Employers of construction workers have a legal responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees whilst on site.
One of the most common causes of injury and death in the construction industry is occupational lung disease. There were approximately 3,500 deaths linked with exposure to substances such as asbestos and silica dust in the industry throughout 2015 alone.
To address this problem, the BOHS has worked closely with experts in the construction industry to create a training course for those that hold the responsibility of controlling health risks on site.
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The course covers:
- the most common health hazards on construction sites
- the health effects of these hazards
- how to effectively put measures in place to control them to reduce occupational ill health.
This one day course has recently been released and we are proud to be one of the few training providers in the country that have been approved to deliver this course.
Who Is The Course Designed For?
The course is designed and suitable for anybody that has the responsibility of protecting the health and safety of staff on a construction site; this responsibility generally lies with a site supervisor or manager.
Upon completion of the course, a successful candidate will have the knowledge and skills required to competently recognise and control hazards in their workplace.
What Is Included In The Course
The course is broken up into two modules, one of which will be completed before coming in for the training. The modules are as follows:
- Module 1 – Identifying Health Hazards on Construction Site – this module takes around 2 hours and is completed online before the course begins.
- Module 2 – Controlling Health Risks in Construction this module involves face-to-face teaching with one of our trainers over the period of one day.
You can read and download the syllabus for the course in full here.
Following the completion of both modules, candidates will be required to complete a multiple-choice examination which will be invigilated by ourselves. Upon successful completion, candidates will be given a course completion certificate.
More Help and Information
If you would like to enroll onto the CCHRC training course, or require any further information about the course and its suitability to your role – please don’t hesitate to call us on 0117 964 7945 or use the ‘training’ option on the form to your right and we’ll get back to you.