This article will explore the Health and Safety Awareness course content and will prepare you for what to expect on the day of your training.
What is the Health and Safety Awareness course?
The Health and Safety Awareness course is one training initiative in the range of courses that make up the CITB Site Safety Plus programme. It is suitable for anyone who currently works or who is considering working in the construction industries.
What is the purpose of the course?
The course aims to improve the understanding of health and safety in the construction industry. It will identify situations and scenarios in construction where safety could be at risk and will also provide the candidate with advice on how to keep themselves and their colleagues safe. The premise of the course is to improve health and safety standards in an often-hazardous industry.
The Health and Safety Awareness course content
The Health and Safety Awareness course takes one day to complete. The course is interactive and requires the participation of the candidate. The day culminates in a multiple choice test that the candidate must successfully complete before being awarded the Health and Safety Awareness certificate.
The course will cover areas such as:
- The responsibilities of workers concerning their own and also others safety.
- Legal requirements and liabilities.
- Hazards and the control of hazards.
- How to work together and achieve better safety standards.
- Manual Handling.
- Working at Height.
- Fire Prevention.
- Occupational Health.
- Work Equipment.
Crucially, you can study the course as the initial training requirement for a green CSCS or FISS CSCS card.
The certification and validity
Upon successful completion of the course the candidate will receive a Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety Awareness certificate. The certificate will usually be distributed a few weeks after the completion of the course.
The certificate is valid for 5 years from the completion date. Therefore, a course refresher will need to be completed before the expiry date of the certification to remain certified.
What will you need?
You will need a valid form of ID and also a good understanding of spoken and written English.
To read more about the course view our Health and Safety Awareness course page.
Alternatively, visit the CITB website.
If you want to enquire about the course give us a call on 0121 476 4731