Health & Safety

British Safety Council Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment

Qualification Purpose    british-safety-council

The British Safety Council Level 1 Award Health & Safety in a Construction Environment has been developed for delivery in a training environment and has been designed to develop learners skills and knowledge. It prepares learners to take further qualifications to develop their skills, Knowledge and understanding within their chosen craft and fulfill their CSCS training requirements for the new Labourer’s  card.

Everyone now wanting the new Green Labourer card will require to achieve the Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in Construction Environment.

This includes both those who are new to the construction industry as well as those who are renewing their Construction Site Operative Card.

Entry Requirements 

There are NO formal entry requirements to take the qualification although you must have an understanding of written and spoken English.

Where learners have prior learning or experience, they may be eligible for exemptions from taking certain units within this qualification, this can be recorded as prior learning.

If you have any construction certificates, in house or otherwise bring them with you for your portfolio. Please bring with you your pass certificate for your CSCS test.

The BSC Level 1 Award Health & Safety in a Construction Environment aims to formalise health and safety induction training in the form of a nationally-recognised qualification.

The Certificate is based on the national occupational standards for health & safety and is accredited by the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) at Level 1 in the National Qualifications Framework.

Assessment is by means of a 40-question multiple-choice examination:

The subject areas within the specification are:

  • The Legal Position
  • The Working Environment
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Reducing Workplace Injuries
  • Risk Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Safety Signs and Signals
  • Manual Handling
  • Workstations and Display Screen Equipment
  • Work-Related Ill Health
  • Workforce Consultation

This qualification is delivered through powerpoint presentation and with supporting Handouts. This will include a specimen examination paper.

This is a 7½ hour course with an extra 1 hour for the final assessment.

 If you are interested in registering for this course, or would like more information, please feel free to contact us on 01709 880 886.