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​Highfield Level 1 International Award in
Health and Safety for Construction Labourers and Site Visitors

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About Course

This qualification has been developed for individuals who work in the construction industry. Learners gaining this qualification will understand that keeping safe on a construction site is everyone’s responsibility. The topics covered include health and safety, working at height, excavations, fire safety, welfare facilities, confined spaces, personal protective equipment (PPE) and first aid requirements.

Qualification Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications - UK

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Standard English

Course Duration

  • 3 Hours​

Course Fees

  • INR 4000 / GBP 40 / USD 50

​Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Mode of Exam

  • Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • ​Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question [MCQ]

  • No. of Questions : 16

  • Pass mark : 10/16 (60%)

  • Exam Duration : 30 Minutes

Course Content

Understand the importance of health and safety in a construction environment

  • State the role and responsibilities of a site operative

  • Identify basic on site welfare and first aid requirements

  • State the safety procedures in the event of a fire

  • Identify what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required on site and who is responsible for this

  • Identify the importance of correct and safe manual handling

  • Identify an operative’s responsibilities when dealing with plant and machinery

  • State how to use a ladder safely

  • Identify an operative’s responsibilities when working at height (including the safe use of scaffolding and fall protection equipment)

  • State best practice for basic lifting operation when using lifting equipment

  • Identify the requirements when working in confined spaces and excavations

  • State what safety principles need to be followed when using hazardous substances

  • Identify safety principles when working in noisy environments

  • State the cause, effective and safety principles relating to hand arm vibration

  • State organisational and legal responsibilities relating to the use of drugs and alcohol on site

  • Give examples of how to protect members of the public from site operations

  • Identify the benefits of health screening


  • The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [ Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Qualification Documents

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