IOSH Working Safely course gets construction industry recognition

IOSH’s one-day working safely course has now been recognised by Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

It means that delegates who successfully complete working safely can apply for a CSCS green labourer card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

Delegates who have already successfully completed their Working safely training have an opportunity to apply for their green card.

Tracey Wright, Commercial Development Manager at IOSH, said “We’ve been working closely with CSCS over the past five months to achieve this recognition, bringing Working Safely in line with their new national occupational standard. That’s because we know it’s important to so many of our training providers who recognise our course as being world-class training.”

Graham Wren, CSCS chief executive said “IOSH’s working safely course met our strict mapping criteria and we are confident that anyone who has successfully completed it will have the necessary understanding of on-site health and safety issues which affect labourers.”

Simon Jones, Santia’s Head of training division said “CSCS recognition makes the IOSH Working Safely course even more worthwhile.  It provides employees with an understanding of their individual responsibilities, contributing to health and safety in their workplace. Staff gain a basic overview of hazards, risk assessment and controls, workplace precautions, communications, accident reporting and pollution minimisation.

Santia’s experts can deliver this training at a range of venues across the country.

Post date: 23 Oct 2014

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