British Safety Council Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment


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British Safety Council Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment


The level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment is a completely different approach to safety and health training. It’s high-impact programme designed to be fun and get people fully involved. The first-class, jargon-free content is based on what people need to know in practice, and not off-putting legal language.

Who is it for?

Anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Green Card to work on a UK construction site

Why is this training important?

Construction is one of the most dangerous workplace activities. Last year, in the UK, 42 of the 133 workplace fatalities occurred in construction.

Topics covered

  • The importance, key terms, legal responsibilities and reasons for good health and safety 
  • Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction
  • Slips and trips
  • Working at height
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Moving vehicles and mobile plant
  • Work equipment
  • Fire, Electricity
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Hazardous substances
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Health and safety signs
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
  • Emergencies and first aid
  • Reporting accidents and ill health.

Course duration

1 day programme


Multiple choice examination


Accredited by Ofqual (601/2884/7)

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Did You Know?

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