Keep yourself and your colleagues safe when working on site. Learn about potential hazards, gain practical advice and prove your understanding.
When you buy the eCourse you get access to:
- the interactive online course material
- an online version of the Construction health and safety awareness (GE707) publication
- an online end of course examination.
Who is it for?
Recommended if you live in the UK, are working in the construction and civil engineering industries and are looking to:
- refresh your basic health and safety knowledge
- apply for a CSCS labourer card.
You need to be able to read and understand English to a good standard.
Please note that additional support such as voiceovers are not available for the Health and Safety Awareness OnVUE exam.
What does it cover?
- Workers' individual responsibilities for their own safety and the safety of others.
- Typical construction hazards and how these are controlled.
- How everyone can help achieve better practical standards of safety on site.
- Legal requirements and liabilities.
- Working at height.
- Manual handling.
- Fire prevention.
- Work equipment.
- Occupational health.
What qualification will I get?
- You will receive confirmation that you have successfully completed the Site Safety Plus, Health and safety awareness course in the form of a 'Score Report' from our examination provider, Pearson VUE. You will also receive a digital certificate via email within 48 hours.
- It is equivalent to the Level 1 Award in Health and safety in a construction environment and can be used to support your application for a CSCS labourer card.
- Certification is valid for five years.
What are the benefits of learning online?
- The interactive online course takes approximately four hours.
- The course can be completed in one go or over a period of days or weeks.
- You have up to 12 months to complete it.
- Return to the course as many times as you like, it will remember and track your progress.
What's included in the price?
- Access to the online course for up to 12 months.
- Access to the online publication Construction health and safety awareness (GE707), for up to 12 months.
- It provides further information to support your learning.
- The end of course invigilated examination, delivered online (using your own equipment) by our partners Pearson VUE.
- There is a £21 fee if you need to retake your exam.
What does the end of course examination involve?
- The examination consists of 25 multiple choice questions with a total score of 30.
- Pass mark is 25 marks out of 30.
- 20 questions are worth 1 mark.
- 5 questions are worth 2 marks.
- You will have 30 minutes to complete the exam.You will need valid photographic ID (a passport or UK/EU driving licence).
- If you haven’t done so already, be sure to test your system using the same network and computer you will use on the day of the exam.
- If you are aged 16 to 18, your parent or guardian will need to attend the exam check-in process with Pearson VUE.
What do I need to complete the interactive course?
To complete the interactive course you need a reliable internet connection and a desktop computer, laptop or standard-sized tablet (eCourse are not supported on mobile handsets).
- Operating system: Windows, Apple or Android.
- Processor: 3 GHz.
- RAM: 2 GB.
- Broadband speed: 512 kbps.
- Screen resolution: 1024 by 768.
- The most recent version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
What do I need to take the end of course exam?
To take the end of course examination you need a reliable internet connection and a desktop computer or laptop with a webcam, speakers and microphone.
We recommend that you make sure you have access to the relevant equipment before purchasing this eCourse as you may not qualify for a refund. You can test your system now.
- Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS 10.13 and above (excluding beta versions). Note: Windows operating systems must pass genuine windows validation. Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7 are strictly prohibited for exam delivery. All Linux/Unix based operating systems are strictly prohibited.
- RAM: OS specified minimum RAM, 4 GB or more.
- Display: Minimum resolution 1024 x 768 in 16-bit colour.
- Internet browser: The most recent versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
- Internet connection: For optimal performance, a reliable and stable connection speed of 3 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up is required. Tethering to a mobile hotspot is explicitly prohibited.
- Webcam, sound and microphone: Webcam must have a minimum resolution of 640 x 480 @ 10 fps. Webcam may be internal or may be external and connected to the computer. Mac users may need to allow OnVUE within their ‘System Preferences: Security & Privacy: Privacy’ settings for microphone, camera, automation and input monitoring.
- Device: All tablets are strictly forbidden, unless it has a physical keyboard and also meets the operating system requirements mentioned earlier.
What should I consider before I buy?
- Can I get a refund if I realise this isn’t the right course for me?
- You can request a refund within 28 days of purchase, but only if you haven’t accessed the eCourse by pressing the ‘start’ button. If you have bought vouchers you can request a refund within 28 days of purchase, but only if the voucher hasn’t been redeemed.
- Do I have access to the equipment that I need?
- To complete an eCourse we recommend that you use a desktop computer, laptop or standard-sized tablet (not a smartphone).
- To take the end of course examination the technical requirements are stricter and you can only use a desktop computer or laptop.
Is this course grant eligible?
Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £30 grant for each delegate who completes this course. For the grant payment to be made automatically the employers CITB levy number must be provided by the delegate when purchasing a course or redeeming a voucher.