Monday, February 23, 2015

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment training event on March 26th

The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment provides learners with an essential foundation in relevant matters of health and safety.

It is suitable for individuals wanting to work in the construction industry and those already employed in the industry seeking to renew their knowledge in this area.

The qualification pre-supposes no former knowledge on the part of those who aim to attain it. Learners will come from diverse educational and employment backgrounds.

The CSCS Green Card This qualification was developed by industry in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). From 1st July 2014, people wishing to apply for a CSCS Green Card need to:

- Pass a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification or

- Hold a valid Site Safety Plus Health & Safety Awareness Course certificate and Pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years of applying for a new card

The content of the course includes:

A1 the importance of health and safety
A2 the reasons for good health and safety
A3 Key terms used in health and safety
A4 Legal responsibilities for health and safety
A5 Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction
A6 Risk assessments and method statements
B1 Slips and trips
B2 Working at height
B3 Moving vehicles and mobile plant
B4 Work equipment
B5 Fire
B6 Electricity
C1 Manual handling
C2 Noise
C3 Vibration
C4 Hazardous substances
C5 Alcohol and drugs
D1 Health and safety signs
D2 Personal protective equipment
D3 Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
D4 Emergencies and first aid
D5 Reporting accidents and ill-health

This course is set to be held on Thursday, 26th March in the West Midlands area. A specific venue will be announced a little closer to the date. If you would like to attend the price is set at £99 +VAT per person. Please get in touch for more details or to book your place.

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