This qualification is for learners wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Green Card to access construction sites in the UK as a non-skilled worker/labourer.
To provide delegates with knowledge to enable them to pass the online assessment at the end of the programme and gain the qualification.
By the end of the programme delegates will have a better awareness of:The principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at workThe importance of safe manual handling in the workplaceThe importance of working safely at height in the workplaceThe risks to health within a construction environmentThe importance of working around plant and equipment safely
Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work:The purpose of risk assessments and method statementsThe legal requirements of risk assessments and method statementsCommon causes of work-related fatalities & InjuriesThe implications of not preventing accidents and ill health at workThe meaning of terminology in relation to health and safety at workTypical hazards/risks on a construction siteThe importance of reporting accidents and near missesTypical accident reporting proceduresWho is responsible for making accident reports
Know the importance of safe manual handling in the workplace:The reasons for ensuring safe manual handling in the workplacePotential injuries and ill health that may occur from incorrect manual handling
The employee's responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance for:Moving and storing materialsManual handlingMechanical liftingThe procedures for safe lifting in accordance with official guidanceThe importance of using site safety equipment when handling materials and equipmentAids available to assist manual handling in the workplaceHow to apply safe work practices, follow procedures and report problems when carrying out safe manual handling in the workplace
Know the importance of working safely at height in the workplace:The term 'working at height'The employee's responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working at heightHazards/risks associated with working at heightHow hazards/risks associated with working at height can be controlledThe regulation that controls the use of suitable equipment for working at height
Know risks to health within a construction environment:Substances hazardous to health under current regulationsCommon risks to health within a construction environmentThe types of hazards/risks that may occur in the workplace linked with use of drugs and alcoholThe importance of the correct storage of combustibles and chemicals on siteThe importance of personal hygiene within a construction environmentThe potential hazards/risks to the health of workers exposed to asbestosTypes of asbestos wasteTypes of personal protective equipment (PPE) used when dealing with hazardous materials
Know the importance of working around plant and equipment safely:Ways in which moving machinery can cause injuriesHazards/risks relating to the use of plant and equipmentThe importance of safeguards located near where plant and machinery is being usedThe importance of keeping a safe distance away from plant/machinery and equipment until clear contact is made with the operatorHow method statements can assist in ensuring the safety of workers where moving plant is in useWays to eliminate or control hazards/risks relating to working around plant and equipmentHazard warning signs and symbols used around the use of plant and equipment