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QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course?

Category: Health-and-Safety
Level: Beginner

The QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) qualification is the ideal introduction to understanding the principles of health and safety in a construction environment. This qualification is typically undertaken by those with no previous qualifications or experience of health and safety, however can be taken as a refresher also. The qualification supports an individuals application for a CSCS card.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 21

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 29

How much is the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course?
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Who is the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course designed for?

QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) qualification is aimed at those working in a construction environment who should have suitable knowledge of best health and safety practice.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course cover?

Learning outcome Assessment Criterion.

Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work.

State the purpose of risk assessments and method statements

State the legal requirements of risk assessments and method statements.

State common causes of work - related:

fatalities

injuries.

State the implications of not preventing accidents and ill health at work

State the meaning of the following in relation to health and safety at work:

accident

near miss

hazard

risk

competence

List typical hazards/risks associated with the following:

resources

equipment

obstructions

storage

services

wastes

work activities

State the importance of reporting accidents and near misses

State typical accident reporting procedures

State who is responsible for making accident reports

State the purpose of dynamic risk assessments

Know the importance of safe manual handling in the workplace.

State the reasons for ensuring safe manual handling in the workplace.

State potential injuries and ill health that may occur from incorrect manual handling

State the employee’s responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance for:

moving and storing materials

manual handling

mechanical lifting

State the procedures for safe lifting in accordance with official guidance.

State the importance of using site safety equipment when handling materials and equipment.

List aids available to assist manual handling in the workplace.

State how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures and report problems when carrying out safe manual handling in the workplace.

Know the importance of working safely at height in the workplace

Define the term ‘working at height’

State the employee’s responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working at height.

List hazards and potential risks associated with the following:

dropping tools and debris

stability of ladders

overhead cables

fragile roofs

scaffolds

internal voids

equipment

the working area

other people

State how hazards and potential risks associated with working at height can be controlled.

State the regulation that controls the use of suitable equipment for working at height.

Know risks to health within a construction environment.

List the main groups of substances hazardous to health under current regulations.

List common risks to health within a construction environment.

State the types of hazards and potential risks that may occur in the workplace linked with use of drugs and alcohol.

State the importance of the correct storage of combustibles and chemicals on site.

State the importance of personal hygiene within a construction environment.

State the potential risks to the health of workers exposed to asbestos.

State types of asbestos waste.

State types of personal protective equipment (PPE) used when dealing with hazardous materials.

Know the importance of working around plant and equipment safely.

List ways in which moving plant, machinery or equipment can cause injuries.

State hazards/risks relating to the use of plant and equipment.

State the importance of safe guards located near where plant, machinery and equipment are being used.

State the importance of keeping a safe distance away from plant, machinery or equipment until clear contact is made with the operator.

Outline how method statements can assist in ensuring the safety of workers where moving plant, machinery or equipment is in use.

State the ways to eliminate or control risks relating to working around plant, machinery or equipment.

Identify hazard warning signs and symbols used when operating, working with, around or in close proximity to plant, machinery or equipment

How is the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using a Multiple - choice question paper.

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.

This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent.

What certificate do I get for passing the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course?
QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF)
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