Health & Safety Short Courses

1HABC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Construction
This qualification is designed for people working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry. It will give you the knowledge to undertake your work safely.

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.

Successful completion of this qualification, together with successful completion of the CITB Operatives’ Health, Safety and Environment knowledge test, will fulfil the requirements to apply for the CSCS Labourer’s card.

How long is the course?
It is recommended that the qualification is delivered over five days, with supporting homework in order to meet the required 54 guided learning hours. 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?
You may progress onto to further qualifications, such as:

HABC Level 2 Award in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling
HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment