Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1

1/2 day (4 hours) 65

The QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) is ideal for people who work in, or want to work in, a construction environment. It has been specifically designed to provide successful candidates with a route to applying for the Green Labourer CSCS Card.

Supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), this regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been developed to provide a basic awareness of health and safety within construction.

Successful candidates will gain an understanding of the risks of working in a construction environment, principles of risk assessments for improving health and safety at work, the importance of working safely at height and much more.

What’s Covered?

  • Principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work
  • Common causes of work-related fatalities and injuries
  • Method statements and their use
  • Health and safety definitions
  • Hazards and risks in the construction environment
  • Importance of safe manual handling in the workplace and employees’ responsibilities
  • Principles of safer manual handling
  • Importance of working safely at height in the workplace and employees’ responsibilities
  • Hazards and potential risks associated with working at height and controls
  • Risks to health within a construction environment (including asbestos exposure)
  • Types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that may be used when dealing with hazardous materials
  • Hazards and potential risks associated with working around plant and equipment and controls
  • Hazard warning signs and symbols
  • And much more!
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