Our Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment online course is just what you need if you are new to working on a construction site.
This training course will provide the essential information and knowledge required for those either starting out as a labourer on a construction site or for those who carry out construction work but lack the essential health and safety knowledge of key construction-related hazards, controls and safe systems of work processes.
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Why is this training essential?
Every year, workers in the UK are killed, injured or suffer work-related illnesses at work while carrying out their jobs. This means working safely is essential for you and your work colleagues. This Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment online training course is an excellent place to start for anyone considering a career in the construction industry. This could also be your first step in receiving an accredited qualification.
What modules are offered in the training?
The training material is presented over nine separate modules, covering key aspects of workplace risks within a construction environment. Module 10 provides the steps required to upgrade to the accredited qualification. The modules are:
- Module 1: Introduction
This module provides an overview of the topics covered in this course.
- Module 2: Hazards, Risks, Assessments and Controls
This module takes a closer look at critical concepts within health and safety. Hazards, risks, risk assessment and controls are covered as they relate to a construction environment.
- Module 3: Slips, Trips, Falls and Working at Height
This module deals with the basic facts about slips, trips and falls and why it is important to understand and control them, followed by working at height.
- Module 4: Manual Handling
There are specific regulations covering the manual handling of loads within the workplace. This module briefly covers these regulations and looks at the key activities within a construction environment involving manual handling. These are:
- Module 5: Plant, Machinery and Noise
This module describes the risks posed by plant, machinery and noise and how to deal with them in a way that keeps the workforce safe.
- Module 6: Respiratory Risks
This module covers the respiratory risks and the controls that can be applied to keep workers safe. A key concept will be understanding the cause of respiratory risks.
- Module 7: Fire, Electricity and Gas Safety
The hazards that can be caused by fires, electricity and gas and the controls that can be put in place are covered in this module.
- Module 8: Chemicals and Other Onsite Hazards
Chemical hazards in the workplace are covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous (COSHH) Regulations, and this module covers the use of chemicals, how workers can be exposed and the controls that should be considered to keep workers safe. Other critical hazards within a construction environment are also covered.
- Module 9: Vehicles, PPE and General Safety
The module covers the use of vehicles on site, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and a range of other general safety matters.
- Module 10: Your Pathway to Your CSCS Card
This final module will briefly outline the process required for the online invigilated exam leading to the Green Card application.
Do I need to complete this course to apply for a CSCS Green Card?
Yes, to start applying for a CSCS Green Card, you will need to have completed this course and then the accredited online invigilated exam.
How do I start applying for a CSCS Green Card Once I have completed this training?
We have created a dedicated page setting out the steps required and how you can take the accredited online invigilated exam. Details can be found here.
How much is the level 1 health and safety in a construction environment Course + accredited exam?
You cannot apply for a CSCS Green Card without completing the course and taking the invigilated exam.
The bundle cost is £135+VAT. You can purchase the bundle here.
NB: Full details of how you can get your CSCS Green Card is on our dedicated page here