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Why is the Health, Safety in a Construction Environment course important?

Together with Construction Helpline you can join a Health and Safety Course in order to get the certification and skills that are in demand within the construction industry. This will allow you to gain a higher level CSCS card. This way you will be able to ensure a successful career in this sector.

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The Health and safety course teaches an applicant about the most common hazards of Health and Safety in the construction sites. In this CSCS course, there are various levels. These levels are explained below one by one:

  • Level 1: Level 1 of the health and safety courses outline the effective methods to reduce workplace hazards. It covers introduction, risks, conditions, and procedure of how to operate safely in the workplace.
  • Level 2 course: In this level 2 course, the applicants are provided with the refresher training and the requisite knowledge that is required to deliver a safe working environment within your organization. This test covers introduction to health and safety laws; workplace safety and welfare; risk assessment; manual handling and ergonomics; hazardous substances and working at height and noise, vibration and vehicle safety.

Topics covered in Courses

The topics covered in the courses:

  • Health and Safety Law.
  • Fire Prevention and Control.
  • Risk Assessment and Method Substances.
  • Developing Health and Safety Management System.
  • Working at Height.
  • Manual Handling.
  • First Aid.

Benefits of Courses

The course possesses a range of benefits for every employee on a construction site, providing knowledge on how to handle any emergency situation, as well as how to apply safety measures when working on heights. Other particular benefits include:

  • Gives every individual a good idea and knowledge about preventing any mishaps at the construction site.
  • Presents practical awareness while working at the top spot at extreme heights.
  • Let's you manage over possible occupational dangerous working situations.
  • Trains you to apply for the emergency first aid practice while on the job.
  • Gives a basic understanding of fire prevention and control of harmful and dangerous substances.
  • Teaches you legal knowledge, mainly on health and safety issues.

Types of courses available

There are various types of construction health and safety courses that are given below:

Health & Safety awareness course - Required to get Green Labourer CSCS card - Ideal for Labourers

Provides knowledge & skills in working at height, fire prevention & manual handling.

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Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

Provides knowledge about how to create a safe site for yourself and also others. This is aimed mainly at risk assessment for improved health & safety on work site.

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SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme)

SSSTS is a licensed CITB course for site supervisors and is supported by the UK Contractors Group as the standard training for all supervisors on UKCG sites.The course allows employees to gain experience in managing a site with such topics as site securit y and hazards. It also includes training on executing the required site control measures with inclusion of risk assessments and explains their significance. Lastly it trains managers on how to effectively communicate with their team in a positive manner to engage all employees.

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SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme)

This course is for employees who want to work as a project or site manager. It covers such topics as health & safety, welfare and operating a green construction site. There are modules built around health hazards and associated risks but overall, the managers need to implement awareness related to safety and health on the site.One of the entry criteria is that the person taking the course needs to have a civil engineering qualification. Other than that, they can hold a degree in project management as well. The duration of the course is five days course with a test at the end to gain certification.

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How to Apply

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  • Take advantage of our fully inclusive service to guide you through the process.
  • Take advice from our customer support team to prepare you for the course and test for your peace of mind. Explore our range of CSCS cards below

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