Who is SA006 - Safe Working in Civils training for?
This Smart Awards certification is designed for individuals who work in the construction or civil engineering sector or those who are seeking employment in the industry. This may include construction workers, engineers, supervisors, managers, and other professionals from this sector.
This course is particularly aimed at individuals who work in a telecommunication (or similar utility/construction) environment. It also enables learners to gain knowledge of compliance with Health and Safety legislation. This accreditation tests learners’ knowledge and understanding of dangers associated with these works and the safety precautions required while working in civils.
What will you learn?
The SA006 accreditation provides basic knowledge regarding legislation and dangers associated with safe working in a utility construction environment. Learners are provided with the knowledge to understand the hazards and potential risks associated with civils works in utilities environment. The course also helps to promote a culture of health and safety on construction and civil sites.
Safe Working in Civils Learning Objectives:
- Have knowledge of health and safety legislation
- Identifying potential hazards and how to risk assess
- Understand how to develop and implement risk control measures
- Knowledge of different types of PPE available and how to select and use them effectively
- Understand the importance of following safe working practices
- How to communicate effectively with colleagues and supervisors in health and safety matters
Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.
This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.
Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.