Construction and civil engineering are pivotal to modern-day living. Working in these industries can be a life-long career, and we believe, hugely rewarding. So, the best way for people to progress is to start with solid, knowledgeable foundations - understanding the risks and as well the rewards.
And that’s where this CITB Health and Safety Awareness course comes in. The ideal introduction to the industry, it provides a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues, individual and co-worker responsibilities, employer duties, and what they must do if they think someone’s health and safety is at risk.
Ultimately, this training aims to educate delegates to understand
- Why they are carrying out their identified duties
- What is expected of them
- Their contribution to safety of the workplace
Primarily classroom-based exercises and tutorials featuring best practice sharing, group work, and discussions, delegates will cover legislative and practical knowledge and awareness. Working towards understanding the what, when, and why of safety practices and procedures in the industry.
The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. Choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.
Our occupationally and technically-experienced educators will coach and assess delegates throughout this one-day course, finishing the session with a written exam. They must pass the exam with a minimum 83% pass grade to qualify for the certificate, which is valid for five years from the date of completion.
This training is essential to health and safety awareness in our industry. Delegates will review legal requirements, learn safety measures, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures.
The course will take delegates through the fundamentals of:
- General responsibilities
- Accident prevention & reporting
- Health & welfare
- Manual handling
- Work at height
- Fire Prevention and control
- Hazardous substances
- Electrical safety
- Hand-held equipment and tools
- Noise and vibration
- Site Safety transport
- Excavations and confined spaces
At the end of the training, successful delegates will be able to:
- Understand the need to prevent accidents
- Have an appropriate level of 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
- Report unsafe acts to prevent an accident
Who Should Attend?
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 they face at work on site.
This one-day fundamentals course trains delegates to understand the challenges, processes and fundamentals of health and safety in construction and civil engineering on completion and certification.
Citrus Training is one of the UK's largest and most trusted training providers of CITB accredited courses. Our name is synonymous with quality and the customer experience as we work tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
With close to 20-years of practical experience in delivering Site Safety Plus courses, Citrus Training has over 50,000 successfully trained workers in the market to date. We train delegates in our industry-leading facilities nationwide, helping to bring together the optimum mix of solutions, ensuring you apply the hierarchy of risk control most effectively. Our in-house and employed Site Safety Plus trainers deliver premium training standards, consistency, and quality, resulting in unrivalled training practices and processes. And with some courses available virtually, we can keep industry standards high, no matter where they train from.
Clients can take advantage of our fully-managed delivery, offering regional engagement, skills and competency management, CITB levy and grants, skills cards and test management services, ensuring all bases are covered. The result is market-leading training practices and services, serving businesses and customers across the country.
Things You Need to Know
For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending.
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