L1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment

The qualification

This qualification is designed for learners working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry.

Successful learners who also complete the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test, may apply for a CSCS labourers card which will enable them to gain access to construction sites.

The qualification covers common hazards and risks in a construction environment, safe manual handling practices, working safely at height and working safely around plant and machinery.

The qualification can be taken as stand-alone or as part of a wider programme of training, is available to learners aged 14+ and has one mandatory unit to complete.


Mandatory Unit
This qualification includes the following mandatory unit:
• Health and safety within construction

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 29 and of this 21 are recommended as guided learning. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by an open response workbook provided by Highfield.

What next?
Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further qualifications, such as:
• Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)

Where can this course be taken?
Through any Highfield approved training centre.

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