Emergency CITB Health and Safety Awareness Provision


These Scheme Rules have been implemented by CITB as a result of extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of training to the construction industry. This measure is designed to maintain a level of training in the industry for existing Site Workers, ensuring a continued understanding of legislative changes and their impact on the workplace. The CITB Health & Safety Awareness courses can be temporarily delivered remotely by a tutor over a video call.

Using Video Technology

It is permitted to deliver the CITB 1-Day Health & Safety Awareness courses remotely via video technology solution. The training will follow the same curriculum as the classroom course and deliver the same standard of training meeting all Scheme Rules.



Each virtual trainer course listed on our website includes a location including town/city, county and postcode, however it is important to note that all virtual courses can be attended from anywhere and therefore please ignore the location information. Location data is currently a system requirement to publish virtual courses on our website. If these courses continue beyond the current COVID-19 lockdown our systems will be developed further.


Virtual/Remote Training Information

  • To attend the course delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam.
  • Connection quality is the responsibility of the delegate. If you have any issues connecting to zoom please visit their System Requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux here. Some providers may use Webex or Pow Wow.
  • You will be required to login before the course start time, late arrivals may not be able to attend.
  • You will be asked to present your photographic ID over webcam on the course.
  • The training provider will contact you to arrange your exam time which is delivered the day after the course.
  • All necessary course materials will be provided in digital format. You will be emailed a downloadable version of the book on the course.

The CITB Health & Safety Awareness course provides a basic introduction to understanding potential construction site hazards and how everyone can contribute to keeping the workplace safe.

Course Duration

One day (If the course is delivered remotely you will also have to attend the exam on the following day)

Who should attend the Health & Safety Awareness?

Delegates who require the CSCS Green Labourer Card to get on a construction site. It is ideal for those who work in construction or are looking to start a career in construction

Is the Course Accredited?

  • CITB accredited

When Will the Certificate Expire?

  • Five years

Can the CITB Grant Be Claimed?

You can claim £30 from the training provider as long as you provide your CITB Levy number either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must be able to read, write and understand English well to attend the course. Photographic ID and national insurance number must be provided on the first day of the course.

What is the purpose of the Training & Qualification?

The one-day CITB Health & Safety Awareness is used as one of the steps towards gaining the Green Labourer card. It is a virtual classroom course and can be completed before or after the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.

You can use the virtual classroom course as a useful revision session to assist you in passing if you attend it before your touch screen test. The course can also be used as a refresher for those who are coming back into the industry.

Course Objectives

By the end of the CITB H&S Awareness course, the delegate will:

  • Understand the need to prevent accidents
  • Have an understanding of Health and Safety Law – including the Health and Safety Act, and its surrounding regulations, concerning the construction industry
  • Identify how their role fits into the control and management of the construction 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
  • Feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

What’s Covered During the Training?

The units that the training course will cover are:

  • Everyday Responsibilities
  • Reporting and Preventing Accidents
  • An Introduction to Health and Welfare
  • Working At Height
  • Manual Handling
  • (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid and Emergency Procedures
  • Control and Prevention of Fire
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Handheld Tools and Equipment
  • Safety with Site Transport
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Confined Spaces and Excavation
  • Environmental Awareness

How Is the Course Passed?

To complete the H&S Awareness course, delegates must be involved in the virtual/remote discussion and complete individual and/or group presentations. Each delegate must also be interactive throughout the course and above all score over 20 out of 25 on the final multiple-choice assessment.

Applying for a Green CSCS Labourer Card

Upon completion of the course, the delegate would then apply for the CITB Health and Safety and Environment touch screen test. They will do this to obtain their CSCS Green Labourer Card. The green labourer card is used as proof that the person has passed the relevant training. The card shows that they should be able to demonstrate health and safety competence.