CITB Health & Safety Awareness (HSA)

The Acadame Level 1 Construction Health & Safety course in Stoke is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards that a construction worker may face on site. 

Based in Staffordshire, 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 Stoke is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus courses. Our courses range from operative training, Supervisor, Site Manager and Director Health and Safety 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 test, or just as repeat refresher training. 


CITB Health and Safety Awareness (HSA)


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.

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Learning outcomes.


What is covered in this CITB Health and Safety Awareness course

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

3. PPE
Identify the rules for personal protective equipment (PPE), the common forms and their use

4. Asbestos
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

2. Excavations
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

2. Pollution
State your role in preventing pollution

3. Waste materials
Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials

4. Nuisance
Explain your part in reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light


Most frequent questions and answers from the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the industry training board for the UK construction industry. It’s their job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.
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 it is also available via eLearning.
The classroom course is held over 1 day.
Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive an accredited digital CITB certificate. The certificate will be forwarded by CITB at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.
Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.
The minimum entry requirement for the CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us.

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Our home for CITB Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) Stoke Training might be in Stoke-on-Trent, but we have upcoming courses running from at least 12 other national locations and with our managed service, if we can’t accommodate you at any of those, no matter what corner of the country you are in, we will do the hard work for you and scour the market. We will work closely with local and national providers on your behalf; whereby we place you at the same cost as if you were buying direct so that you can really rationalise your supply chain and have a single invoice.

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