Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre
Contact us: kccsc@camden.gov.uk
Phone Number: 02079745161

CSCS and Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction Environment Award

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. By ensuring the workforce are appropriately qualified the card plays its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites.

The Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre have project funding to assist candidates in completing their CSCS and Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction Environment Award for free. Candidates must be aged 16 and above, unemployed or having not worked within the construction industry. Candidates must also be living within a London borough to be eligible. This is subject to candidates registering with our service and speaking with one of our advisors.

Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre - 10/11/2020

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Ideal for anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Labourer Card (Green Card), necessary to work on a UK construction site. The Labourer Card qualification was developed in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The qualification assumes no prior knowledge and considers the fact that learners come from diverse education and employment backgrounds. The training is exceptionally easy to understand and administer. We however email study materials developed by the British Safety Council to candidates prior to them attending the training; this allows them an opportunity for self-study well in advance. Having a valid CSCS card and passing the CITB test are both mandatory requirements of working in the construction industry because they grant employees access to UK construction sites as non-skilled workers. Developed in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Qualification Content

• The importance, key terms, legal responsibilities and reasons for good health and safety

• Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction

• Risk assessments and method statements

• Slips and trips

• Working at height

• Moving vehicles and mobile plant

• Work equipment

• Fire

• Electricity

• Manual handling

• Noise

• Vibration

• Hazardous substances

• Alcohol and drugs

• Health and safety signs

• Personal protective equipment

• Welfare facilities and personal hygiene

• Emergencies and first aid

• Reporting accidents and ill health.

Assessment L1 H&S in a Construction Environment • 40 multiple choice questions (60 minutes) • Pass mark 32 out of 40.

Assessment CITB HS&E Operatives • 50 multiple choice questions (45 minutes) • Pass mark 45 out of 50.

Once you are registered with our service, we can assist you through our advisors in completing the CSCS Operative Exam and Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction Environment Award. Our training provider based in Barking, East London will facilitate the tests and modules.

If you are interested, please contact us on 02079745161 or alternatively you can email us at kccsc@camden.gov.uk