Lantra Awards Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

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Summary / introduction: 
This qualification is suitable for learners wishing to develop knowledge and understanding in health and safety and is ideally suited to operators who wish to achieve Fencing Industry Skills Scheme (FISS)/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) green card status within a construction/fencing environment. It will prepare learners for further learning and training. It is also designed to prepare learners for employment.
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Health and Safety in a Construction Environment_specification.pdf

This Qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding in health and safety in a construction/fencing environment, enabling them to work effectively and efficiently in the workplace. It also is a route to achieving a FISS/CSCS green card. It will suit a number of different needs, enabling those who are successful to continue and complete further training and/or assessment within construction industries, including progression to an Award, Certificate or Diploma at the same level and or higher level Qualifications or progression in the workplace. This Qualification is available for learners aged 16+.


Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment includes a training package to assist with the delivery to learners. The qualification is assessed by a multiple choice question paper that is externally marked by Lantra Awards. Learners wishing to obtain the FISS/CSCS green operator card will still have to take the CSCS Health and Safety touch screen test. Green Card (Industry Accreditation - Standard) This card is for fencing/construction operatives employed in general site work under the supervision of a lead fence installer.

How is this achieved? The card is gained through Industry Accreditation only, so applicants must be employed in general site work. Learners must complete the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment and pass the CS Operative Health and Safety touch-screen test. For information on booking the health and safety touch-screen test contact CSkills on 0344 994 4488.

How long is this valid for? The card is valid for five years. The card is renewable upon application, providing the requirements are met.

How do I apply? To apply or renew, use the Application for a FISS/CSCS Smart card and include:

  • Copy of the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Letter confirming that the learner has passed the CSCS Operative Health and Safety (touch-screen) test
  • One good quality passport-size photo with a light background fixed in the box in Section A of the form
  • The application fee of £30 (current fee at the time of writing)
Product objectives: 

Learning Outcomes

The learner will

  • Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work
  • Know the importance to safe manual handling in the workplace
  • Know the importance of working safely at height in the workplace
  • Know the risks to health within a construction environment
  • Know the importance of working around plant and equipment safety.

To achieve this Qualification, learners must attain in total a minimum of 4 credits from the mandatory unit:

  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
Product purpose: 

Following Ofqual’s regulatory requirements this qualification is approved for the following purpose:

  • C. Prepare for employment

Sub Purpose:

  • C1. Prepare for employment in a broad occupational area
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English qualification level: 
Level 1
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
Guided Learning Hours: 
Health and Safety and First Aid
Working Safely in a Construction Environment