H&S in a Construction Environment Level 1
The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment provides learners with an essential foundation in relevant matters of health and safety. It is suitable for individuals wanting to work in the construction industry and those already employed in the industry seeking to renew their knowledge in this area.
A multiple choice exam is taken at the end of the course lasting 60 minutes. This consists of 40 multiple choice questions and candidates need to achieve 26 correct answers to pass this assessment. The grading is pass or fail only.
This course is set out in modular format covering essential subjects in construction such as, the importance of health and safety, the reasons for good health and safety, legal responsibilities for health and safety, fatalities, injuries and ill health in construction, risk assessments and method statements, reporting accidents and ill health, moving vehicles and mobile plant, hazardous substances, fire safety, noise safety and personal protective equipment.
Who Should Attend
This qualification was developed by industry in partnership with the construction industry training board (CITB). From 1st July 2014, people wishing to apply for a CSCS green card need to pass a level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment or hold a valid site safety plus health and safety awareness course certificate and pass a CITB operatives health, safety and environment test within two years of applying for a new card.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. It is expected however that learners will have a level of literacy adequate to cope with the examination.