The Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Course is designed to provide those who are new to the construction industry, who wish to apply for a CSCS Green Card, with the practice skills, knowledge and credentials to work safely and competently in their field.
Each year in the UK, people are killed, injured and suffer work-related illnesses while carrying out their jobs. This course includes essential health and safety information and guidelines, taking a look at UK laws and legislation, as well as the different work-related illnesses and injuries. It covers basic electric, gas and fire safety training, the types of PPE, , how to work safely with hazardous chemicals, and other key topics.
By the end of the course, you will be able to accurately assess and identify onsite hazards, evaluate the safety of a workplace, and ensure full competence when carrying out high-risk tasks such as working at height. You will also be fully be equipped with the practical knowledge needed to apply for a CSCS Card and work diligently in any construction environment.
Who should take the course
The Online Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course is designed for those working on construction sites and is a requirement for those wishing to apply for a CSCS Green Card. In accordance with CITB anyone who is a labourer on a construction site must be a CSCS Green Card Holder.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Online Invigilated Exam
We provide you access to our online invigilated examination which can be taken anywhere. Our market-leading examination system delivers the final assessment direct to you via the internet, invigilated using screen sharing and webcam, allowing you to receive your accreditation quicker and easier without the stress and hassle of visiting a training and exam centre.
As a UK Registered Learning Provider, our online exam is fully accredited by ETA Awards
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
In this introductory module, we will learn about the key topics that will be covered in this course, with an overview of safety practices in the construction industry.
In module two, we will learn about the hazards and risks that come with construction work, with step-by-step guidance on how to conduct a health and safety assessment in the workplace.
Slips, trips and falls are the most common hazard in the construction industry. In module three, we will take a look at the prevention measures for slips, trips and falls, and fundamental procedures for working safely.
In module four, we will explore the procedures for carrying out manual handling tasks safely, including guidance on posture, the health implications of poor manual handling, and manual handling law.
In module five, we will learn about noise pollution at work, machinery safety guidelines and plant safety best practice, with step-by-step training.
In module six, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of the risk factors in the construction industry for chronic respiratory diseases.
In module seven, we will be trained on the principles of fire, electricity and gas safety, taking a look at best practice procedures and key legislation.
In module eight, we will learn how to work safely with chemicals and other workplace hazards that can occur in the construction industry. It covers COSSH guidelines and the types of health issues associated with working with hazardous chemicals.
In module nine, we will learn about the different types of PPE and their correct use, how to carry out a vehicle safety inspection, and other general safety procedures.