HABC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Construction (QCF)

This qualification is designed for learners working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry. It will give learners the knowledge to undertake their jobs safely. Learners will also complete the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment knowledge test  (at local test centre) and we will apply for the CSCS Labourer’s card. 

This qualification covers common hazards and risks in a construction environment, safe manual handling practices, working safely at height and working safely around plant and machinery. It also covers the importance of effective teamwork and communication in ensuring safe working practices are followed in the construction industry.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

It is recommended that the qualification is delivered over a four day period with supporting homework in order to meet the guided learning hour value of 54. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by completion of a written workbook issued by HABC.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners for this course must have a basic understanding of literacy to complete this course. 

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