Course Aim

To provide level 1 QCF equivalent course for Health & Safety in a Construction Environment. From October 2014 anyone wishing to apply for a CSCS Labourers Green Card must first attend a Level 1 Health & Safety in a construction environment course.

Module 1

Organising for Safety

Will give delegates and understanding of: - the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control.  

Module 2

The Workplace

This module examines what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, hidden services and specific hazards, working at height, asbestos and confined spaces and permit-to-work.

Module 3

Tools, Plants & Machinery

The session will give delegates an understanding of the risks presented by both powered and non powered work equipment and the risks associated with the various forms of energy created. In addition the risks faced with the use of workplace transport.

Module 4

Health

The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken.

Module 5

Procedures

Candidates will be shown the need and benefits of procedures, including: the importance of local emergency procedures and first aid arrangements.

Module 6

The Environment

The module covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper.

  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within, health, safety & the environment.

  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required.

  • Understand the common hazards associated with work