Dean Training Limited is an independent testing and training centre based in North West London. With many years of experience we can help you achieve the right qualification for the right job, we offer training and support to ensure you are relaxed and prepared before you start your test or training.
We advise our clients to study the Health, Safety and Environment test book for Operatives and Specialists prior to the test which is available to purchase from our office. In June 2014 the CSCS card rules changed. Labourers now need to pass a one day Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, as well as passing the CSCS test before they can apply for the 5 year card.
We can offer a one day package to get clients on site in the quickest possible time. Another option is to pass the CSCS test and apply for a provisional 6 month card which is non-renewable and gives you 6 months in which to complete a Level 1 Award. If you have been refused entry on site, our same day test service, instant pass certificate and supporting letter will enable you to start work straight away.
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Anyone applying for a CSCS Green Card will be required to complete the new BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. The qualification replaces the old accreditation route which has been widely abused.
There is just one mandatory unit: ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ – to be delivered over 40 learning hours. The aim of this unit is to ensure building labourers have a basic understanding of health and safety working practices, relevant legal regulations and the responsibilities of staff and site operatives on construction sites.
Who needs this qualification?
Anyone wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Green Card to work on a UK construction site.
Why is this qualification important?
The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment provides learners with an essential foundation in relevant matters of health and safety. It is suitable for individuals wanting to work in the construction industry and those already employed in the industry seeking to renew their knowledge in this area.
The qualification pre-supposes no former knowledge on the part of those who aim to attain it.
Relationship with the Qualifications and Credit Framework
The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment is accredited by the UK qualifications regulators in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
The level of a qualification indicates its relative difficulty. Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment will earn a candidate four credits.
- The importance, key terms, legal responsibilities and reasons for good health and safety
- Fatalities, injuries and ill-health in construction
- Risk assessments and method statements
- Slips and trips
- Working at height
- Moving vehicles and mobile plan
- Work equipment
- Manual handling
- Hazardous substances
- Alcohol and drugs
- Health and safety signs
- Personal protective equipment
- Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
- Emergencies and first aid
- Reporting accidents and ill health
The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+ who require development of their knowledge and understanding of health and safety in a construction environment. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to work safely and efficiently in their workplace. The qualification is also for individuals who wish to gain the CSCS Green Card, or for current Construction Site Operative cardholders seeking renewal.
This course is a popular route for anyone looking to take their first step towards obtaining a CSCS Labourers (Green) Card. This one day course can be for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry. The course gives delegates an awareness of health and safety and how it affects their daily role.
Please note it is mandatory for all candidates to hold or achieve a First Aid at Work or First Person on Scene qualification when applying for your SIA license.
You must provide:
- Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
- One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
- If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.
- Signed valid passport of any other nationality.
- Signed valid UK photo driving licence (both parts of the full or provisional licence are required)
- UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
- UK biometric residence permit
- Valid EU photo ID card.
- Valid UK firearms licence with photo
- Signed valid UK paper driving licence.
- Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
- UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
- Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
- UK adoption certificate
- P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
- P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
- Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
- Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
- Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only submit one utility bill in support of your application.
- Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
- British work permit or visa issued in last 12 months.
- Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
- A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
- Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
- Child benefit book issued in last 12 months.