CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

CITB Accredited Courses


This CITB course provides a basic introduction to understanding potential construction site hazards and how everyone can contribute to keeping the workplace safe.

How long is the Health & Safety Awareness course?
One day

Who should attend the Health & Safety Awareness?
The one day course is for those who require the CSCS Green Labourer Card to get on a construction site. It is ideal for those who work in construction or are looking to start a career in construction

Is the Health & Safety Awareness course accredited?
CITB accredited

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When does my Health & Safety Awareness certificate expire?
Five years

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?
You can claim up to £30 as long as you provide us with your CITB Levy number either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.

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 the first day of the course.

What is the purpose of the Health & Safety Awareness?

The one-day CITB Health & Safety Awareness is used as one of the steps towards gaining your Green Labourer card. The Health & Safety Awareness is a classroom course and can be completed before or after the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.

If you choose to attend the course before your test, it can be used as a useful revision session to assist you in passing. The course can also be used as a refresher for those who are coming back into the industry.

Course Objectives

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

  • CITBUnderstand the need to prevent accidents
  • Have an understanding of Health and Safety Law – including the Health and Safety Act, and its surrounding regulations, in relation to 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 does the one day course cover?

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

  • Everyday Responsibilities
  • Reporting and Preventing Accidents
  • An Introduction to Health and Welfare
  • Working At Height
  • Manual Handling
  • (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid and Emergency Procedures
  • Control and Prevention of Fire
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Handheld Tools and Equipment
  • Safety with Site Transport
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Confined Spaces and Excavation
  • Environmental Awareness

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

CITB Health & Safety AwarenessTo complete the H&S Awareness course, delegates must be involved in the classroom-based discussion and complete individual and/or group presentations. Each delegate must also be interactive throughout the course and above all score over 20 out of 25 on the final multiple-choice assessment.

Further Development

Upon completion of the course, the delegate would then apply for the CITB Health and Safety and Environment touch screen test. They will do this in order to obtain their CSCS green labourers card. The card is used as proof that the person has passed the relevant training. The card shows that they should be able to demonstrate Health and Safety competence.

How do I book my one-day CITB Health and Safety Awareness?

Online Booking

To book a place on the Health & Safety Awareness course you can either book and pay directly online here. Or you can talk to one of our Training Advisors to book and pay over the phone here.

We have various venues that offer this course in a variety of areas.  BasildonWigan, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Leeds, Durham, Derby,  Portsmouth, Watford, Sheffield and more, all provide the course.

Applying for a Green Labourer Card

For further information on the steps, you need to take to obtain your Green CSCS Card click here.

Further Training

This course is the first step in the  CITB Site Safety Plus collection of courses. Attendees range from training for operatives into the industry up to senior managers/directors. We provide a range of courses such as SMSTS and SSSTS.

We also provide First Aid, NEBOSH and IOSH training. If you would like to find out about our other courses visit our course information page here.

Next Available Courses

Location: Wigan

Date: 15 Nov 2019

£132.00 + VAT

Location: Manchester

Date: 16 Nov 2019

£132.00 + VAT

Location: Basildon

Date: 20 Nov 2019

£133.00 + VAT

Location: Portsmouth

Date: 20 Nov 2019

£133.00 + VAT

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