The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the UK government body responsible for health and safety in the construction industry. Construction workers are exposed to a variety of potential risks, including falling from a height, being struck by moving objects, and working with hazardous waste and other materials.
There are strict health and safety regulations in place to protect construction workers, and it is the responsibility of employers to ensure that these are followed. Construction workers should receive health and safety training and be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Working safely on a construction site requires cooperation from everyone involved – employees, contractors, and visitors. It is important to be aware of the potential hazards and to follow the health and safety procedures that have been put in place.
In the United Kingdom, there are several types of construction safety courses that are available to individuals who are interested in working in the construction industry or related field. These courses are intended to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to work safely and comply with regulations in the construction industry.
Examples of Construction Safety Courses in the UK
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) which is a qualification that demonstrates that an individual has achieved a level of knowledge of health, safety, and environmental issues within the construction industry. CSCS Card holders are trained and assessed, which include general health and safety, and test to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and understanding to work safely on a construction site.
NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) offers construction-related health and safety qualifications. The most common NEBOSH course for the construction industry is the NEBOSH Construction Certificate (NCC) which covers the main legal requirements for health, safety, welfare and environmental issues that arise during construction project.
IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) offers several training programs for construction safety management, such as IOSH Managing safely in construction, this course provide individuals with the knowledge to identify and manage the risks associated with construction work and to promote the health, safety and welfare of those on site.
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) which is aimed at those who are responsible for site management and safety, and covers health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, legal requirements, and good practice.
- Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
- Preparation for the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test
These are examples of courses available in the UK, however, there are many other organisations and institutions that offer similar or specific training programs. It’s worth noting that the choice of course depends on the individuals specific role and needs, and some of the courses may have prerequisites.
Other Construction Courses
We actively try and give you the best possible construction courses. Below are a few of the different courses we have available, however you can view construction and engineering courses.
NEBOSH Construction Certificate
NEBOSH Construction Certificate – This course is ideal for high level construction managers, and anyone who wishes to gain a superior understanding of the ins and outs of managing a construction site.
Electrical Safety – Identifying High Risk Electrical Hazards
Managing Electrical Safety – Identifying High Risk Electrical Hazards – in this you will learn to recognise portable electrical appliances: What they are, why accidents occur.
Contractor Management - this course examines the changes to a site’s risk profile when external building or maintenance contractors are working on-site and the steps to be taken assure that the prerequisite due diligence has been followed before work begins.
CDM 2015 in Practice – this course provides you with practical knowledge of CDM regulations, so you remain up to date in terms of your ability to comply with them.
Working with Loads
Working with loads – gain a practical knowledge of working with loads, so that you can safely manage load limits and ensure a proper handling process.
Whether you need to learn how to manage a construction site or gain a working knowledge of electricity, we are ready to help. All of the construction and engineering courses that we offer to you have a varying timescale.
You can choose to pick a course which will take you a half-an-hour to do, or one which will need you to spend multiple sessions learning the material. This gives you the choice of tailoring your experience to suit the needs of your life.