Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
• National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Health and Safety
• Good practice outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
• ConstructionSkills and the Build Environment Awarding Body Forum (BEABF)
This qualification is supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and develops Learners’ basic awareness of health and safety in a construction environment.
It includes knowing the risks of working within a construction environment and the principles of risk assessment for improving health and safety at work, the importance of safe manual handling, the importance of working safely at height and the importance of working around equipment safely.
This qualification specification provides information about the delivery of the QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.
The objective of the qualification is to develop Learners’ knowledge and understanding of health and safety in a construction environment so they can work safely on a construction site.
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare Learners for employment in a construction environment and is one route towards applying for the Green Labourer CSCS card. Learners who successfully complete QA Level
1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) and have completed the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test within the last 2 years can apply for a Green Labourer CSCS card.
This qualification is for all Learners working in, or wanting to work in, a construction environment. It is also suitable for refresher training.
Qualsafe Awards have designed lesson plans for a one day course which can be extended to meet the individual needs of learners if required.