Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card)

Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card)

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. 

Who is the Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for?

The Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is aimed at learners who currently work, or want to work, in construction. Successful completion will enable you to move on to take the CITB health, safety and environment test, and then apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Green Card.

How do I complete the Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment?

Online Learning - 

  • The online learning element takes approximately 3 hours to complete and must be completed before the exam can be booked.  
  • Once complete, learners will be able to book a date and time slot for the online invigilated exam.  
  • The exam will be facilitated by videotile and under strict exam conditions.  
  • Learners will need a laptop or PC with a camera and speakers, and with google chrome installed.
  • Learners will be required to provide photographic ID prior to the exam.

Learners will need to complete both elements below in order to achieve the certificate and to be able to progress onto the HS&E Test at their local test centre before applying for the CSCS Green Card.  Failure to achieve the required pass mark in the exam will require the learner to re-sit the exam at the cost detailed below.

Entry Requirements:

The course requires learners to be able to read, write and understand English.  Learners must be aged 14+ and provide suitable photographic ID prior to the exam (Online).

Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment - Course Objectives:

In completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work.
  • Know the importance of safe manual handling in the workplace.
  • Know the importance of working safely at height in the workplace.
  • Know risks to health within a construction environment.
  • Know the importance of working around plant and equipment safely.

Further Progression

Learners could progress onto one of our Level 2 Construction NVQ Diplomas in their chosen occupational area in order to obtain the blue cscs skilled worker card.  They would need to demonstrate experience and competence in their chosen occupational area.

We also offer the below Online Courses:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Working at Height
  • Working in Confined Space
  • Working Safely
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Noise Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Lone Working
  • Emergency First Aid Refresher
  • Electrical Safety
  • COSHH
  • CDM Awareness
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Fire Marshal

Course cost:

H&S Level 1 in a Construction Environment - Online Learning £80 +vat

H&S Level 1 in a Construction Environment - Exam £45 +vat

£120+vat if purchased together

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