Level 1 Health & Safety in Construction


Started on July 19, 2024

Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

Course Description
Each year in the UK, people are killed, injured and suffer work-related illnesses while carrying out their jobs. Health & Safety is a significant concern and the construction CSCS card is the minimum qualification that provides proof for those who work in construction. It shows they have an understanding of the basic health and safety risks and requirements that are needed to work on a construction site in the UK.

This course is aimed at people starting out in the construction industry and can be used as part of their induction process or as preparation for the level 1 award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Whilst this course, Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction environment provides you with a qualification in its own right, it can also form part of your CSCS green card application.

A major objective of the course is to give those working in construction a chance to understand the health and safety responsibilities of both employers and employees.  When completed, candidates will have a detailed awareness of site safety including:

  • Risks associated with one of the major causes of accidents: slips, trips and falls
  • Knowledge how the correct manual handling techniques
  • An understanding of the risks associated with working around plant and machinery
  • An introduction to fire, electricity and gas safety training
  • Awareness of chemicals and other onsite hazards
  • All the information needed to gain your CSCS card

The course starts with an introduction to the legal aspects of health and safety before covering the basics of risk assessment and safe working practices. It then goes into detail to cover the most common hazards encountered in construction environments from Working at Height and Respiratory Hazards to electrical and chemical hazards

Target Audience
The course is aimed at those who need a construction CSCS card who are starting out in the construction industry

Course ContentModule
Hazards, Risks, Assessments and Controls2
Slips, Trips, Falls and Working at Height3
Manual Handling4
Plant, Machinery and Noise5
Respiratory Risks6
Fire, Electricity and Gas Safety7
Chemicals and Other Onsite Hazards8
Vehicles, PPE and General Safety9
Your Pathway to your CSCS Card10
Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

CPD Units ‘3’

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Online assessment for this construction CSCS card training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions.  For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 150 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

Duration: Duration: 120 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

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