Construction Skills Health and Safety Awareness

Course Duration: 1 day

Price: £125 + vat per delegate

Number of Delegates: Min. 5. Max. 20

Who Should attend:

This course is to help those who are due to commence work, or have begun to work in the industry to understand the potential hazards on site. It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and
environmental issues, identifying the delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others, outlines the employer’s duties and explains what should be done if the employee thinks anyone’s health
and safety is being put at risk. The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card.


This classroom based course is to ensure that individual responsibilities are understood:
Why they are carrying out their identified duties, and what is expected of them, and to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace to ensure that at the end of the course 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.
  • Appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure.
  • Feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident.

Course Content:

  • General responsibilities
  • Accident prevention and reporting
  • Health and welfare introduced
  • Manual handling
  • Working at height
  • PPE
  • Emergency procedures and first aid
  • Fire prevention and control

  • Hazardous substances
  • Electrical safety
  • Hand held equipment
  • Noise and vibration
  • Site transport
  • Excavations
  • Confined spaces
  • Safety signs

Candidate Assessment:

Multiple choice question paper.


On successful completion it is anticipated that delegates would arrange for a touch screen test. It is therefore, considered that it would not be appropriate for an exam re-sit in the event of not achieving the pass mark; rather that the delegates employer should be encouraged to arrange for some time for coaching of the delegate concerned.

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