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Health & Safety Training

Health and Safety Awareness

This 1 Day Site Safety Awareness course provides an introduction to health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the duties of employees and employer and explains what to do if risk is not effectively controlled within construction. We cover Yorkshire and the North of England.

Who Should Attend

This Health and Safety Awareness course is to help those who are about to work, or have just begun to work in the Construction industry and require the new Labours Green card – to understand the potential hazards they face on site.

Course Content

The course identifies employee responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, to help them understand why they are carrying out their identified duties while explaining what is expected of them to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace. Delegates will be able to understand the need to prevent accidents, have an understanding of health and safety law, identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site, understand the need for risk assessments and method statements and appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure. Furthermore it will raise awareness of the need to be reporting of unsafe acts to prevent an accident or further re-occurrence of unsafe acts. It is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card as it helps with preparation for the Construction Skills Health & Safety Test. A natural progression from this course would be to attend the Site Supervisors’ Safety


Training Scheme.

Assessment & Award

The method of assessment will be by a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course, as well as being expected to be interactive during the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Construction Site Operatives Safety Certificate.


This is a One Day event – 8.30 am – 5 pm. The Certificate lasts for five years, after which the course would need to be retaken in order to renew the certificate and keep the qualification up-to-date.


Typical fees for open courses are £120 + VAT per person; however this can vary for in-house courses (dependant on location and numbers). As part of the fees each candidate will receive Construction Skills GE707 – Safe Start Handbook, currently retailing at £12.00, and certification at £35.

Companies that are eligible for CITB grant refund can claim a grant of £50 per day back for each successful candidate who completes the course. If you wish to know more about the CITB funding follow the link to CITB-Construction Skills Levy & Grants – how they work booklet or refer to the link on our Useful Resources Page.


We run open 1 Day Site safety Awareness course on regularly basis at our Training Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire or North East. We are happy to travel to your location if suitable facilities are available.

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