Level 1 Health & Safety – Construction Environment Course

Health & SafetyLevel 1 Health & Safety  – Construction Environment Course

Every working day in Great Britain at least one person is killed and over 6000 are injured at work. Every year three quarters of a million people take time off work because of what they regard as work related illness. About 30 million work days are lost as a result.

Accidents and ill health are costly to workers and their families. They can also hurt companies because, in addition to the costs of personal injuries, they may incur far greater costs from damage to property or equipment, and lost production.

HSE studies have found that uninsured costs outweigh those covered by insurance policies. In a wide range of business sizes and activities, the total uninsured losses from day-to-day accidents ranged from twice up to 36 times the total paid in insurance premiums in the same year; the average was around ten times the amount paid in premiums.

So in some cases, you could think of accident costs like an iceberg, with the majority of the losses uninsured and hidden below the water line.

Directors and managers can be held personally responsible for failures to control health and safety. Can you afford such failures? Do you really manage health and safety?

Level 1 Health & Safety  – Construction Environment Course is aimed at learners who currently work, or want to work, in construction.

Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Green Card* which allows access to construction sites in the UK as a non-skilled worker.

From the 1 July 2014 those who need a CSCS Green Card can obtain one by completing* this qualification. This includes those entering the construction industry plus those who are renewing their card.

This qualification is accredited by Ofqual in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Assessment is via a 40 question multiple choice examination (online or paper-based) lasting one hour.

* Learners will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test

 

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