The Acadame Level 1 equivalent Construction Health & Safety course in Stoke, Staffordshire is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards that a construction worker may face on site.
Based in Derby, Derbyshire, our HSA course provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare, and environmental issues. It also identifies the delegate’s responsibilities for looking after themselves and others. Furthermore, our Staffordshire Health & Safety Awareness courses outline the employer’s duties regarding what should be done if the worker thinks that anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.
Our HSA course in Derby is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus courses.
Successful completion of CITB Site Safety Plus (Health and Safety Awareness Level 1) course can be used as a prerequisite for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB): Operative, health, safety and environment touch screen (HSE) test, or just as repeat refresher training.
CITB pay grants for the achievement of approved short courses, which last from 3 hours to 29 days and are focused on the core construction skills needed across the industry.
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The CITB Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) Green Labourer Card CSCS course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site.
Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Learners are also expected to actively participate during the course. The examination paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB. The examination pass mark is 80% (20 out of 25). There are 3 safety critical questions in each exam paper. All 3 of these questions must be correct to pass the exam.
This classroom or virtually delivered course is held over 1 day. The online course is around 4 hours of study.
1. Legal and general responsibilities
State the general responsibilities for health and safety at work
2. Accident and ill health. Prevention and recording
State the importance of providing a safe place to work and individual responsibilities
1. Health and welfare
State the common causes of work-related ill health. Be able to identify risks and mitigate those risks
2. First aid and emergency
State the first aid and emergency procedures and know their role within them
Identify the rules for personal protective equipment (PPE), the common forms and their use
List the risks of asbestos in the workplace, how to work with it and its management
5. Respiratory hazards
State the risks and how to mitigate workplace respiratory hazards
6. Noise and vibration
State the health risk of excessive noise and vibration and how to mitigate those risks
7. Hazardous substances
Identify the hazardous substances within the workplace and their role to ensure risks are mitigated
8. Manual handling
Identify the risks of manual handling, how to recognise activities that pose a risk and how to manage that risk
1. Safety signs
Identify the safety signs and signals on site
2. Fire prevention and control
Identify the importance of providing a safe place to work and individual responsibilities
3. Electrical safety, tools and equipment
Be provided with an introduction to electricity and equipment. Understand electrical hazards within a safe method of working
4. Site transport safety
State how to work safely around site and the risks from plant and moving machinery
5. Lifting operations and equipment
State the importance of planning lifting operations and the care of equipment
1. Working at height
Identify the risks of working at height, how to plan and employ a safe system of work and the use of access equipment
State the risks with excavations, types of excavations and how to follow a safe system of work
3. Confined spaces
State what a confined space is and how to work safely within a safe system of work
1. Environmental awareness
State your role in environmental awareness on site
State your role in preventing pollution
3. Waste materials
Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials
Explain your part in reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light
We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. We can deliver the course in your workplace, you can visit one of our training centres, you can complete the course via an online virtual live class or you can do it online via eLearning.
The course is held over 1 day.
Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to re-take the course before the expiry date.
The minimum entry requirement for the Health & Safety Awareness is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us.
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