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Site Safety Plus and CSCS Exam

Introduction

The one-day health and Safety awareness course is for people who are working, or are considering a career in construction industry. The H&S course gives an ‘awareness’ of construction and civil engineering health and safety and how it affects the day to day working of construction site. It can be used as a prerequisite for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Health, safety and environment touch screen test or just as repeat refresher training. This course is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus courses that range from operative training, up to Supervisor, Site Manager and Director Health and Safety courses.

What will I learn?

Understand the need to prevent accidents and incidents. Have an understanding of health and safety law, Identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site, Understand the need for method statements and risk assessments. Be aware of 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. Their responsibilities for their own safety and the safety of others. Typical construction hazards and how these are controlled. How everyone can help achieve better practical standards of safety on site.

Example modules
Legal requirements and liabilities
Working at height
Manual Handling
Fire prevention
Work equipment
Occupational Health

How will I be assessed?

Site Safety Plus or CSCS Labourers Test.
This is a highly interactive course delivered by means of case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. Delegates will be continuously assessed and will have to successfully com

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a good understanding of written and spoken English. Candidates should be working or planning to work within the construction industry.

Additional information

If you work as a labourer, you can take the Construction Skills route when applying for the new Green Card. You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved at least a Level 1 Site Safety Plus Health and Safety Awareness Course. You must also pass the CITB operatives online test within two years’ prior of applying for a new card.

Progression

Succesful candidates will be able to purchase the CSCS Labourers Green Card from CITB.

Career opportunities

Government legislation now requires that labourers working on designated construction sites must have a relevant CSCS card

Costs & funding

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Course Specification

Qualification type: Level 2
Hours per week: Various
Mode of study: Part-Time Courses
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Course code: PXXXXSSPC
Duration (weeks): 8 hours for 1 day

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Fees are subject to change without notice.

If you require more information please call admissions on 01296 588595.

Construction gave me the opportunity to do different units on different trades whilst gaining knowledge of being flexible to work in different job roles. I now have a basic understanding of the trades.

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