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What is the CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course?

The classroom 1 Day CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce, to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It is suitable for those who require the CSCS Green Labourer Card to get on a construction site.

The Site Safety Plus 1 day CITB health and safety awareness course provides a practical summary of safety, welfare and environmental issues identifying individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employers duties are and what should be done if they think anyones safety and health is being put at risk. Follow-on from this site safety awareness training includes the SSSTS and SMSTS qualification.

Aims & Objectives of the HSA Course

The aims and objectives of the 1-Day CITB Health and Safety Awareness course are to ensure that individual responsibilities are understood:

  • why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • what is expected of them
  • to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace

To ensure that the end of the CITB health and safety in construction course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the need to prevent accidents
  • have an understanding of the 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
  • feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

HSA Course Content

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

Important Information

  • Photographic I.D. is required for all delegates
  • Written parental consent is required for all delegates under 18 years of age
  • Failure to provide this on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.

CITB Site Safety Plus Publication / Workbooks

All CITB Site Safety Plus courses advertised on our website include access to Construction Site Skills publications. Dependent on the accredited CITB training provider, delegates are given the option of taking away training materials in the following formats

  • hard copy workbooks
  • CD
  • access to a materials online
Confirmation will be provided via the joining instructions issued following receipt of full payment. Please check at the time of booking as to whether or not current hard copy publications are included in the cost.

CITB Levy Payers

To allow for the automated process of claiming back the training grant, please ensure that delegates attending site safety awareness courses, take the Levy Number & enter it on the relevant section of the course paperwork. Retrospective claims may not be accepted.

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.

What are the 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.

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Health and Safety Awareness Course Online (Instructor-Led)

The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course online 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. Scheme rules have been implemented by the CITB as a result of extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of training to the construction industry.

Online Training Using Video Technology

It is permitted to deliver the Health & Safety Awareness virtual course online via video technology solution. The remote online training follows the same curriculum as the in-person CITB Health and Safety Awareness course and deliver the same standard of training meeting all scheme rules.

Health & Safety Awareness Remote Course Requirements

  • 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.

How Is the Online 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.

What is the Purpose of the HSA Qualification?

The qualification is used as one of the steps towards gaining the CSCS Green Labourer Card. This particular version of the course is studied online in virtual learning format with a live tutor and can be completed before or after the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.

You can use this online version of the 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.