This Controlling Health Risks in Construction course teaches participants how to identify the most common health risks on construction sites, the processes that generate them, and how to control them to a standard to prevent and reduce occupational ill health.
The focus for the past number of years has been on reducing the number of accidents on construction sites, which has generated impressive results. The same effort is now needed to reduce worker ill health.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a construction worker is currently 100x more likely to die from an occupational disease than an accident at work. BOHS’ Breathe Freely campaign has been instrumental in raising awareness of the health issues in the construction industry, and the demand for the Certificate in Controlling Health Risks in Construction (CCHRC) is a direct result of this.
The Certificate in Controlling Health Risks in Construction has been specially designed to provide training for anyone who has functional responsibility for controlling health risks on a construction site, such as site supervisors and site managers.
Assessment is through individual and group exercises and an end-of-course multiple-choice test. Successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.