Note: Due to the current Coronavisus COVID-19 pandemic, there are no conventional course dates programmmed during the immediate future. However, remote delivery of the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is now possible under CITB’s “Appendix Q – Emergency Training Provision Scheme Rules”, Click to here to link to the Online Delivery HSA Course page.
The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is an important foundation course within the Site Safety Plus group of courses. This course is a one day course.
This course is primarily targeted at those who have recently entered or are planning to enter the construction industry and are looking to take an initial step towards holding a CSCS labourer’s card (the Green card).
This is a popular course and dates are available on open courses at venues throughout the United Kingdom.
There are two requirements for those wishing to apply for a green card. Delegates who have successfully completed the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course will also need to have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment touch screen test within the last two years before applying for the green card.
Some courses include the touchscreen test as part of the overall package but where this is not included the touchscreen test can be taken at locations throughout the UK including the Pearson VUE's UK test centres (these are the same locations where the theory driving test is taken).
The CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course is an essential to help labourers to identify hazards on construction and civil engineering sites and to protect not only their own health and safety but also the health and safety of others working with or alongside them. The Course also includes:
- An overview of the legal regulations that affect the industry.
- How everyone on a construction site has a role in improving site safety.
- An appreciation of range of hazards, risks and control measures within the construction industry including those relating to manual handling, fire, use of tools, electrical work, noise, excavations, vehicles and plant, and other common hazards.