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This CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues.
This is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain the green CSCS Labourers Card.
If you are looking to start a career in construction, or wondering if the Labourers card is the right one for you, then read our blog 'An Essential Site Skills Guide - Green CSCS Labourer Card'.
The Site Safety Plus suite of courses provides a range of courses for people seeking to develop their skills in the building, civil engineering and allied industries. Designed from operative to senior manager level, they provide the skills you need to progress through the construction industry, from the one day Health and Safety Awareness course to the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS). We also offer refresher courses so that workers are always kept up to date with the latest techniques and industry practice to be safe whilst on the job.
We can now deliver this through interactive Video Learning, for those working remotely that wish to achieve their CITB Health and Safety Awareness qualification. Please contact us on 0115 8970 529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This one-day CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards the construction worker may face on site.
It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others; outlining the employer’s duties; and explaining what should be done if the worker thinks that anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.
The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card.
This course is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer Card.
The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course provides health and safety awareness and is endorsed by Build UK as standard training for all operatives on site.
To ensure the individual responsibilities are understood:
At the end of the day the delegates will be able to:
Delegates must be competent in English at operative level. The course content is suited to all ability levels.
The minimum number of delegates per course is 3. The maximum number of delegates per course is 20. These are stipulated by the awarding body and are not subject to appeal.
Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Delegates are also expected to actively participate during the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course.
The examination paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB.
The examination pass mark is 80% (20 out of 25)
There are 3 safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must get all 3 of these questions correct to pass the exam.
The examination lasts 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.
This is a closed book exam.
Where a delegate has achieved 72-76% (18 or 19 out of 25) in the paper examination or has achieved the 80% pass rate but failed any of the safety critical questions, the delegate may re-sit the multiple-choice examination. This can either be on the same day or by resitting the exam by attending another course within a 90 day period (the delegate is not obliged to re-do the day’s course).
The training provider must make the arrangements with the delegate and ensure that the same examination paper is not used twice).
Subsequent arrangements will be at the delegate’s own expense.
Where the delegate scores less than 68% (17 correct answers out of 25) in the final examination, the delegate must attend the full HSA course again before they are allowed to re-sit the examination.
Successful delegates will be awarded a CITB Health and Safety Awareness Certificate valid for 5 years. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the CITB to issue certification.
If you are applying for the CSCS Card Labourer, you will need to have passed the Operatives Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last two years, you can book this directly with the CITB at a cost of £19.50 https://www.citb.co.uk/cards-testing/booking-test/
On completion of the 1 Day Health & Safety Awareness Course with a valid Operative Health Safety and Environment test you would be able to apply for a CSCS Green Labourers Card. Call 0344 994 4777 and pay £30 using a credit or debit card. Your CSCS card will be posted out to you on the next working day.
CITB Site Safety Plus certificates awarded will be visible on the online card checker once the course paperwork has been processed.
A natural progression from this course would be to attend the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) or a Supervisor Specialist Skills course.
Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.
Safe Start Health, safety and environment handbook GE 707.