Which CSCS Courses are Required in Construction?
Construction CSCS Courses
The construction industry can be a dangerous one, so there is a very heavy emphasis on ensuring that everyone present on a worksite has the kind of safety and skills training they need to protect themselves and their co-workers. As a result, there are quite a few CSCS courses that are all but required to find work in the UK or abroad.
This guide will explain some of the more common CSCS courses, and the certification you would get for completing them.
Health and Safety Awareness Courses
Anyone who hopes to attain their CSCS (Green) Labourer’s card should consider starting with the CITB Site Safety Plus course. It is a single day course, and you will receive your CITB Site Safety Plus Certificate upon successful completion.
The CSCS Health and Safety Awareness one-day course qualifies you for a Labourer’s (Green) CSCS Card upon completion. The card application typically takes place the same day as the course and testing.
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
This is an excellent CSCS course both for those already working in the construction industry and for those keen to start with the right certification. It is excellent preparation for both the CITB test and your actual CSCS Card application.
IOSH Working Safely
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s Working Safely course takes place over a single day, and is intended to give literally construction site workers the grounding they need in health and safety. Successfully completing the course will earn you the IOSH Safety Passport, the Working Safely Certificate, or both.
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is a five day course that teaches supervisors, site managers and others responsible for the safety of their employees the skills and training they need to do so properly. Completing this CSCS Course earns you the CITB Site Safety Plus Certificate.
The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme is a two day CSCS Course which makes sure site supervisors understand their legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of their workers, and the skills necessary to meet those responsibilities. Successful completion earns you the CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.
In the end, the right course depends on your current role and the career path you aspire to. Having the right HS&E certifications can make it much easier to achieve your career goals.