To provide level 1 QCF equivalent course for Health & Safety in a Construction Environment. From October 2014 anyone wishing to apply for a CSCS Labourers Green Card must first attend a Level 1 Health & Safety in a construction environment course.
On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:
- Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
- Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health, safety & the environment
- Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required
- Understand the common hazards associated with work
MODULE 1 – Organising for safety
Will give delegates an understanding of: – the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control.
MODULE 2 – The workplace
This module examines what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, hidden services and specific hazards, working at height, asbestos and confined spaces and permit-to-work.
MODULE 3 – Tools, plant and machinery
The session will give delegates an understanding of the risks presented by both powered and non-powered work equipment and the risks associated with the various forms of energy created. In addition, the risks faced with the use of workplace transport.
MODULE 4 – Health
The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition, candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken.
MODULE 5 – Procedures
Candidates will be shown the need and benefits of procedures, including: the importance of local emergency procedures and first aid arrangements.
MODULE 6 – The environment
The module covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems.
On completion of the course
The training provider will give a delegate a certificate of completion within 10 working days of completion of the course. The delegate must then contact the CSCS national helpline to book their online CSCS test – 0344 99 44 777 (at a further cost to the individual). The SPA certificate will be required as evidence that the delegate has successfully completed the training course
Please note that a SPA ‘Passport’ will be issued to each delegate which is valid for 5 years, but it is the paper certificate that is required to apply for the CSCS online test