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Construction Workers Health and Safety Courses

A construction site is one of the most dangerous and hazardous places of work, with numerous dangers present. Having construction workers attend health and safety training courses such as the NEBOSH Construction Certificate or ConstructionSkills/CITB SMSTS or SSSTS Certificate courses will give them a much greater understanding and awareness of the risks that are present on a construction site, and how to work in a safe manner to avoid death or injury either to themselves or those around them.

The dangers facing construction workers on site are many and varied. Examples of such hazards include dangers from falling objects, being hit by moving vehicles, working with substances hazardous to health, electrical malfunctions causing electric shock or starting fires, manual handling issues, noise and many more. All of these risks to health mean that the health and safety training required needs to be comprehensive in order to cover all of the different topics. Along with the qualifications mentioned in the opening paragraph above, sometimes it may be particularly beneficial for site workers to attend a number of courses in health and safety, especially if a large part of their day is concerned with one specific task such as manual handling or the nature of the site means that one risk is much greater than all the others.

So as well as having a legal duty of care, health and safety courses for contsruction site workers can also provide other benefits for you as an employer, including a reduction in workers being off work through illness or injury, lower staff turnover as employees seek a safer working environment elsewhere (or demand higher wages because of the extra risk!), and avoiding costly compensation claims. If you are in breach of applicable health and safety regulations, you may also face a fine or even imprisonment in extreme cases.

If you would like more information regarding health and safety training for construction site workers, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form by clicking on the "Contact" tab at the top of the page to discuss your requirements.

Selected Courses

Please see below for a selection of health and safety courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for managers and supervisors of organisations in virtually all industry sectors, in order to give them all they need to know to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Recently updated, the new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and includes references to international case studies.

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CITB Site Management SMSTS Course

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most popular health and safety training courses, and is intended for construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies.

Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS course.

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CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

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 aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues.

The course also allows delegates to identify their 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.

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