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Construction Safety and Health

Learn all about managing safety at construction workplaces with this free online course

Health and Safety
Free Course
This free online course details safety management practices and recommendations for contractors and employers. The course will help you plan and carry out your work in a way that protects your employees and the people around a worksite. This course will teach you how to develop safety plans, accurately assess risks and noise on worksites, and carry out construction and demolition tasks safely and effectively. So start your learning today!





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This course begins by giving you an overview of construction safety which aims to ensure that a construction site doesn’t cause immediate danger to the public around a construction site or the workers at a construction site. Health and safety in construction are important because the industry is prone to hazardous situations and can be dangerous at times. You will learn how to ensure that the finished product of construction can meet the required safety standards and the processes that can be employed to achieve this.

You will then look into health and safety in scaffolding works and study the different risks associated with it. With this course, you will learn about the different types of scaffolds, and the procedures for safely erecting, dismantling, and modifying them. You will also learn about how to plan and safely execute demolition works, as well as the possible risks and control systems to manage associated demolition risks. Lastly, you will take an in-depth look at noise hazards on worksites, its assessment, and the recommendations for effective management.

The leading safety hazards on construction sites include falls, electrocutions, and being caught between or struck by objects. These hazards have caused injuries and deaths on construction sites throughout the world. Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to maintain an effective safety management system that will help increase productivity and morale in the workplace and gain a good knowledge of how to reduce the likelihood of accidents happening. Make sure to enrol in this course to learn all these, and more!

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to :

  • Describe the SMP20
  • Outline the different sections in the SMP20
  • Discuss forms in SMP20
  • Identify key Identify the key regulations that govern safety at work in construction
  • Define hazard, risk, and control measures.
  • Describe the SSWP document
  • Describe the duties of different groups of people when it comes to scaffolding work
  • Describe the features of different types of scaffold
  • Discuss common hazards and risk controls that can occur when doing scaffolding work
  • Define demolition work
  • Discuss the process of noise assessment




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