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Construction Sector Courses

Aid Training & Operations provide health and safety construction courses around the UK, helping you to ensure your project complies with all legal requirements and that your personnel remain safe on site.

All of our health and safety training courses are specifically designed for the construction industry, and are delivered in an engaging and enthusiastic way to help your staff attain the necessary qualifications for work.

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, responsibilities for Health and Safety
are given to the ‘Duty Holders’. 

Duty Holders are:

Principal Designer (& Designers)
Principal Contractor (& Contractors)

Full responsibilities for each key duty holder, as defined by the regulations, can be found in the industry guidance documents on the HSE website. 

We regularly work with clients in this sector including Midas Construction, Dragados Sisk, Langleys, Persimmon Group, and Bam Nuttall.

If you would like to sign up for a course, contact us today and our dedicated team will be more than happy to help you.

We're fortunate to work with a diverse range of clients in construction

  • Persimmon Homes

We have been most impressed with the professionalism and flexibility that Aid have shown since starting to deliver first aid training for school based and council staff since May 2003. We would be happy to recommend your company to other authorities/schools.

Mr P Health and Safety Advisor - Brighton & Hove City Council

What health and safety courses are available?

Claiming Funding

There is a funding system in place for larger construction companies which means they can often offset a large amount of their training cost.

Find out more about claiming a grant or contact us to discuss your options. 

What is the minimum provision? 

Construction companies will have to comply with the revised CDM regulations from Monday 6 April 2015 with a transitional period up to 6 October 2015.

Employers need to provide information, instruction, training and supervision, with workers having their training needs assessed against the needs of the job and employers to meet the gap in skills and knowledge through appropriate training.

Written construction phase plans will be required for all projects (including domestic client work) and a principal designer and principal contractor appointed when there is more than one contractor on a project.

The HS&E Test will be refreshed and updated to reflect the new CDM regulations. This is based upon knowledge gained from the basic ‘Health and Safety Awareness’ full day’s training and forms the minimum requirement. 

Do all construction site staff need to be health and safety trained?

All staff, at whatever level, must have received the minimum level of health and safety construction training, and that is to be increased with the job/task/functions they carry out on site.

Supervisors will need to take the Site Supervisions Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
Managers will take the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
Anybody carrying out and having direct responsibilities for Health and Safety would be advised to take the NEBOSH International General Cert in Occupational Health and Safety

Does the training provider need to be approved by the local authority?

The local authority does not need to approve providers unless they are funding the training.

However, all providers of Accredited courses must be ‘Approved Providers’ by the Awarding Body, such as NEBOSH and Site Safety Plus (CITB).

Aid Training is an Approved Provider of construction health and safety courses. 

How long are certificates valid for? 

Most health and safety qualifications are valid for three years. It is the duty holder’s responsibility to ensure all site personnel are up to date with their training and refresher courses. 

What other first aid and fire training courses are relevant to the construction industry? 

We offer a number of other training courses specifically for those working in construction in order to help meet first aid requirements, fire safety training, and the needs of those working in confined spaces:

What are the first aid requirements for construction sites?

The requirements for first aiders is to be made by the duty holder for the project which is drawn from the 
Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

These vary from site to site and project to project, but construction is classified as a higher hazard industry, and as such, more qualified first aiders are required. 

How many qualified first aiders are needed? 

Higher risk activities such as construction have the need for more first aiders, especially if workers are at different working levels, in confined spaces, at height, or working with hazardous substances.

The duty holder would have to satisfy the HSE Inspector and Insurance Company why their level of cover was lower in the case of a reportable/claimable accident.

For projects with five to 50 workers, there should be at least one first aider trained in Emergency First Aid at Work, or First Aid at Work, based on the type of injuries that might occur.

Any project with over 50 workers must have at least one first aider with a First Aid at Work qualification for every 50 people employed. 

What are the fire safety requirements for construction sites? 

Fire safety requirements are the same for any business. The duty holder is regarded as ‘the responsible person’ under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which is the overriding legislation for fire safety that provides the general fire precautions.

These include responsibilities like:

Carrying out a fire risk assessment, identifying the risks and hazards
Eliminating or reducing the risk from fire as far as reasonably practicable
Taking additional measures to ensure fire safety where flammable or explosive materials are used or stored
Identifying means of escape and measures to secure their safe and effective use

As the risks posed in the construction industry may well be higher, the duty holders must assess the risk as part of their strategic planning.

Specific training is required to understand many of the requirements, so we do recommend a fire safety training course. 

How many trained personnel do we need on site? 

As with first aid requirements, the number of fire safety trained staff must be decided by the duty holders and be acceptable by the local Fire Safety Officer of the Regional Fire Rescue Services. Justification on why a specific number was deemed adequate may be required.

Again, the duty holder should consider cover for different building levels, high risk areas, spread of the site, and sickness and holiday cover. 

Why Choose Aid Training & Operations? 

We have a range of courses and training programmes specifically geared towards construction, and our highly qualified instructors all have experience working in the industry and understanding the needs and requirements of colleagues.

Many of our courses are accredited and they are all taught in-line with the latest government regulations, including a diverse combination of practical and theoretical instruction and assessment.

Most of our courses can be delivered at your site or premises, on dates which suit both you and your team. Get in touch with us today to find out more and book your next course 01985 843100

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