CITB Health And Safety Awareness

Price: £120 +VAT

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.

Meet Your CITB Trainers
Christopher Jones

Health and Safety Consultant

Chris has been part of the Logic team since 2016, progressing from his starting role as an Operations Co-ordinator, to his current role. Chris comes from an Outdoors First Aid and Warehousing background. Chris is responsible for undertaking site visits, training, CDM, and consultancy.


Further career development has seen Chris complete his Level 3 EATs qualification and his NCRQ Health and Safety Qualification. He is currently working towards completing his NVQ Level 6 in Occupational H&S.

Matt Bloomfield

Health and Safety Consultant

Matt has been part of the Logic team since 2008, progressing from his starting role as a technical administrator, to his current role. Matt comes from a multi-disciplined background, and is a strong and dedicated member of the Logic team. Matt is responsible for undertaking the majority of Logic Consult’s asbestos surveys and manages our extensive database.


Further career development has seen Matt complete his NEBOSH General Certificate and do Level 3 EATs qualification making Matt a valuable member of the Logic training team. Matt has just commenced his NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety.

Brian Parish

Managing Director & Consultant

Having started his career as a safety adviser with SSC Ltd where he worked his way up to Senior Safety Manager, Brian has also worked in safety management for DJ Construction (Group Safety Manager), Balfour Beatty (Capital Projects Safety Manager) and BCJV (Project Safety Manager).


He has also worked with AMEC, Tarmac, Laing Construction, CEGB and Delta Engineering). With over 20 years’ experience working with health, safety and environment issues in the construction industry, Brian founded Logic in 2001.


His expertise has led to many significant achievements with the industry including winning the Building Industry’s Integrated Project Safety Award on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions in 2004 and 2005.