Level 1 Award – Health & Safety in a Construction Environment

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Who Should Attend?
Ideal for anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Labourer Card (Green Card), necessary to work on a UK construction site. The Labourer Card qualification was developed in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Summary
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for anyone who currently works in construction or wants to work in construction, as well as for those already in the industry looking to refresh their knowledge. It is ideal for anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Labourer Card (Green Card), necessary for work on a UK construction site.

The qualification assumes no prior knowledge and considers the fact that learners come from diverse education and employment backgrounds. The training is exceptionally easy to understand and administer.

Having a valid CSCS card and passing the CITB test are both mandatory requirements of working in the construction industry because they grant employees access to UK construction sites as non-skilled workers.

The Labourer Card qualification was developed in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Course Content

  • The importance, key terms, legal responsibilities and reasons for good health and safety
  • Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Slips and trips
  • Working at height
  • Moving vehicles and mobile plant
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Hazardous substances
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Health and safety signs
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
  • Emergencies and first aid
  • Reporting accidents and ill health

Training Methods
Candidates will need to undertake 1 Day of assisted learning and a final assessment via a 54 question multiple choice examination lasting about one hour and attain the pass level of 72%.

The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment provides learners with an essential foundation in relevant matters of health and safety. It is suitable for individuals wanting to work in the construction industry and those already employed in the industry seeking to renew their knowledge in this area.

Getting the Green Labourer’s CSCS Card
Please note – From the 1 July 2014 those who need a CSCS Green Card can obtain one by completing this qualification but will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. This includes those entering the construction industry plus those who are renewing their card.

Mindset Training is a fully accredited CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test Centre and we can also supply this test as a stand-alone or part of an overall package.

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