Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness – Construction
Stay safe on site and protect your work colleagues with our 1-day course.
Overview in brief
It’s vital that all construction workers understand the importance of health and safety on site.
Unsafe working practices can have serious consequences.
Even today, the construction industry still has too many accidents- and deaths- on site.
Common mistakes are made that could easily be prevented.
New technology has transformed working practices but has also brought new hazards.
Failure to comply with legislation is a criminal offence that is punishable by law – ignorance is no defence.
This course will help ensure that you comply with all the latest legislation and stay safe on site.
The finer details
This course combines both training and practical assessment.
You’ll receive a certificate of training once it is completed.
We’ll teach you all about maintaining good health and safety on a construction site.
You’ll learn about how to recognise hazards and how to prevent accidents.
- Law, regulation and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
- Risks, prevention, and control
- Accidents, ill-health and near misses – cause and consequence
- Welfare and first aid
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Manual handling operations
- Provision and use of work equipment
- Working in specific/specialised working environments
- Environmental awareness.
What will be covered?
By the end of his course, you’ll be able to:
- Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work
- Recognise employee and employer responsibilities with regard to the regulation and law which applies to health and safety in the construction workplace
- Identify and operate within safe systems of work
- Know common risks of accidents and near-misses in the construction workplace and the potential consequences thereof. Be able to report accidents and near-misses appropriately
- Identify key first aid and welfare information. Know common first aid roles and responsibilities in the workplace
- Identify the right PPE for the job at hand and know the duties regarding PPE for employers and employees
- Assess and make lifts safely
- Recognise the meaning of key health and safety signage in the workplace and respond accordingly
- Know the basic principles of fire prevention and fire fighting in the workplace
- Know the principal dangers when working with or around electricity
- Know the principal dangers when working with or around work equipment from handheld to mobile plant and vehicles
- Know significant risks and challenges when working at height, in confined spaces, and in excavations
- Understand how pollution is minimised and sustainability is maximised on site.