Friday, May 8, 2015

What's involved in a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment?

We run a wide range of courses here at C&D Consultancy, with new ones being added all the time. This month we have a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment being run on the 27th May in Wolverhampton and the 28th May in Liverpool.

If you'd like to attend then get in touch with Stuart at

This qualification is for people who currently work, or want to work in construction. The course details are as follows:

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Green Card to work on a UK construction site.

Why is this qualification important?

Construction is one of the most dangerous workplace activities. Last year, in the UK, 42 of the 133 workplace fatalities occurred in construction.

Qualification content

• The importance, key terms, legal responsibilities and reasons for good health and safety
• Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction
• Manual handling
• Noise
• Vibration
• Hazardous substances
• Alcohol and drugs
• Health and safety signs
• Personal protective equipment
• Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
• Emergencies and first aid
• Reporting accidents and ill health


• 40 multiple choice questions (60 minutes)
• Pass mark 26 out of 40.

How it works

• Centres are provided with learning materials
• Centres deliver the learning (recommended 6-8 hours depending on learners)
• Centres order the examination for a date and time of their choosing
• Examinations are available online or paper-based
• Results of online examinations issued immediately
• Results of paper-based examinations issued within two working days
• Certificates issued within two working day

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