CITB - Health and Safety Awareness For CSCS Green Card


This course is essential for anybody already working in, or considering a career in, the construction industry. It provides practical advice on how to keep yourself and your colleagues safe, as well as highlighting potential hazards when working on-site. Candidates who pass this course and the CSCS Health, Safety and Environmental test are able to apply for a CSCS Green Labourer’s Card.

The Health and Safety Awareness course covers the following:

  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Site hazards
  • Accident prevention and reporting
  • Health and welfare
  • Respiratory risks
  • Manual handling
  • Working at height
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency procedures and first aid
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Hazardous substances
  • Electrical safety (including hand-held tools and equipment)
  • Noise and vibration
  • Site transport safety
  • Excavations and confined spaces
  • Safety signs and signals

Courses are available at training centres nationwide. This course can also be delivered on your premises subject to minimum delegate numbers and suitability of the venue. Please contact us for information.

Who Should Attend?

This course is endorsed by the United Kingdom contractor group (UKCG) and is suitable for delegates who work in or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry to help them understand the potential hazards of working on-site.

Persons holding positions of managerial control (e.g. site managers, surveyors, agents etc.) should attend the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course. Please contact us for further information.


This highly-interactive course is delivered through classroom-based tutorials including case studies and group discussions. Delegates are assessed at the end of the course by completing a multiple-choice test. All delegates receive a copy of the official course publication Safe Start Safety Handbook (GE707).


CITB Accreditation valid for 5 years.

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements

It is important that all candidates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Extra Information

Delegates who pass this course and the CSCS Operatives Touch Screen Test will be able to apply for a Green CSCS Labourers Card.