Health & Safety Awareness (CITB) - Bitesized Live Virtual Classroom (2 x 1/2 day sessions)

  • Who Attends

    The 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 provides a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues identifying individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer's duties are and what should be done if they think anyone's health and safety is being put at risk.

    NEW. This course now qualifies all delegates for the new CSCS Labourers Green Card.

    Pre-Requisites:  The minimum entry equipment is a good understanding of spoken and written English

    Please note: a successful completion of a Health, Safety & Environment Touchscreen test will be required to apply for a CSCS Labourers Green Card.

  • The Aim

    This one-day Health and Safety Awareness course aims to ensure that the delegate understands:

    •  Why they are carrying out their identified duties.
    •  What is expected of them.
    •  To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.

  • Course Content

    The Health and Safety Awareness Site Safety Plus (CITB) training course content includes:

    •  General responsibilities.
    •  Accident prevention & reporting.
    •  Health & welfare.
    •  Manual Handling.
    •  Work at height.
    •  PPE.
    •  Emergency procedures & first aid.
    •  Fire Prevention and control.
    •  Hazardous substances.
    •  Electrical safety.
    •  Hand-held equipment and tools.
    •  Noise & Vibration.
    •  Site Safety Transport.
    •  Excavations and confined spaces.

  • Knowledge

    At the end of the The Health and Safety Awareness Site Safety Plus training course, delegates will be able to:

    •  Understand the need to prevent accidents.
    •  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 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.

  • Methods

    The course requires 7 hours of tuition including an exam.  Delegates are required to complete the full course to be eligible for certification.

    •  Delegates are required to show original photographic identification via video link prior to the commencement of the course, the delegate must be notified of this requirement prior to attendance.
    •  Delegates who do not complete the full tuition time, and pass the end of course examination will not be issued with a certificate.

  • Additional Info

    Duration

    1 Day (Spread across 2 1/2 sessions)

    Additional Information

    •  All courses will be delivered in English in accordance with scheme rules.
    •  Delegates must, therefore, be competent in English at the level required to do their job before their course commences.
    •  Interpreters and translators are not permitted for any part of the course qualification or examination

    Assessments

    The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.

    •  The examination will be carried out using an online examination tool (Classmarker or Microsoft Forms) and will be subject to online video invigilation.
    •  Identification must be checked prior to the examination
    •  During the examination, the trainer may invigilate a maximum of 5 delegates. If a course is run with more than 5 delegates, 2 examination sessions will be conducted
    •  Each delegate must show the invigilator that they are alone in the room and must be visible via the video at all times
    •  The examination pass mark is 80% (20 out of 25).
    •  The paper consists of 25 multiple choice. There are three safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must answer all three of these questions correctly to pass the exam.
    •  The multiple-choice questions are worth 1 point each.

    We suggest you share this information with the delegates prior to attending the course. 

    Examination Re-Sits

    There is an option for an examination to be re-taken if the delegate fails on the first attempt. When this is taken is subject to the discretion of the trainer and Citrus Training.

    •  Where a delegate has achieved between 72%–76% (18 or 19 out of 25) in the examination or has achieved the 80% pass rate but failed the safety critical questions, the delegate may re-sit the examination. This can either be on the same day or by resitting the exam by attending another course within a 90-day period (the delegate is not obliged to re-sit the day’s course)
    •  When a delegate scores 68% or less (17 or less correct answers out of 25) in the examination, the delegate must attend the full HSA course again before they can re-sit the examination.

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