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.