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CITB Health & Safety Awareness (HSA) &
CSCS Touchscreen Test
(leading to CSCS Green Card)

This CITB HSA Site Safety Plus course is for you if you’re considering, or already, working within the construction and civil engineering industry. This booking also includes your CSCS test in order to gain your CSCS Green card.


This HSA course highlights potential hazards when working on site and provides practical advice on keeping yourself and your colleagues safe. It covers your individual and employer’s responsibilities, including what you can do if you think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • the need to prevent accidents

  • health and safety law

  • how your role fits into the control and management of the site

  • risk assessments and method statements

  • performing safely and asking for advice

  • how to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

Learning Outcomes


Delegates taking the HSA course should be able to achieve all of the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course.

Module 1 – Legal and Management

1. Legal and general responsibilities State the general responsibilities for health and safety at work.

2. Accident reporting and recording State how you and your employer are responsible for maintaining a safe place to work.


Module 2 – Health and Welfare

1. Health and welfare State the common causes of work-related ill health. Identify the risks and how you can reduce those risks.

2. First aid and emergency procedures State the first aid and emergency procedures and know your role within them. 3. Personal protective equipment Identify the rules for personal protective equipment (PPE), the common forms and their use.

4. Asbestos List the risks of asbestos in the workplace, how to work with it and its management.

5. Respiratory hazards State the risks and how to mitigate workplace respiratory hazards.

6. Noise and vibration State the health risks of excessive noise and vibration and how to mitigate those risks.

7. Hazardous substances Identify the hazardous substances within the workplace and how to ensure those risks are mitigated.

8. Manual handling Identify the risks of manual handling, how to recognise activities that pose a risk and how to manage that risk.


Module 3 – General Safety

1. Safety signs Identify the safety signs and signals on site.

2. Fire prevention and control Identify the importance of providing a safe place to work and individual responsibilities.

3. Electrical safety, work equipment and hand-held tools Identify the common risks associated with electricity and equipment. Identify a safe method of working.

4. Mobile plant and site vehicles State how to work safely around site and the risks from plant and moving machinery.

5. Lifting operations and equipment State the importance of planning lifting operations and the care of equipment.


Module 4 – High risk activities

1. Working at height Identify the risks of working at height, how to plan and employ a safe system of work and the use of access equipment.

2. Excavations State the main dangers of excavations and how to follow a safe system of working near or in excavations.

3. Confined spaces State the definition of a confined space and how to work safely within a safe system of work.


Module 5 – Environment

1. Environmental awareness State your role in preventing environmental damage on site.

2. Pollution State your role in preventing pollution.

3. Waste materials Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials.

4. Nuisance Explain your part in reducing nuisance (for example, noise, dust and light).


If you need  any further information please email or call 01782 438813

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