Detailed information can be found in the Qualification Specification including the qualification structure and codes, entry requirements, qualification delivery, certification and requalification, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria and assessment information.
Health And Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1 Award (RQF)
Who is this for?
This qualification is the ideal introduction to understanding the principles of health and safety in a construction environment. This qualification is typically undertaken by those with no previous qualifications or experience of health and safety, however can be taken as a refresher also. The qualification supports an individuals application for a CSCS card.
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for anyone who currently works in construction or wants to work in construction, as well as for those already in the industry looking to refresh their knowledge. It is ideal for anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Labourer Card (Green Card), necessary for work on a UK construction site.
The qualification assumes no prior knowledge and considers the fact that learners come from diverse education and employment backgrounds. The training is exceptionally easy to understand and administer.
Having a valid CSCS card and passing the CITB test are both mandatory requirements of working in the construction industry because they grant employees access to UK construction sites as non-skilled workers.
The Labourer Card qualification was developed in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work.
- State the purpose of risk assessments and method statements
- State the legal requirements of risk assessments and method statements.
State common causes of work-related:
- State the implications of not preventing accidents and ill health at work
State the meaning of the following in relation to health and safety at work:
- near miss
List typical hazards/risks associated with the following:
- work activities.
State the importance of reporting accidents and near misses
- State typical accident reporting procedures
- State who is responsible for making accident reports
- State the purpose of dynamic risk assessments
- Know the importance of safe manual handling in the workplace.
- State the reasons for ensuring safe manual handling in the workplace.
- State potential injuries and ill health that may occur from incorrect manual handling
- State the employee’s responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance for:
– moving and storing materials
– manual handling
– mechanical lifting
- State the procedures for safe lifting in accordance with official guidance.
- State the importance of using site safety equipment when handling materials and equipment.
- List aids available to assist manual handling in the workplace.
State how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures and report problems when carrying out safe manual handling in the workplace.
Know the importance of working safely at height in the workplace
- Define the term ‘working at height’
- State the employee’s responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working at height.
This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent
Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:
- QNUK Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)
- QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Workplace Risk Assessment (RQF)
- QNUK Level 1 Award in Principles of Fire Awareness at Work (RQF)
CITB Card Requirements can be found HERE