be able to achieve all the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course:

Legal and general responsibilities

Accident reporting and recording

Health and welfare

First aid and emergency procedures

Personal protective equipment

Asbestos

Respiratory hazards 

Noise and vibration

Hazardous substances

Manual handling

Fire prevention and control 

Mobile plant and site vehicles 

Lifting operations and equipment

Working at height

Excavations

Confined spaces

Environmental awareness

Pollution 

Waste materials

Nuisance

Safety signs Electrical safety, work equipment and hand-held tool.

Candidates must be competent in English at operative level. The course content is suited to all ability

levels. 

Assessment

Assessment will be by an end of course examination. The candidate must pass the exam to achieve certification for this course. The examination paper forms the basis of the assessment as to whether or not a candidate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of health and safety awareness to allow a certificate of achievement to be issued.

Examination

The question paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions: 20 questions are worth one mark each and 5 questions are worth two marks each. The candidates must obtain 25 marks out of 30 (83%) or more to pass the examination.

The examination lasts 30 minutes and must be completed within this time. This is a closed book exam. 

Companies that are CITB registered can claim for each candidate on this course. If you supply the company CITB levy number, this will be added to the paperwork and submitted following the course. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Health and Safety Awareness – 14/03/2024 08:30

Date: 14-03-2024

Health and Safety Awareness – 28/03/2024 08:30 – 28/03/2024 16:30

Date: 28-03-2024

End Date: 28/03/2024 16:30

Health and Safety Awareness – 08/04/2024 08:30

Date: 08-04-2024

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