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CITB Health and Safety Awareness

Duration: 1 day


Construction Health and Safety Awareness GE 707 - Included in price

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 3


This one-day Health and safety awareness (HSA) 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. It identifies the delegate’s responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, outlines the employer’s duties and explains 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 site card. It is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Laborer Card. 

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


To ensure the individual health and safety responsibilities of the worker are understood.

  • Why they are carrying out their identified duties.

  • What is expected of them while on site.

  • How they contribute to the safety of the workplace.

Learning outcomes:

Delegates taking the HSA course should be able to achieve all of the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course.

Module 1 - Legal and management

  1.  Legal and general responsibilties

  2. Accident reporting and recording

Module 2 - Health and welfare

  1.  Health and welfare

  2. First aid and emergency procedures

  3. Personal protective equipment

  4. Asbestos

  5. Respiratory hazards

  6. Noise and vibration

  7. Hazardous substances

  8. Manual handling

Module 3 - General safety

  1.  Safety signs

  2. Fire prevention and control

  3. Electrical safety, work equipment and hand-held tools

  4. Mobile plant and site vehicles

  5. Lifting operations and equipment

Module 4 - High risk activities

  1.  Working at height

  2. Excavations

  3. Confined spaces

Module 5 - Environment

  1.  Environmental awareness

  2. Pollution

  3. Waste materials

  4. Nuissance


Assessment will be by an end of course examination. The delegate must pass the exam in order to achieve certification for this course. We suggest you share this information with the delegates at the beginning of the day. 

The examination paper forms the basis of the assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of health and safety awareness to allow a certificate of achievement to be issued.

Exam paper:

The question paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions: 20 questions are worth one mark each and 5 questions are worth two marks each. The delegates must obtain 25 marks out of 30 (83%) or more in order to pass the examination. This exam must be taken at the end of the course.

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