Anyone applying for a CSCS Green Card will be required to complete the new BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. The qualification replaces the old accreditation route which has been widely abused.
There is just one mandatory unit: ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ – to be delivered over 40 learning hours. The aim of this unit is to ensure building labourers have a basic understanding of health and safety working practices, relevant legal regulations and the responsibilities of staff and site operatives on construction sites.
Who needs this qualification?
Anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Green Card to work on a UK construction site.
Why is this qualification important?
The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment provides learners with an essential foundation in relevant matters of health and safety. It is suitable for individuals wanting to work in the construction industry and those already employed in the industry seeking to renew their knowledge in this area.
The qualification pre-supposes no former knowledge on the part of those who aim to attain it.
Relationship with the Qualifications and Credit Framework
The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is accredited by the UK qualifications regulators in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
The level of a qualification indicates its relative difficulty. Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment will earn a candidate four credits.
The importance, key terms, legal responsibilities and reasons for good health and safety
Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction
Risk assessments and method statements
Slips and trips
Working at height
Moving vehicles and mobile plan
Alcohol and drugs
Health and safety signs
Personal protective equipment
Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
Emergencies and first aid
Reporting accidents and ill health
The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+ who require development of their knowledge and understanding of health and safety in a construction environment. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to work safely and efficiently in their workplace. The qualification is also for individuals who wish to gain the CSCS Green Card, or for current Construction Site Operative cardholders seeking renewal.
Next Date – 16/12/2018
Fee – from £119
Timings – 9 – 6pm
Duration – 1 day
Minimum Age – 18