construction health and safety training

How construction health and safety training could boost your career this new year

The new year is typically a time of resolutions and new beginnings. With our construction health and safety training 2020 could be your best year in construction yet! At Construction Helpline, we believe that health and safety training is crucial for a safer construction industry and helps ensure your focus on site can be on the job in hand. What’s more, we’ve made it our mission to get you on site faster and obtain that all important CSCS card in super quick time!

Whether you’re a Site Manager or Supervisor looking for a course to help you take the next step in your career, or you’re a labourer needing to get on site with an introductory course, our team of expert construction health and safety trainers can help. Here is how construction health and safety training could boost your career this new year…

Staying safer at work with a construction health and safety course

Creating a safe construction site should be a collective responsibility. While Site Managers and senior site team members should take the lead, it’s important everyone on site understands how to look after themselves and others on site. You will need a basic level of construction training to obtain a CSCS card and be able to work on site.

Thanks to the physical nature of construction work, those working on site should understand the basics of workplace health and safety including risk assessments. Since many on site workers will do an element of manual handling and working at height, it’s important the risks of such work are identified.

All construction workers should understand how to mitigate risks and prevent accidents as best as possible. Look after your wellbeing in the workplace in 2020 with a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a construction environment. This course also acts as a great refresher if you’ve previously done training but need to refresh yourself on the basics.

Career progression

Not only does construction health and safety training allow you to work confidently and safely, it also enables you to get on site and start earning!

 If you’re looking for the next step in your career or a promotion is on the horizon, you should look to take a higher-level safety course. This will ensure you are equipped to look after your own health and safety as well as the wellbeing of colleagues on site. For workers getting a supervisory promotion, the SSSTS course (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) offers an updated course that takes into consideration the additional responsibilities of senior site workers.

Make your job easier

If there’s one thing most of us want, it’s an easy life! Better training can help make your job easier. There’s a reason health and safety processes exist. The most important being keeping you safe on site but training also helps employees to work more productively.  Procedures for manual handling for example are designed with comfort and safety in mind ensuring you use the techniques with the least impact on your physical wellbeing.

Future employability

Construction safety training is highly regarded by employers. Many certificates in health and safety last for five years meaning if you’re considering a job change any recent course completion may be an asset to a potential employer. The courses offered at Construction Helpline are recognised by some of the industry’s leading construction organisations such CITB and BUILDUK. If you’re starting your own business in the industry, it’s worth looking in to the SMSTS course (Site Management Safety Training Scheme). This course is especially good for business owners as it covers employer responsibility.

To find out more about the benefits of a construction health and safety course near you, please contact us or call us on 0207 199 9800.

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