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Online HSA – Health and Safety Awareness

Online HSA – Health and Safety Awareness

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CITB – Health and Safety Awareness – ONLINE CLASSROOM TRAINING

Remote delivery of this CITB training course is now possible under CITB’s “Emergency Training Provision Scheme Rules,” which have been raised in response to the current Coronavirus Pandemic. Delegates can complete this health and safety awareness course online. This introductory CITB online training course is part of the Site Safety Plus range of CITB courses. It is aimed at operatives and newcomers to the construction industry and is an ideal foundation course for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation certificate.

The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is typically taken by those who wish to obtain the CSCS Labourers ‘Green card. Previously, the CSCS did not accept e-learning qualifications but will accept the e-learning CITB Health and Safety Awareness course during the Coronavirus Pandemic. As it stands, there is no set end date for any CITB courses available online. Still, more conventional classroom dates are now being released, giving candidates more options as to how they wish to obtain their qualifications.

Please note: To apply for the CSCS Green card, candidates must hold a valid CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives.

CITB Training Online Course Detail

This CITB training online course has been designed to help operatives and newcomers working in the construction industry understand the potential hazards that they face on a construction site. It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare, and environmental issues, identifying the delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others. The Health and Safety Awareness course outlines the employer’s duties and explains what should be done if the worker thinks anyone else’s health and safety is being put at risk. The course content is the same as the conventional classroom-based course but is delivered in an online classroom environment.

This CITB Online Training course includes the following elements:

  • What is expected of site operatives, and how do they contribute to workplace safety?
  • An understanding of the need to prevent accidents and the importance of reporting accidents and unsafe acts.
  • A basic understanding of health and safety law.
  • Understanding the need for risk assessments and method statements.
  • Identify how their role fits into the safety management on the site.
  • An appreciation of the need to work safely, stop, and ask for advice if unsure.
  • An understanding of health & welfare, manual handling, working at height, PPE, fire prevention and control, emergency procedures & first aid, electrical safety on site, hazardous substances, hand-held equipment and tools, noise and vibration, excavations and confined spaces, and site transport safety on site.
  • Delegates will be assessed using a multiple-choice question format at the end of the CITB online course.

Course Delivery

Our training delivery is now, until further notice, being rolled out and delivered remotely using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or similar software options to achieve virtual classroom environments. To enquire, please click here for more general help or further information about CITB training courses online; please send an enquiry to [email protected].  Where dates are currently available, please click the Dates you require for courses in this CITB Health and Safety Awareness Training – Online Classroom category.

Delegates will be required to show original photographic identification via video link.

The online course content will be delivered remotely by a tutor in a virtual online classroom. Delegates must have access to a suitable PC, laptop, or tablet with a robust high-speed internet connection sufficient to cope with online delivery. They will also need a suitably sized quiet room where they can carry out the course without interruptions.

Grants for this CITB training course online are available to CITB Levy Payers.

For more information about our CITB courses online and our other online offerings, please head to our main CITB Online Training page.

E-Learning Alternative

For those wishing to obtain a CSCS Labourer’s Green Card, there is an e-learning alternative. The Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card) – E-Learning course is an ETA Award accepted by CSCS as a recognised achievement towards a CSCS labourers Card. The Level 1 course can be done at your own pace through E-learning, and once passed, the qualification does not have a formal expiry date, but a renewal would be recommended every five years.

This course includes an online invigilated exam equivalent to the traditional CITB – Health and Safety Awareness course. Upon completing and passing this E-Learning course, the route to obtaining the green card is the same as for the CITB – Health and Safety Awareness course, i.e. as well as passing the course, you must have completed and passed the Health, Safety and Environment touch screen test at an approved centre either within two years before obtaining the qualification or before the course qualification expires.

When you have passed both the course and the touch screen test, you are then eligible to make a green card application. For further information, please read the following article – How to get the CSCS Green Labourers Card.

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