Core Construction (CSCS)

Course aim

  • To provide level 1 QCF equivalent course for Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
    • From October 2014 anyone wishing to apply for a CSCS Labourers Green Card must first attend a Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction environment course

Learning Outcomes

On course completion delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health, safety & the environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with work


Organising for Safety

Will give delegates an understanding of:- the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control


The Workplace

This module examines what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, hidden services and specific hazards, working at height, asbestos and confined spaces and permit-to-work


Tools, Plant and Machinery

The session will give delegates an understanding of the risks presented by both powered and non powered work equipment and the risks associated with the various forms of energy created. In addition the risks faced with the use of workplace transport



The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken



Candidates will be shown the need and benefits of procedures, including: the importance of local emergency procedures and first aid arrangements


The Environment

The module covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems

On completion of the course

The training provider will give a delegate a certificate of completion. The delegate must then contact the CSCS national helpline to book their online CSCS test Р0344 99 44 777.  The SPA certificate will be required as evidence that the delegate has successfully completed the training course

Please note that an SPA ‘Passport’ will be issued to each delegate which is valid for 5 years, but it is the paper certificate that is required to apply for the CSCS online test

This course is not eligible for virtual delivery and is classroom based only.

Core Construction (CSCS) Core Construction (CSCS)