CITB Health & Safety Awareness

Practical summary of health & safety issues

This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil
engineering industry as a member of the workforce, to 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 anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is an ideal introduction for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities and becoming aware of hazards and risks on site.

Delegates wishing to obtain a site labourers green card MUST successfully attend and pass this course and then pass the touch screen test prior to receiving their card.

All courses will be delivered in English. Delegates MUST, therefore, be competent in English at the level required to do their job. Interpreters and translators are not permitted for any part of the course qualification or examination.

Course Duration

Our classroom based course will take place over 1 day.


At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • the need to prevent accidents
  • health and safety law
  • how your role fits into the control and management of the site
  • risk assessments and method statements
  • performing safely and asking for advice
  • ow to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Learning outcomes

  • to ensure that individual responsibilities are understood:
  • why they are carrying out their identified duties, and
  • what is expected of them, and 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 and to stop and ask for advice if not sure
    • feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident


The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course, as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

Next steps

Upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme course (two days).

Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)course.

Booking Options

Classroom Learning

at our centre in Liverpool
£ 195 + vat
  • Get away from the workplace
  • Face-to-face support with highly experienced tutors
  • Network and interact with fellow delegates


run at your premises
£ 550 excludes CITB fees
  • Study alongside colleagues and learn together
  • Classroom or blended learning from home
  • Course customised to your workplace

Over 20yrs experience

High pass rates

Experienced tutors

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