Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card)

ETA awards online invigilated exam and certificate included.

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2 hours
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Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF)
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3 CPD hours / points
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Each year in the UK, people are killed, injured and suffer work-related illnesses while carrying out their jobs. So Health & Safety is a significant concern. The government, employers and workers all have an essential role to play in reducing deaths and accidents and preventing ill-health at work.

This course is aimed at people starting out in the construction industry and can be used as part of their induction process or as preparation for the level 1 award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.


Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF)
Awarded by ETA International
Regulated by Ofqual


3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Whilst this course, Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction environment provides you with a qualification in its own right, it can also form part of your CSCS green card application.

The course starts with an introduction to the legal aspects of health and safety before covering the basics of risk assessment and safe working practices.

It then goes into detail to cover the most common hazards encountered in construction environments from Working at Height and Respiratory Hazards to electrical and chemical hazards.

The Online Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course is designed for those working on construction sites and is a requirement for those wishing to apply for a CSCS Green Card. In accordance with CITB anyone who is a labourer on a construction site must be a CSCS Green Card Holder.

We provide you access to our online invigilated examination which can be taken anywhere.

Our market leading examination system delivers the final assessment direct to your candidate via the internet, invigilated using screen sharing and web cam, allowing them to receive their accreditation quicker and easier without the stress and hassle of visiting a training and exam centre.

Our online exam is fully accredited by ETA Awards

Duration: 120 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


1 Introduction
2 Hazards, Risks, Assessments and Controls
3 Slips, Trips, Falls and Working at Height
4 Manual handling
5 Plant, Machinery and Noise
6 Respiratory Risks
7 Fire, Electricity and Gas Safety
8 Chemicals and Other Onsite Hazards
9 Vehicles, PPE and General Safety
10 Your Pathway to Your CSCS Card

Other Related Construction Sector eLearning Courses which make up a ‘Construction Suite’

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • CDM Awareness
  • Working Safely
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Slips Trips and Falls
  • Lone Workers
  • Fire Marshall
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Noise Awareness
  • Electrical Safety

The Process:

The Candidate completes the Online Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course

If a pass is achieved the candidate is issued with an approved certificate

The candidate then completed the online exam to upgrade to the fully accredited certificate

Instructions are emailed to the candidate to log into the invigilated online exam

Online invigilated exam is completed at a time chosen by the candidate. Checks are completed to ensure the candidate did not cheat on the exam by using the internet, interacting with any other person or using any other external application, textbook, calculator or materials.

If a pass is achieved the accredited certificate is passed to the candidate.

The candidate can then apply for the Green Card (NB: CSCS Touch screen test is also required)

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at people starting out in the construction industry.

RQF 60348987


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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