Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
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Why choose this qualification?
The Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification provides an important foundation to Health and Safety for individuals working or intending to work within the Construction industry. The qualification covers risk assessment, working at height, manual handling, improving health and safety at work and the safe operation of equipment.
The single mandatory unit in the Award has been based upon the National Occupational Standard COSVR641 (Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare). From July 2014, achievement of the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award fulfils the mandatory training requirements for the new CSCS Labourer Green Card.
March 2018 – new guidelines have been received from CSCS regarding the assessment of learners, which stipulate that each Assessment Criteria within the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment must be formally assessed within its own right to enable learners to pass that assessment.
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.
Progression may be into employment in a Construction role or to further learning. Gateway Qualifications offers a suite of Skills for Construction qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 1.