MEL Health and Safety Consultants

General Health & Safety Awareness (Site Safety Plus Operative Course)

Course Name General Health & Safety Awareness (Site Safety Plus Operative Course)
Duration 1 day
Max Number of Delegates 14
Course Fee £130.00 (course fee) + VAT per delegate on a public course.

£730.00 + VAT for a private course.

£12.00 (GE707 publication) and £50.00 registration fee + VAT required per delegate on both public and private courses.


This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce, to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site.

It provides a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues identifying individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer’s duties are and what should be done if they think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

The aims and objectives of the one-day course are:

To ensure that individual responsibilities are understood:

  • why they are carrying out their identified duties, and
  • what is expected of them, and
  • to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace

To ensure that at the end of the course Delegates will be able to:

  • understand the need to prevent accidents
  • have an understanding of health and safety law
  • identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site
  • understand the need for risk assessments and method statements
  • appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure
  • feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident.


The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course, as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Course progression

This course is an ideal introduction for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities, and becoming aware of hazards and risks on site.

Upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course.

Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

      If you would like to receive more information about this course please call a member of our training department on 01708 555544 or click here to contact us via email.