CITB Health and Safety Awareness
CITB One day Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) is a popular route for anyone looking to take their first step towards obtaining a CSCS Labourers (Green) Card. This one day course can be for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry. The course gives delegates an awareness of health and safety and how it affects their daily role.
CITB Health and Safety Awareness one day course is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus suite of courses that range from training for operatives into the industry up to senior manager / director.
- Their individual responsibilities for their own safety and the safety of others.
- Typical construction hazards and how these are controlled.
- How everyone can help achieve better practical standards of safety on site.
- COSHH & asbestos.
- Work in at height.
- Manual Handling.
- Site transport safety.
- Excavations & confine spaces.
- Fire prevention.
- Work equipment.
- PPE & safety signs.
- Occupational Health.
- CITB Site Safety Plus Certificate.
|08.30||1. Course registration and coffee|
|08.45||2. Introductions and objectives||• Aims and objectives of the course; history of Site Safety Plus; introduce GE 707; purpose and CITB-ConstructionSkills; health, safety and environment test (touch screen test).|
|09.00||3. General responsibilities||• Health and safety law; communication and consultation; policy; organisation and arrangements; induction and training; risk assessments; method statements: toolbox talks and permits; site tidiness; permits; HSE’s powers.|
|4. Accident reporting and recording||• Nature of accidents; causes; prevention; costs; accident reporting; witness; illness; near-miss concept.|
|10.30||5. Tea/coffee break|
|10.45||6. Health and welfare||• Overview of skin conditions; diseases; Weil’s disease; drugs and alcohol problems; random testing: welfare facilities; personal responsibilities.|
|7. Dust and fumes (Respiratory risks)||• Overview of breathing diseases; hazards, prevention, controls and RPE.|
|11.15||8. Manual handling||• Employer and employee duties; task, load, working environment, individual capability.|
|11.45||9. Working at height||• Hierarchy of control; avoid, assess, existing place, temporary place, prevent and arrest falls, roofs, near water, ladders, tower scaffolds, hop-ups.|
|10. Personal protective equipment||• PPE duties: head, feet, body, ears, eyes, hands and arms, fall-arrest and life jackets.|
|12.30||11. Lunch break|
|13.15||12. First aid and emergency procedures||• Evacuation: emergency routes, first aid and other assistance, discovering a casualty, summoning help.|
|13. Fire prevention and control||• Elements, hot work permits, controls, alarms, firefighting, fire extinguishers, escape routes.|
|13.45||14. Hazardous substances||• What they are and how you can be harmed; legal duties; other substances including asbestos, lead, HFLs, LPG, disposal.|
|14.15||15. Electrical safety and hand-held tools and equipment||• Electrical supplies; battery-powered tools; extension cables; portable appliance testing (PAT); overhead and underground; petrol-driven power tools; grinders; cartridges; air operated and hand-held tools.|
|14.45||16. Tea/coffee break|
|15.00||17. Noise and vibration||• Noise – causes, solution, levels, duties, control measures.• Vibration – symptoms, implications, solutions.|
|15.30||18. Site transport safety||• Mobile plant; accident causes; traffic and people segregation.|
|19. Excavations||• Excavations; falling material; gases and fumes; buried services; contaminated ground.|
|20. Confined spaces||• Confined spaces: lack of oxygen; gases; working safely in a confined space; rescue.|
|16.00||21. Examination||• Multiple-choice question paper.|
|16.30||22. Safety signs and signals||• Sign and signal recognition. Do you know your signs and signals? (optional).|
|16.45||23. Course review||• Revisit course aims and objectives; course review sheets to be completed.|
Fees: £199 includes (publications, registration and certification)
Duration: 1 day
- March 11th, 18th, 23rd
- April 1st, 4th, 11th, 25th, 29th
Time: 8:45 am until 5:30 pm
Study mode: class based and in-house
Location: Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ (2 min walk from Waterloo train Station)