The Construction Industry Training Board and Site Safety Plus Scheme provides the building, civil engineering and allied industries with a framework for training and career development, for all levels of the workforce.
The CITB Scheme recognises a natural progression, from someone new to the industry through to those responsible for managing construction work. Starting with a health and safety awareness day to prepare for the Health and Safety Test, and progressing to an intermediate level for those about to have supervisory responsibilities. There is then and an advanced level for those with management responsibilities.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Based in the UK, but with members around the World, it’s a not-for-profit organisation covering everything there is to know about health and safety.
IOSH accredited courses are all aimed at different levels of profession in any industry and are recognised across the UK and overseas. IOSH courses are among the most respected of qualifications in health and safety, and some of the most popular too, with roughly 150,000 people each year undertaking an IOSH training course.
Having trained First aiders in every workplace or work environment is a legal requirement. There is also a moral and social argument for the immediate preservation of life which this training is designed for.
As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Employers must provide information about first-aid arrangements to their employees.
Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks are more likely to need a trained first-aider. The first-aid needs assessment tool will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health offers globally recognised and vocationally-directed training courses and qualifications which are designed with the health, safety and risk management sectors in mind. They can be relevant to many different areas of work and all NEBOSH qualifications are recognisable by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
Our NEBOSH training courses include a Construction-focused course, a General course and Construction Conversion course and all courses are intended for project managers and supervisors in the construction industry.