NOCN SiteRight Health and Safety Awareness in Construction



Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

5 years

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This 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 one-day 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. 

Aims and Objectives 

To ensure the individual responsibilities are understood: 

  • why they are carrying out their identified roles 
  • what is expected of them 
  • how they contribute to the safety of the workplace.

At the end of the day the delegates will be able to: 

  • understand the need to prevent accidents 
  • have an understanding of health and safety law 
  • identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site 
  • understand the need for risk assessments and method statements 
  • appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure 
  • report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Entry Requirements

Delegates must be competent in English at operative level. The course content is suited to all ability levels.

Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Delegates are also expected to actively participate during the course. 

Exam Details

The examination paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by NOCN. The overall pass mark for the examination is 80% (20 out of 25). Delegates are also required to answer a minimum of 3 questions correctly for each of the 5 aspects of the course. For example, a delegate achieving an overall score of 21 but getting 4 questions from the same area of the course wrong will not pass the exam. 

The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.

Successful delegates will be awarded an NOCN Health and Safety Awareness in Construction Certificate valid for 5 years. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for NOCN to issue certification.