SQA Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (for the CSCS Green Labourer card)

Course information

The SQA Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment is accepted by CSCS for the green labourer card. As well as this 1 day course you are required to sit the HS&E Operatives test (which we also deliver at our centre in Cardenden). This course is for you if you’re considering, or are already working within the construction and civil engineering industry.  The Level 1 Award is a life-long qualification.


The qualification is suitable for:

  • School leavers
  • College students
  • Trainees preparing for employment
  • Experienced site workers

The course covers the following areas: 

  • Principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving Health & Safety at Work
  • Safe manual handling in the workplace
  • Working safely at height in the workplace
  • Risks to health within a construction environment
  • Working safely around plant and equipment

Course duration 

1 Day 


Candidates will be issued with an SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) Certificate. This is a life-long qualification.

Further information

We are an ITA approved centre. Get in touch to find out how you can use your £200 ITA grant towards the cost of this course. We have ITA funding packages which include the cost of the CSCS labourer card, the HSA 1 day course plus the CITB HS&E test. Contact us for further information.

If you already hold an SVQ Level 2 or above you may be able to apply for a Skilled Worker CSCS card in your occupation. Please get in touch and we can help.

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