Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness: Fencing
Stay safe on site and protect your work colleagues with our 1-day course.
Overview in brief
The fencing industry has a much higher than average rate of accidents, ill-health and deaths.
This is partly due to the nature of the work and equipment used.
It’s essential then that you- and your work colleagues- stay on site by being fully aware all health & safety requirements.
Our 1-day course will provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of health and safety, specifically tailored for the fencing industry.
It’s recognised and approved by BuildUK and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).
The finer details
Our 1-day course covers both theory and practical assessment.
You’ll receive a certificate of training once it is completed.
We’ll teach you all about maintaining good health and safety for all aspects of fencing.
You’ll learn about how to recognise hazards and how to prevent accidents.
- Law, regulation and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
- Risks, prevention and control
- Accidents, ill-health and near misses – cause and consequence
- Welfare and first aid
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Manual handling operations
- Provision and use of work equipment
- Working in specific/specialised working environments
- Environmental awareness.
What will be covered?
What will be covered?
By the end of his course, you’ll be able to:
- Know the principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work
- Recognise employee and employer responsibilities with regard to the regulation and law which applies to health and safety in the construction workplace
- Identify and operate within safe systems of work
- Know common risks of accidents and near-misses in the construction workplace and the potential consequences thereof. Be able to report accidents and near-misses appropriately
- Identify key first aid and welfare information. Know common first aid roles and responsibilities in the workplace
- Identify the right PPE for the job at hand and know the duties regarding PPE for employers and employees
- Assess and make lifts safely
- Recognise the meaning of key health and safety signage in the workplace and respond accordingly
- Know basic principles of fire prevention and fire fighting in the workplace
- Know the principal dangers when working with or around electricity
- Know the principal dangers when working with or around work equipment from handheld to mobile plant and vehicles
- Know significant risks and challenges when working at height, in confined spaces, and in excavations
- Understand how pollution is minimised and sustainability is maximised on site.