CITB Health and Safety Awareness
*Please note all CITB Health & Safety Awareness courses with the venue “Remote Learning” will be delivered by a tutor over a video call.*
Remote training information
- To attend the course delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam.
- Connection quality is the responsibility of the delegate. If you have any issues connecting to zoom please visit their System Requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux here.
- Please login before the course start time, late arrivals may not be able to attend.
- You will be asked to present your photographic ID over webcam on the course.
- All necessary course materials will be provided in digital format. You will be emailed a downloadable version of the book on the course.
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.
How long is the Health & Safety Awareness course?
One day (If the course is delivered remotely you will also have to attend the exam on the following day)
Who should attend the Health & Safety Awareness?
Delegates 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?
When does my Health & Safety Awareness certificate expire?
Is this course CITB Grant claimable?
You can claim £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.
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 the 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.
You can use the classroom course as a useful revision session to assist you in passing if you attend it before your touch screen test. The course can also be used as a refresher for those who are coming back into the industry.
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 does the CITB Health & Safety Awareness 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?
To 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.
Applying for a Green CSCS Labourer Card
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 to obtain their CSCS Green Labourer 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.
For more information on how to obtain your Green CSCS Card click here.
How do I book my one-day CITB Health and Safety Awareness?
We have various venues that offer this course in a variety of areas. Basildon, Wigan, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Leeds, Durham, Derby, Portsmouth, Watford, Sheffield and more all provide the course.
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 CITB courses such as SMSTS and SSSTS.