CITB Courses

CITB Health and Safety Awareness

The CITB Health & Safety Awareness is a one-day training course for new entrants to the construction sector. The course is used as one of the steps towards gaining the Green Labourer CSCS card. The course is accredited by CITB Site Safety Plus and can be completed before or after the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.

How long is the Health & Safety Awareness course?
This is a one-day CITB course; it is usually around 7.5 hours.

Who should attend the Health & Safety Awareness?
Delegates who require the CSCS Green Labourer Card to get on a construction site should attend this course.

Is the Health & Safety Awareness course accredited?
Yes, this course is CITB accredited, part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses.

When does my Health & Safety Awareness certificate expire?
The certificate for this course is valid for five years, after that the delegate would need to complete the course again.

CITB Health & Safety Awareness

Delivery Options

This course can be delivered via both classroom-based or Online / Remote Learning.

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based CITB Health and Safety Awareness courses (also known as CITB HSA) are available in our training venues nationwide. The course is delivered in a traditional classroom environment with a trainer and up to 20 delegates.

We have multiple public dates plotted throughout the year, which means delegates can book for themselves or companies can book on behalf of their employees. Public classroom courses can be booked over the phone or online, all of our upcoming CITB Health & Safety Awareness course dates can be found here.

Remote Learning

Remote Health & Safety Awareness courses are delivered online via a virtual classroom using Zoom. This eliminates the need to travel to attend the course as the delegate can complete the course from home or the office, saving time and money. Delegates join the course using the link provided. However, they will need a device with a screen, camera, microphone and access to the internet to attend a remote CITB training course. This delivery format was new for 2020 and has proved extremely popular. The course is delivered by a live trainer who covers the same content as they would in a classroom environment, there will be up to 10 delegates who can see each other and interact via video or webchat. Delegates are provided with a downloadable digital copy of the coursebook, and the final exam is completed online.

Like the classroom format, we have multiple public remote leaning dates where it’s possible to book one or multiple spaces, the remote Health and Safety Awareness course is available to book online or over the phone.

In-house Courses

We can also arrange for the CITB Health and Safety Awareness to be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your delegates, we can deliver an in house course via remote learning, at one of our venues or a venue of your choosing. In-house training is a popular option for larger clients as it can be delivered on-site, and delegates can interact and discuss company-specific examples during the training. There must be a minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 20 delegates for a classroom course or 10 delegates for a remote learning course. These courses are priced on a case by case basis depending on the location, delivery method and the number of delegates, complete the in house training enquiry form on this page, and one of the team will be in touch to provide a quote.

eLearning Courses

3B Training is a CITB approved eCourse Reseller. To book the eLearning version of the Health and Safety Awareness, click here.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must be able to read, write and understand English well to attend the course. Photographic ID and the delegates national insurance number must be provided on or before the first day of the course.
To attend the Remote Learning course, delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam and has access to the internet.

Course Content

What does the CITB Health & Safety Awareness course cover?

The CITB Health & Safety Awareness course provides a basic introduction to understanding potential construction site hazards and how everyone can contribute to keeping the workplace safe. The course is highly interactive and is delivered through a range of group work, discussions and presentations.

The units that the Health and Safety Awareness training course will cover are:

    • Your responsibilities as a worker to look after yours and other worker’s safety.
    • An introduction to health and welfare
    • Construction hazards and how to control them. Including; electrical safety, hazardous substances, vibration and noise and safety with site transport.
    • Achieving a better safety standard on-site and how everyone can practice it.
    • Legal liabilities and requirements such as; reporting and preventing accidents.
    • Working at height safely.
    • How to practice proper manual handling.
    • Work equipment such as; (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment, handheld tools and equipment
    • Following first aid and emergency procedures on-site.
    • The control and prevention of fire
    • Confined spaces and excavation
    • Construction site environmental awareness
    • Occupational health.

Course Objectives

By the end of the CITB H&S Awareness course, the delegate will:

    • Understand the need to prevent accidents
    • Have an understanding of Health and Safety Law – including the Health and Safety Act, and its surrounding regulations, concerning the construction industry
    • Identify how their role fits into the control and management of the construction 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
    • Feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

What is Required to Pass the CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course?

To complete the H&S Awareness course, delegates must be involved in the discussion and complete individual and/or group presentations. Each delegate must also be interactive throughout the course and above all score over 25 out of 30 on the final multiple-choice assessment.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £30 for each delegate who completes this course. For the grant to be claimed the company name and CITB levy number must be included on the delegates information form which is completed before or on the first day of the course.

Further Development

After completing the CITB Health and Safety Awareness and gaining your Green Labourer CSCS card, you will then be able to access construction sites. You can then start to look at gaining your skills in a certain trade, completing a Trades NVQ alongside this would generally be the next step. You may also want to look at a site supervision role by completing the SSSTS.

If you are looking to add more qualifications to your CV to make yourself more employable, most sites look for the below as a minimum requirement.

Applying for a Green CSCS Labourer Card

To apply for a CSCS Green Labourer Card delegates need to have attended and passed this course as well as passing the CITB Health and Safety and Environment touch screen test. These can be done in either order, but we recommend doing the training course first as this will act as revision for the touch screen test.

The CSCS green labourer card is used as proof that the person has passed the relevant training and shows that they should be able to demonstrate health and safety competence.

For more information on how to obtain your Green CSCS Card click here.



Next Available Courses

  • Durham - 30 Oct 2020

    £132.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 02 Nov 2020

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  • Portsmouth - 02 Nov 2020

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  • Derby - 03 Nov 2020

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  • Manchester - 03 Nov 2020

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  • Leeds - 03 Nov 2020

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  • Doncaster - 06 Nov 2020

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  • Liverpool - 06 Nov 2020

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  • Hull - 10 Nov 2020

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  • Durham - 10 Nov 2020

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  • Wigan - 16 Nov 2020

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  • Derby - 17 Nov 2020

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  • Doncaster - 17 Nov 2020

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  • Portsmouth - 18 Nov 2020

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  • Liverpool - 20 Nov 2020

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  • Online Remote Learning - 24 Nov 2020

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  • Wigan - 25 Nov 2020

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  • Durham - 26 Nov 2020

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  • Online Remote Learning - 28 Nov 2020

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  • Online Remote Learning - 30 Nov 2020

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