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Construction Workers


This is an excellent introduction to health and safety in the workplace and will benefit all employees, particularly those who may be accepting a health and safety role, such as a safety representative within their organization.

The qualification provides learners with essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace under UK health and safety legislation, and is also an ideal platform to higher level training or career development.

Course Subjects

  • The law

  • Penalties and enforcement

  • Employer’s responsibilities

  • Ergonomics and human factors

  • The cost of poor health and safety

  • The benefits of good health and safety

  • Health and safety training

  • Communicating health and safety

  • Hazards and risks

  • Risk assessments

  • Hierarchy of control

  • Accidents

  • Environmental factors

  • Human factors

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Electricity

  • Fire

  • Manual handling

  • Hazardous substances

  • Display screen equipment

  • Workplace safety signs

  • First aid

  • Accident and incident reporting RIDDOR

Course Duration

Level 1: 4 hours

Level 2: 8 hours


Course numbers: 6-12 students per instructor

Can be delivered in the UK or internationally.

The course duration can be lengthened if being delivered internationally to allow for cultural and language restraints.

Who Should Attend

The Level 1 course is designed for all employees as an introduction to health & safety and is an excellent ingredient in the induction programme of new employees.

The Level 2 course is designed to go more in depth on the course syllabus and would ideally suit those students wishing to gain more knowledge who may be in a supervisory position.


Assessment is on-going by the instructor, culminating with a multiple choice question paper.
 This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.

Awarding bodies: NUCO, Highfields.

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