This Health and Safety Awareness course provides an introduction to health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the duties of employees and employer and explains what to do if is risk is not controlled effectively.
Duration: This is a One Day event which will take place between 8.30 am - 5 pm.
Who Should Attend
This Health and Safety Awareness course is to help those who are about to work, or have just begun to work in the Construction industry to understand the potential hazards they face on site.
The minimum entry equipment is a good understanding of spoken and written English.
The course identifies employee responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, to help them understand, why they are carrying out their identified duties, it explains what is expected of them to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
Delegates will be able to understand the need to prevent accidents, have an understanding of health and safety law, identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site, understand the need for risk assessments and method statements and appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure, furthermore it will raise awareness to the reporting of unsafe acts to prevent an accident or further reoccurrence of unsafe acts.
It is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card as it helps with preparation for the ConstructionSkills Health & Safety Test. A natural progression from this course would be to attend The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme.
Assessment & Award
The method of assessment will be by a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. As well as being expected to be interactive during the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Construction Site Operatives Safety Certificate.
The Certificate lasts for five years, after which the course would need to be retaken in order to renew the certificate and keep the qualification up to date.