CITB CSCS Health & Safety Awareness (HSA)

Health And Safety Training Deliverable Across The UK


This CITB CSCS Health & Safety Awareness (HSA) one-day course is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards the construction worker may face on site.
It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others; outlining the employer’s duties; and explaining what should be done if the worker thinks that anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.
The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card.
This course is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer Card.
The CITB CSCS HSA course provides health and safety awareness and is endorsed by Build UK as standard training for all operatives on site and is listed in the Construction Training Directory.


Aims & Objectives

To ensure the individual responsibilities are understood:

  • Why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • What is expected of them
  • How they contribute to the safety of the workplace

At the end of the day delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the need to prevent accidents
  • Have an understanding of health and safety law
  • Identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site
  • Understand the need for risk assessments and method statements
  • Appreciate the need to perform safely, and to stop and ask for advice if not sure
  • Report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Entry Requirements

Delegates must be competent in English at operative level. The course content is suited to all ability levels. If you have any concerns then please contact us and we will be happy to help you. 


Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Delegates are also expected to actively participate during the course.

The examination paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB.
The examination pass mark is 80% (20 out of 25).
There are 3 safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must get all 3 of these questions correct to pass the exam.
This exam paper forms the basis of assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of health and safety awareness for a certificate of achievement to be issued.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.

Candidates achievements will be listed in the Construction Training Register.


The HSA certificate is valid for 5 years. After 2 years, if the holder has not applied for and received their full CSCS card, the HSA course will need to be renewed.


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Further information about this course is available in the Scheme Rules.

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