Construction and Demolition Safety - HS48

Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Stewart Clarke
  • Mr. Christopher Dougherty


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About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
In many countries, more people die and are seriously hurt in construction-related incidents than any other activity. In typical oil and gas organizations, only road traffic collisions kill more people. Construction and demolition safety is thus of major interest to our industry.

Our training course is an externally-certified program designed to develop practical skills for application in construction projects. Its aim is to allow participants to identify and manage the causes of fatalities and disabling injuries during construction works, whilst at the same time, promoting high standards of occupational health and safety culture.
The course develops participant's awareness and knowledge of common hazards in construction and explains proven improvement approaches. Throughout the course, case studies illustrate good practices to bring home key messages on site safety. The course is approved and certified by CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board.
Designed For
Project managers, designers, engineers, site agents, HSE professionals, and others involved in managing construction sites. There are no pre-requisites for attending this course, but an appreciation of health and safety management will be advantageous.
You will learn
How To:
  • Interpret construction designs from drawings in terms of the risks they introduce to projects
  • Prepare health and safety plans for construction projects in all phases
  • Engage, induct, and develop safe working practices from construction workers including contractor supply chains
  • Identify, assess, and manage higher risk work (e.g. working at height) and construction operations such as use of excavation, scaffolding, plant and lifting equipment
  • Communicate effectively during construction projects, including with non-native language speakers
  • Prepare a health and safety file
  • Carry out safety inspections and examinations of safety-critical equipment
  • Promote health and safety improvement on construction sites
Course Content
  • To understand health and safety management in construction and demolition projects
  • Construction health and safety culture
  • Common construction hazards and control
  • Scaffold safety
  • Excavation
  • Work at height and fall protection
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment
  • Tool and work equipment safety
  • Movement of people and vehicles
  • Emergency preparedness and response