Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

Looking to apply for a Green CSCS Labourer/operative card?

To apply for a Green CSCS operative card you need to hold a recognised health and safety qualification as well as pass the CITB health and safety exam. This qualification is now available as an online learning package with no need to attend a training centre for a day course.

Take our course now. On completion, you will hold a fully recognised level 1 health and safety in a construction environment which is valid for the application of a Green CSCS labourer or operative card. In addition, you will be fully prepared for the CITB health safety and environment test which you must pass to apply for a card.

Stage 1: Complete a recognised Health and safety qualification.
Stage 2: Book and pass the CITB health and safety exam for an Operative.
Stage 3: Apply for your card (full instruction provided when you book your CITB test)

Book your course now for £129.99 or book a package including your CITB health and safety exam for £164.99

Level 1 H&S Course

Level 1 award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Course

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CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test

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Course & CITB Exam Package

Package for both Level 1 Course and CITB Test

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Course Content

Completing the course is simple. Once you have received your log in details you can access the course content via any PC or laptop, at work in in your own home. On average the course will take between 5 to 8 hours in total to complete and can be done at a pace that suits you.

The course content, listed below, is designed not only to  ensure you have the full knowledge of how to work safely in a construction environment but also to prepare you for the CITB health and safety exam.

Topics covered are:

  • Risk assessments
  • The importance of safe manual handling
  • Slips and trips
  • Working safely at height
  • Risks to health
  • Fire, electricity, noise and vibration
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Health and safety signs and notices
  • Welfare facilities and personal hygiene
  • Emergencies and basic first aid
  • Working safely around plant and equipment


The exam needs to be taken on a laptop or PC with a webcam as you and your screen will be recorded to ensure you are taking the exam under regulated exam conditions. Your exam can be taken anytime between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday (however we need 2 working days notice to arrange this for you).

You will also need to be able to send us a copy of any valid photo ID you hold so the exam invigilator can verify your identity. This will be requested from you once we receive your course order.

The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete it. The pass mark is 80%.