The Health and Safety Management for Construction qualification (NC) is aimed at managers, supervisors and anybody who manages construction health and safety as part of their duties within their organisation. The NC looks at construction workplace health and safety issues and can be applied in many sectors. On completion of the qualification, your learners will be able to:
• Advise on duties and manage construction risks under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015; • Justify the need for health and safety improvements; • Produce or contribute to a construction phase plan; • Help their organisation to manage contractors; • Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour; • Carry out a risk assessment of a construction site and manage a range of construction hazards; • Recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise these impacts; • Develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use a permit-to-work system; and • Take part in incident investigations.
The syllabus is covered in 1 unit (NC1) and the contents of this unit are as follows;
• The foundations of construction health & safety management • Improving health & safety culture and assessing risk • Managing change and procedures • Excavation • Demolition • Mobile plant and vehicles • Working at height • Musculoskeletal health and load handling • Work equipment • Electricity • Fire • Chemical and biological agents • Physical and psycological health
Notional Learning Hours:
Taught hours: 10 days of training including an optional revision day (roughly 68 tought hours) Self-study: It as an expectation that 40 hours is spent on self study
There is one open book examination (OBE) which is carried out remotely. Learners will have 48 hours to complete and submit their answers on the exam day. They do not have to complete the examination in one go.