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Building a Strong Foundation: Our Top Construction Training Courses

In the dynamic world of construction, where safety, skill, and efficiency are paramount, construction training courses are essential to build a solid foundation.

Construction is a rapidly progressing industry, so it’s important to keep your knowledge as up-to-date as possible.

Training courses can ensure that individuals are carrying out the correct techniques and following the recommended safety protocols. Whether you’re a long-standing professional in the construction field or just starting your career, there are a range of construction training courses to suit everyone.

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What construction courses should construction professionals take?

3B Training is a trusted training provider in the UK with years of experience in delivering a variety of construction training courses. We have used our knowledge and experiences to select the best foundational courses for this blog.

Let’s discuss all the best construction courses that will help you build a strong foundation for your construction career


CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) Course

The CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) Training Course is one of the top scaffolding courses.

Working with scaffolding requires specialist knowledge. If you work with scaffolding you should highly consider taking a CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) Course.

Taking a COTS course reduces the likelihood of individuals sustaining an injury when working with scaffolding, as it helps individuals to recognise, evaluate and manage risks associated with scaffolding.

The course covers fundamental skills needed to safely assemble, adjust and dismantle basic scaffolding structures. It also covers your duties as a scaffolder and demonstrates the correct techniques that should be used when carrying out the role.

As well as gaining mandatory industry knowledge you’ll also gain a CISRS Scaffolder Labourer card. Holding one of these cards shows your commitment to using the correct scaffolding practices.


CITB Health and Safety Awareness

Construction is one of the industries that benefit the most from well-enforced health and safety practices among workers. You can avoid many accidents and injuries if you become more attentive to possible hazards and learn how to minimise risk.

The CITB Health and Safety Awareness is a popular course within the construction industry as this course is applicable to anyone working within construction and civil engineering.

This course highlights role responsibilities and gives the delegate a strong understanding of health and safety. It is essential to take this course to work towards gaining a CSCS Green Labourer Card.

As well as all the other benefits, the Health and Safety Awareness course is Site Safety Plus accredited.

Did you know, according to the latest HSE statistics for 2022/23,  the construction sector is continuing to account for one of the greatest numbers of workers killed in fatal accidents each year?

Don’t become a statistic. Complete the relevant training and use your knowledge to protect yourself and others on site.

The great thing about this course is that you can also complete it online at your own pace as a Health and Safety eLearning course. This means you can access this course from anywhere at any time!


Working at Heights Training

A professional who works at a height should take the Working at Height course. Working at Heights poses significant risks and has the potential to cause a significant amount of harm so safety is fundamental in this field.

The Working at Height Awareness course covers an abundance of topics such as common hazards and working at height requirements. It even covers complying with the Working at Heights Regulations 2005.

Specialist training is crucial for individuals who are working at heights depending on the task you are carrying out.

What is considered working at heights?

‘Work at height’ means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. Here are some examples of working at a height:

The course teaches essential knowledge and skills such as risk assessments, equipment inspection and emergency procedures. Working at Height Regulations are in place to prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Employers are obliged to ensure employees are adequately trained when taking on their role of working at a height, along with providing essential, fully-functioning equipment.

At the end of the training course participants will gain a certificate, which shows that the participant has gained sufficient knowledge to safely do their role.

We offer also Working at Height eLearning courses which are interactive and easily accessible.

Take a look at our Working at Heights eLearning courses:

There are many benefits of eLearning courses, so it is worth considering this approach if you want to complete the course digitally.


What are the benefits of taking a construction training course?

Each of these training courses are produced by industry experts and have been reviewed to make sure they contain the most relevant and important knowledge to help you fulfil your duties.

Taking any of these courses shows your commitment to health and safety and your profession.

What can you expect to gain from these courses:

  • Become more efficient and competent in your role
  • Understand more about your profession and the correct techniques to use
  • Achieve an accreditation or qualification
  • Can fast-track your career progression

Overall there are many training options for individuals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge, so through building a strong foundation and continuously learning, you can stay ‘ahead of the game’ in this competitive industry.

There will always be new practices, updated regulations and new technology to keep track of so it is imperative to adapt and to never stop the learning journey.

Regardless of the sector you’re in,  accumulate new skills and knowledge so you can make informative decisions and make an impact in the industry.

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