When working on construction sites, contractors require all Labourers to hold a valid CSCS Labourers (Green) Card to prove their level of health and safety awareness. Access to construction sites may be restricted if Labourers do not hold a valid card.

To obtain the Card, Labourers must:

  • Successfully attend a Health and Safety Awareness Course, or achieve an equivalent, and
  • Hold a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test (within 2 years).

Health and Safety Awareness Course – This course is aimed at construction workers who need to obtain the CSCS Labourers (Green) Card.  The course may be also useful as an introduction to health and safety at work for people who are new to the Construction Industry.

  • Responsibilities
  • Accidents and Reporting
  • Health and Welfare
  • Dust and Fumes
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Procedures and First Aid
  • Fire Protection
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Electrical Safety and Hand Held Tools
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Site Transport Safety
  • Excavations and Confined Spaces
  • Safety Signs and Signals

CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test – The CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test helps workers prove that they meet a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness while working on site. There are 50 multiple choice questions.

Duration – Health and Safety Awareness Course is 1 day. The CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test is a maximum of 45 minutes.

Location – The training centre is based in Coppull (PR7 4ND). The CITB Health, Safety and Environment is taken at testing centres available Nationwide.

Those who successfully complete the test/course will receive a certificate from a recognised awarding organisation: CITB/Cskills Awards.

 

Once the course is successfully complete and a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (within 2 years) is held, the CSCS Labourers (Green) Cards can be applied for.