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 basic health and safety knowledge of key construction related hazards, controls and safe systems of work processes.
Successful completion of this course will enable the candidate to upgrade their certificate, by purchasing and undertaking the accredited online exam, which forms part of the requirements from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Card application process. (See further details below).
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Why is this training important?
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 the first step you take 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 that will be covered in this course.
- Module 2: Hazards, Risks, Assessments and Controls
This modules takes a closer look at key 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 so 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 to keep 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
Chemicals hazards in the workplace are covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous (COSHH) Regulations and this module covers the use of chemicals and how workers can be exposed and the controls that should be considered to keep workers safe. Other key hazards within a construction environment is 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 to take the online invigilated exam leading to the Green Card application.
Do I need to complete this course in order to start the process of applying for a CSCS Green Card?
Yes, in order to start the process of applying for a CSCS Green Card, you will need to have successfully completed this course and then the accredited online invigilated exam. This training is in itself a stand-alone qualification and therefore is still applicable to workplace environments where a CSCS where a CSCS Green Card is not a mandatory requirement.
How do I start the process of applying for a CSCS Green Card now that 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 training?
The training course costs £75 per person/licence and can be ordered directly from here.
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