CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

Introduction

Overview

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. 

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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.

Duration

The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course lasts 1 day.

Aims and objectives

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course, as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Progression

This course is an ideal introduction for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities, and becoming aware of hazards and risks on site.

The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) or a natural progression would be the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course.

Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

End-of-Course Examination Rules

The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 multiple-choice questions covering all aspects of the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course, written and selected by CSkills Awards. It forms the basis of assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of health and safety awareness for a certificate of achievement to be issued.

The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time. Delegates are permitted to use the GE707 Safe Start safety handbook publication for the last ten minutes of the examination period. The examination pass mark is 72%.