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Hazards and controls associated with the home building sector


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is suitable for those who have or are about to enter the construction or civil engineering industry to provide candidates with an introduction to the hazards and controls in place within the home building sector.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is suitable for those who have or are about to enter the construction or civil engineering industry to provide candidates with an introduction to the hazards and controls in place within the home building sector.

The scope includes:

  • possible hazards on a home building site, to include:
    • working at height
    • manual handling
    • hazardous materials
    • site operations, such as: plant movements, excavations…
    • fire
  • measures to reduce the risk from the identified hazards, to include:
    • training
    • pedestrian segregation
    • housekeeping
    • face fit tests
    • warning signs and notices
    • legislation, to include: corporate responsibility, environment…
    • company processes
    • risk assessments.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft
  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.

Instruction/supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical learning.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

Health & safety executive (HSE), other relevant codes of practice or industry card scheme criteria recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training (i.e. to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every 5 years.

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Identify the possible hazards on a home building site
  • Describe the controls in place to reduce the risk from identified hazards.
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