CITB Health and Safety Awareness Online

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 and Safety Awareness online courses can be 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 CITB Health and Safety Awareness 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 online courses can be attended from anywhere.


Virtual Online CITB H&SA

  • To attend the 1-Day H&SA online 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.
  • 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 I.D. 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

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

Who Should Attend?

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 Training Accredited?

Yes, this Health and Safety Awareness training is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board.

When Will the Certificate Expire?

The H&SA certificate will expire after 5 years

Is a CITB Levy or Grant Available?

Yes, 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.

Course Entry Requirements

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

What is the Purpose of the Qualification?

The qualification is used as one of the steps towards gaining the Green Labourer card. This particular version of the course is studied in virtual format (online) and can be completed before or after the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.

You can use this virtual 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, you 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 are covered during the training 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.