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CITB – Health and Safety Awareness

Duration: 1 day


Safe Start Health, safety and environment handbook GE 707 - Included in price

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 3


This one-day course is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards the construction worker may face on site.

It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others; outlining the employer’s duties; and explaining what should be done if the worker thinks that anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card.

This course is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer Card.

The HSA course provides health and safety awareness and is endorsed by Build UK as standard training for all operatives on site.


To ensure the individual responsibilities are understood:

  • why they are carrying out their identified duties

  • what is expected of them

  • how they contribute to the safety of the workplace


At the end of the day 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

  • appreciate the need to perform safely, and to stop and ask for advice if not sure

  • report unsafe acts to prevent an accident


Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Delegates are also expected to actively participate during the course.

Exam paper:

The examination paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB.

The examination pass mark is 80% (20 out of 25).

There are 3 safety critical questions in each exam paper. All 3 of these questions must be correct to pass the exam.

Course structure:

Module 1

  1. Legal and general responsibilities

  2. Accident and ill health. Prevention and recording 


Module 2

  1.  Health and welfare

  2. First aid and emergency  

  3. PPE  

  4. Asbestos  

  5. Respiratory hazards 

  6. Noise and vibration

  7. Hazardous substances 

  8. Manual handling


Module 3

  1. Safety signs 

  2. Fire prevention and control 

  3. Electrical safety, tools and equipment 

  4. Site transport safety 

  5. Lifting operations and equipment


Module 4

  1. Working at height  

  2. Excavations 

  3. Confined spaces


Module 5

  1. Environmental awareness  

  2. Pollution 

  3. Waste materials 

  4. Nuisance



Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

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