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Health & Safety Awareness

This course can be taken as part of the qualification for a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) together with the Health Safety and Environment test.

This one day course is for those that are new to the Construction and Civil Engineering industry, the course is designed to give delegates an awareness of Health and Safety and how this will affect their role, it can be used as preparation training for the CITB Health Safety and Environment test or as refresher training.

Cost £119.00.

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Who should attend?

Delegates with little or no health and safety experience who are relatively new to the industry or labourers who want to attain the Green card.

Aims and objectives

The aims and of objectives this course is to give delegates who want to achieve the green card a greater understanding of potential hazards in the workplace and an overview of the health and safety at work act 1974 as well as learning their own responsibilities and that of others and understanding the need  to identify and prevent accidents, the importance of good communication and not to turn a blind eye understand the reason why we have risk assessments and method statements and the importance of reporting unsafe acts and near misses.

Course Material

This course will cover:

  • A basis overview of Health and safety law.
  • Communication and consultation including the importance of good tool box talks and how they can make an impact if done correctly.
  • Their own general responsibilities
  • Explain the importane of method statements and risk assessments
  • Explain the role of HSE inspectors
  • The nature of accidents, reporting, prevention and costs related including near misses.
  • Health safety and welfare including weils disease and the importance of good hygiene, the problems with drugs and alcohol in the workplace and welfare facilities.
  • Health issues such as respiratory risks caused by dust or aiborne materials and the control measures required such as RPE.
  • Manual handling explanation of TILE the task individual and load and environment
  • Working at height and the Hierachy of controls and the definition of working at height and the difference between control measures.
  • Personal protective equipment its suitability and uses.
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Hazardous substances including COSHH and the effects of Asbestos and lead.
  • Electrical Safety including safe use of portable tools  PAT testing overhead power lines.
  • Noise and vibration including control measures  to mitigate the problems
  • An overview of working in excavations and confined spaces.
  • Safety signs and their meanings
  • Finishing with an end of course examination.

This is a 1 day course.


A certificate will be issued within 2 weeks of passing the course however this does not stop delegates for applying for the green card.

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