The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course 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.
It is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus courses such as SSSTS and SMSTS.
Who Should Attend?
The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is aimed at 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.
The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course aims to ensure that individuals understand their responsibilities regarding:
- Why they are carrying out their identified duties
- What is expected of them
- Ensuring that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
At the end of the CITB Health and Safety Awareness 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.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will be awarded the CITB Health and Safety Awareness certificate, valid for five years.
What You Need
An understanding of spoken and written English.