What Is A CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course?

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So you are thinking of taking a CITB health and safety awareness course to boost your skills and career prospects? Well if you are wondering what the course is about and who it is designed for then you have come to the right place.

Every year, thousands of people trying to get their CSCS labourer study this 1 day safety course.

In fact, it is one of the fundamental courses that are required in many occupations.

We are going to look at some basic information about the course and why it is a beneficial qualification to have.

What Does This Course Cover?

The CITB health and safety awareness course offers a solid understanding of UK health and safety law, accident prevention and risk assessments in addition to realising how your role fits into the wider need for safety awareness in the workplace.

It is aimed at those who have begun, or are about to start, work as a labourer or if you want to pursue employment in a health and safety capacity. It offers an important understanding of workplace safety and why it is so important.

What Are the Entry Requirements?

The great thing about this course is that there are very little entry requirements! Do you have a good comprehension of the English language? Well you can take the 1-day course.

As an individual you don’t need to have any previous health and safety experience or even know what a risk assessment is. There is no need to be experienced in the construction industry to take this training and for many people it is the first step towards getting a new job.

Do You Have to Complete a Test?

In a word, yes. There is a short test at the end of the course. There aren’t many people who actually like doing tests and exams so the course doesn’t focus heavily on an examination but you will need to pass the test to get your certificate.

Don’t worry though because everything that is on the test is covered on the day of the course itself. There won’t be any big surprises that are designed to catch you out.

Benefits of Taking a CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

The course will allow you to enhance your health and safety knowledge and practical skills especially if you are in and around construction sites. It is often the first step to getting your CSCS green card. In order to gain your CSCS green card you need to pass both this course and the Health Safety & Environment Test.

It is also required if you are going to take a CPCS plant course to earn your trained operator card.

Why not watch our 90 second video that tells you exactly what you need to get your CSCS card and how much it costs?


You can take the course for as little as £130 and it is also possible to book this course onsite as well. If you pass the CITB health and safety awareness course, then you not only open doors to finding employment but you can gain valuable skills to use in your existing job too.

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