Essentials of Health and Safety in Construction

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This training course has been mapped to:
  • UK-SPEC Competence E2: Manage and apply safe systems of work
  • ICE Key Attribute 6A: A sound knowledge of legislation, hazards and safe systems of work
  • ICE Key Attribute 6B: Ability to manage risks
  • ICE Key Attribute 6C: Ability to manage health, safety and welfare within own area of responsibility
  • ICE Key Attribute 6D: Commitment to leading continuous improvement in health, safety and welfare

This three day training programme considers the whole spectrum of health and safety regulation and guidance for the construction industry. Aimed at all sectors, it raises awareness and offers pan-discipline guidance and practical advice.

Day one focusses on the management of health and safety. It considers three of the key pieces of legislation covering the construction industry: The Health and Safety at Work Act, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
Day two offers insights into health protection. It focusses on a number of specific legislative regulations and discusses their application in the construction industry including COSHH, Manual Handling, Noise, Vibration, Asbestos, Lead and Personal Protective Equipment.
Day three looks at heath and safety in practice. Delegates are given guidance on the practical application of the essential health and safety legislation in the construction environment, for both designers and contractors. Day three includes specific advice on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Part 4, Working at Height, Temporary Works, Earthworks, Plant Safety and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment.




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Programme overview

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Day One

Session 1 Introduction and setting of day 1 objectives
Session 2 Accidents and ill-health in construction
Session 3 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Session 4 Outline of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
Session 5 Accident prevention
Session 6 Managing health and safety in construction

Day Two

Session 1 Introduction and setting of day 2 objectives
Session 2 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Session 3 Manual handling
Session 4 Exposure to noise and vibration at work
Session 5 Miscellaneous health hazards in construction
Session 6 Personal protective equipment

Day Three

Session 1 Introduction and setting of day 3 objectives
Session 2 Synopsis of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Part 4
Session 3 Elevated working places
Session 4 Temporary works procedures
Session 5 Safety in earthworks
Session 6 Construction plant safety
Session 7 Lifting appliances and lifting equipment

The tutors are widely experienced in the understanding and practical application of health and safety regulation and legislation across the construction industry at all levels.

Learning objectives
  • The key legislation relating to the management of health and safety
  • Individual and corporate responsibilities for health, safety and welfare
  • The assessment of risk
  • The key health protection regulations relating to material, operational and environmental hazards
  • The application of key regulations in the construction cycle
Who should attend?

This training course is intended for civil and structural engineers working in the construction industry, who are looking for an ntroduction to health and safety in construction. Delegates will include:

  • Site and office personnel
  • Designers
  • Contractors
  • Project managers

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