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Overview of course

This course is designed for site workers to help understand the potential hazards faced when working on a construction or civil engineering site.  The training session provides delegates with a practical understanding of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues whilst  identifying 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. This course is highly applicable for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce.

Course content

  • Know your workplace – site familiarisation
  • Housekeeping – its importance in health & safety
  • Working at heights – the hazards and precautions
  • Electricity – know the hazards
  • Fire emergency – procedures
  • Plant, tools and equipment – training and use
  • Personal protective equipment – why the need?
  • Hazardous materials – how to look after yourself
  • Confined space – the hazards
  • Manual handling – a brief look at manual handling techniques
  • Slips and trips – moving safely around the site
  • Public safety – your responsibilities
  • First aid – know what’s available