CITB – Health and Safety Awareness
This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry. It will help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site.
It provides a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues identifying individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer’s duties are and what should be done if they think the health and safety of others is being put at risk.
To ensure that individual responsibilities are understood:
Why they are carrying out their identified duties
What is expected of them
To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace
To ensure that at the end of the course delegates will be able to:
Understand the need to prevent accidents
Have an understanding of health and safety law
Identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site
Understand the need for risk assessments and method statements
Appreciate the need to perform safely
Feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident
Upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme course (Two days)