CITB Courses

Health and Safety Awareness Course

The CITB Health & Safety Awareness is a one-day training course for new entrants to the construction sector. The course will give you a basic knowledge of health & safety in the construction industry and teach you your health & safety responsibilities. This course is a minimum legal requirement for construction sites and will open employment opportunities.

  • CITB Site Safety Plus accredited.
  • One step towards gaining the Green Labourer CSCS card.
  • Delivered over one day.
  • Can be completed in the classroom or online.
  • An introduction to construction health & safety
  • Endorsed by Build UK.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Valid for five years.
Health and Safety Awareness Course

CITB Health and Safety Awareness course content

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

Your general responsibilities as a worker to look after yours and other worker’s health & safety. As well as appreciating the need to perform safely,  to stop and ask for advice if you’re not sure, and achieving a better safety standard on-site.

High-risk activities; working at height safely, underground and overhead services, how to practice proper manual handling, confined spaces and excavation.

Legal liabilities and requirements; having the confidence to report and prevent accidents.

Have an understanding of Health and Safety Law; including the Health and Safety Act, and its surrounding regulations, concerning the construction industry – Working at Height Regulations 2005, RIDDOR 2015, COSHH 2002, PPE Regulations 1992, Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Health and welfare on a construction site; the dangers of hazardous substances (including asbestos),  dust and fumes and how to protect yourself and others. As well as vibration, noise and safety with site transport.

An introduction to health and welfare; including following first aid and emergency procedures on-site and the control and prevention of fire. You will also cover safety signs, electrical safety, mobile work equipment and lifting operations and equipment.

Construction environmental awareness and waste control.

Risk assessments; what are they for? The hierarchy of control and hazard identification.

Inspection and selection of work equipment such as; (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment, handheld tools and equipment.

Final examination: To pass the Health & Safety Awareness course, you must be involved in the course discussion throughout and complete an individual and/or group presentations. You must also score over 25 out of 30 on the final multiple-choice assessment.

How long is a Health and Safety Awareness course?

This is a one-day training course; the course usually takes around 7.5 hours to complete. The course’s short duration allows you to spend minimal time away from work and get qualified quickly.

The course is also available as an eLearning course that can be completed in your own time if that suits you better.

Why should I take this course?

If you are looking to gain the CSCS Green Labourer Card to get on a construction site, you should attend this course. The course is highly interactive and is delivered through a range of group work, discussions and presentations, and is available to complete in a range of delivery formats.

If you are new to the construction and civil engineering sector, this course will give you all the foundation health and safety knowledge you will need to work safely on-site. With the knowledge that you gain, you will also be able to prevent accidents through safer working practices.

CITB Health and Safety Awareness course entry requirements

To attend this course, you must be able to read, write and understand English well as stated in CITB’s scheme rules. Without being able to understand written and spoken English, you won’t be able to read safety signs or understand warnings from other workers. Anyone who is deemed unfit will be asked to leave the course.

We also require you to bring Photographic ID and your national insurance number on the first day of the course. We want to know that it is definitely you attending.

To attend the Online Learning course, you must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam and has access to the internet. Without that, you won’t be able to contribute to the course or complete the final exam properly.

Is this course accredited?

The HSA course is part of CITB’s Site Safety Plus (SSP) suite of courses. SSP is recognised nationwide as a provider of quality courses for people who are looking to develop their skills in building, civil engineering and allied industries.

Where can I complete this course?

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 12 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 computer or laptop 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 12 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 12 delegates. 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.

Further development

The certificate for this course is valid for five years. After that, you will need to complete the course again to requalify. Your certificate will arrive within 6-8 weeks.

After completing the CITB Health and Safety Awareness, you will then need to obtain your  Green Labourer CSCS card. To apply for the card, you need to have attended and passed this course as well as passing the CITB Health and Safety and Environment touch screen test. This 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. With the card, you will also 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.

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.

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