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10:21 PM , Friday 28th July 2017

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Construction (QCF)

This qualification is designed for learners working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry. It will give learners the knowledge to undertake their jobs safely. Successful learners who also complete the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment knowledge test will fulfill the requirements to apply for the CSCS Laborer's card.

This qualification covers common hazards and risks in a construction environment, safe manual handling practices, working safely at height and working safely around plant and machinery. It also covers the importance of effective teamwork and communication in ensuring safe working practices are followed in the construction industry.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

It is recommended that the qualification is delivered over a five day period with supporting homework in order to meet the guided learning hour value of 54. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.


How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by completion of a written workbook issued by HABC.

What next?

Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development by completing any of the following qualifications:

  1. Apprenticeships or NVQs in Construction.
  2. HABC Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (QCF).
  3. HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF).
  4. HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF).
Where can this course be taken?

Through any HABC approved training center.


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