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This course provides delegates with an understanding of their responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health and welfare.

Course Overview

This course is designed to give delegates an overview of their responsibilities for health and safety on construction sites. It provides the ideal introduction for those supervisors who have had some or little previous health and safety training, and can also be used as a precursor to attendance on the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course. The training is intended to give site supervisors a clear understanding of how health and safety affects their role and the practical steps they can take to ensure a safe site.

It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively. This course is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites. This course is an ideal foundation for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities for junior management and upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course. Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

Course Content and Duration

On completion of this Target Zero Training Course candidates will have an excellent understanding of how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors. They will be given training to help them understand the problems of the industry and understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified.

Candidates will also receive training on how to successfully carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements and also be briefed to carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings. Topics covered include;

Overview of Role of a Supervisor
  • UK Legal System
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Risk Assessment
  • Working @ Height
  • Occupational Health inc Constructing Better Health
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regs 1995
  • Presentation Skills (Toolbox Talks)
  • Syndicate Exercises
  • 25 Question Multiple Choice Examination

Assessment & Award

The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Delegates are required to attend both sessions, since without full attendance and achievement in the examination the Construction Site Supervisors’ Safety Certificate cannot be made.

Delegates must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days, must complete the course within two weeks. Delegates unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. certificated sickness) will need to enroll onto a new course in order to maintain continuity of learning outcomes and attend both days again.

Certificates are valid for 5 years. However, due to continuing changes in legislation, technology, environmental management and cultural behaviour, it is recommended that refresher courses are undertaken within 3 years of completing the original course.

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January 26 @ 8:30 am
February 3 @ 4:30 pm


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Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3AG United Kingdom
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