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Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Also Covered CSCS Prep.)

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5 CPD hours / points
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Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Also Covered CSCS Prep.)

The Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Course is designed to provide those who are new to the construction industry, who wish to apply for a CSCS, with the skills, knowledge and credentials to work safely and competently in their field.

Each year in the UK, people are killed, injured and suffer work-related illnesses while carrying out their jobs. This course includes essential health and safety information and guidelines, taking a look at UK laws and legislation, as well as the different work-related illnesses and injuries. It covers basic electric, gas and fire safety training, the types of PPE, how to work safely with hazardous chemicals, and other key topics.

By the end of the Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction course, you will be able to accurately assess and identify onsite hazards, evaluate the safety of a workplace, and ensure full competence when carrying out high-risk tasks such as working at height. You will also be fully be equipped with the knowledge needed to apply for a CSCS to work diligently in any construction environment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Level 1 Construction Health and Safety course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid knowledge of fire, electricity and gas safety
  • Know How to apply for their Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
  • Understand the legal aspects of health and safety in construction
  • Assess the safety of a workplace and conduct a health & safety risk assessment
  • Identify the types of PPE required for different construction tasks and understand their correct use
  • Work with chemicals, heavy loads and other on-site hazards safely and competently
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees in regard to workplace health & safety
  • Identify working at height and slip, trip and fall hazards in the workplace
  • Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, HSE laws and COSHH regulations
  • Implement a safe system of work that incorporates all risk control measures

Key Features

  • Accredited, quality CPD training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Course material developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support
  • Discounts on bulk purchases


5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module One: Introduction

In this introductory module, we will learn about the key topics that will be covered in this course, with an overview of safety practices in the construction industry.

Module Two: Hazards, Risks, Assessments and Controls

In module two, we will learn about the hazards and risks that come with construction work, with step-by-step guidance on how to conduct a health and safety assessment in the workplace.

Module Three: Slips, Trips, Falls and Working at Height

Slips, trips and falls are the most common hazard in the construction industry. In module three, we will take a look at the prevention measures for slips, trips and falls, and fundamental procedures for working safely.

Module Four: Manual handling

In module four, we will explore the procedures for carrying out manual handling tasks safely, including guidance on posture, the health implications of poor manual handling, and manual handling law.

Module Five: Plant, Machinery and Noise

In module five, we will learn about noise pollution at work, machinery safety guidelines and plant safety best practice, with step-by-step training.

Module Six: Respiratory Risks

In module six, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of the risk factors in the construction industry for chronic respiratory diseases.

Module Seven: Fire, Electricity and Gas Safety

In module seven, we will be trained on the principles of fire, electricity and gas safety, taking a look at best practice procedures and key legislation.

Module Eight: Chemicals and Other Onsite Hazards

In module eight, we will learn how to work safely with chemicals and other workplace hazards that can occur in the construction industry. It covers COSSH guidelines and the types of health issues associated with working with hazardous chemicals.

Module Nine: Vehicles, PPE and General Safety

In module nine, we will learn about the different types of PPE and their correct use, how to carry out a vehicle safety inspection, and other general safety procedures.

Module Ten: Your Pathway to Your CSCS

In module ten, we will take a look at the skills you have gained throughout the course, and the steps to acquiring a CSCS to fast track your career in the construction industry.


This course is fully CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.

Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Disclaimer: The CPD-approved course is owned by E-Learning
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Once you’ve successfully completed your Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99).

Who is this course for?

  • Construction site managers and supervisors
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Workers on construction sites.
  • Architects and engineers.
  • Owners and developers.

Disclaimer: This course is not a regulated course and doesn't provide professional qualifications. It only covers the necessary information required for the preparation of CSCS. If you are looking for a course that should lead you to a CSCS green card, you may take Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card)


Learners do not require any prior qualifications to enrol on this course.

Career path

  • Health and Safety Manager - Average annual income £45,000.
  • Construction Site Manager- Average annual income £45,000.
  • Health and Safety Officer- Average annual income £30,000.
  • Safety Engineer - Average annual income £40,000.
  • Safety Trainer- Average annual income £30,000.

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CPD Accredited Certificate of completion (Hard copy)

Hard copy certificate - Included

You will get the hard copy certificates for Free! The delivery charge of the hard copy certificate inside the UK is £3.99 each.

CPD Accredited Certificate of completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included


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