QNUK LEVEL 1 AWARD
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN A CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT (RQF)
The QNUK Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) qualification is the ideal introduction to understanding the principles of health and safety in a construction environment. This qualification is typically undertaken by those with no previous qualifications or experience of health and safety, however, can be taken as a refresher.
This qualification supports an individual's application for a CSCS card.
On completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- State the purpose of risk assessments and method statements.
- State the legal requirements of risk assessments and method statements.
- State common causes of work-related fatalities and injuries.
- State the implications of not preventing accidents and ill health at work.
- State the meaning of an accident, near miss, hazard, risk and competence in relation to health and safety at work.
- List the typical hazards and risks associated with resources, equipment, obstructions, storage, services, wastes and work activities.
- Understand the importance of reporting accidents and near misses.
- State typical accident reporting procedures.
- State who is responsible for making accident reports.
- State the purpose of dynamic risk assessments.
- Know the importance of safe manual handling in the workplace.
- State the reasons for ensuring safe manual handling in the workplace.
- State the potential injuries and ill health that may occur from incorrect manual handling.
- State the employee’s responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance for moving and storing materials, manual handling, and mechanical lifting.
- State the procedures for safe lifting in accordance with official guidance.
- State the importance of using site safety equipment when handling materials and equipment.
- List aids available to assist with manual handling in the workplace.
- State how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures and report problems when carrying out safe manual handling in the workplace.
- Define the term ‘working at height’.
- State the employee’s responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working at height.
- Those working in construction or who want to work in construction. This course can also be taken as a refresher.
- This is a face-to-face course with a duration of 1 day.
- This qualification is for those over the age of 16. They must have good English skills and an understanding of numeracy. On successful completion of this course, you will gain a qualification and receive a certificate acknowledging your course of study, which can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.