Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Classroom
Recognised by:
Ofqual
Overview in brief

This qualification will raise your awareness and help you better understand your health and safety responsibilities on site.

You'll learn about your employer's responsibilities in the construction and fencing industries too.

This qualification will also introduce you to the health and safety requirements in a construction or fencing environment at Level 1.

It's recognised by BuildUK and mapped to the Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Standard.

The finer details

This qualification is internally assessed and then verified externally.

On its successful completion, you'll be able to claim your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) labourer green card.

You can also gain labourer green card status within the Fencing Industry Skills Scheme/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (FISS/CSCS) card scheme.

Our qualification will cover:

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

Worth noting:  This qualification comprises of one mandatory unit - Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. You must attain the mandatory unit to achieve this qualification.

Who should attend?

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of health and safety in a construction or fencing environment, enabling you to work effectively and efficiently in the workplace.

It's also the main route for you to gain a CSCS card for entry onto a construction site.

You can also attain a labourer green card status within the Fencing Industry Skills Scheme/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (FISS/CSCS) card scheme.

What will be covered?

At the end of this qualification, your knowledge and understanding will have been assessed on:

  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Causes and implications of work-related accidents
  • The terminology used in relation to health and safety at work
  • The types of hazard/risk encountered in the workplace
  • Accident reporting procedures
  • Safe manual handling
  • Correct processes for moving and storing materials
  • Working at height
  • Hazardous substances in the workplace
  • The hazards associated with drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • The use and importance of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • The hazards/risks related to the use of plant and equipment
  • Control measures to minimise hazards/risks relating to working around plant and equipment.

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