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IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Site Managers

Venue: Norwich
Date: 05/06/2020

This course has been developed by IOSH in consultation with CITB, Build UK and the wider Industry.

In attending this course, delegates will explore the unique issues to be managed in the construction industry to protect employees, contractors, neighbours and others. Delegates will consider aspects of successful health and safety management to enable them to positively contribute to safe project delivery.

Course Outline:

  • Local law and enforcement
  • Preparing for work – general management of the site, workers and contractors
  • Setting up the site
  • Construction phase health and safety
  • Accidents 

Local law and enforcement

  • Basics of UK law
  • Legal duties of the employer, self-employed and employees in the prevention of accidents
  • Powers and enforcement options of the local health and safety enforcement bodies
  • Benefits of putting a robust health and safety policy in place
  • Legal requirements for the provision of information, training and instruction
  • Main provisions of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. 

Preparing for work – general management of the site, workers and contractors

  • Principles of good leadership, management and employee consultation, engagement and influencing behaviour
  • Why good site inductions and communication are critical in ensuring a site remains safe
  • Importance of competent, trained site personnel
  • Importance of toolbox talks to convey / reinforce health and safety messages
  • Importance of risk assessments and the development process
  • PPE / RPE requirements
  • Typical signage and its significance
  • Importance of method statements
  • Use of permits to work 

Preparing for work – general management of the site, workers and contractors

  • Typical emergency scenarios and procedures for dealing with these
  • Importance of drills and tests
  • Requirements for site first-aid arrangements
  • Key considerations for managing fire hazards
  • Responsibilities for managing fire risks
  • Importance of managing environmental aspects and impacts related to construction projects
  • Local and global environmental impacts
  • Main environmental elements to be protected and the actions to be taken in order to achieve this
  • Common ecological issues pertaining to construction sites and the management arrangements required
  • Causes of nuisance and measures to mitigate nuisance
  • How land can become contaminated and the actions required to manage work on contaminated ground
  • Pollution pathway, causes of pollution and prevention measures
  • Different types of waste
  • Waste control hierarchy and how to manage waste control documentation and processes. 

Setting up the site

  • Site requirements for the welfare of construction workers on site
  • Management of plant and equipment, including mobile plant
  • Importance of segregating vehicles and pedestrians and maintaining a safe site
  • Hazards and controls for slips, trips and falls
  • Key elements of setting out a construction site. 

Construction phase health and safety

  • Legal and procedural issues associated with the management of lifting operations
  • How to manage lifting operations safely
  • Inspection regime for lifting equipment
  • Excavation risks
  • Control and management of excavation work
  • Control and management of confined spaces
  • Rescue procedures from confined spaces 

Construction phase health and safety

  • Control and management of fixed electrical systems and electrical equipment on site
  • Emergency procedures for electrical incidents
  • Control of the management of overhead and underground services
  • Control of the management of temporary works
  • Management of mobile, lone and out-of-hours workers.
  • Key issues and control of working at height including:
    • plans and risk assessments
    • roofs and fragile surfaces
    • common access equipment
    • working platforms and ladders
    • management, use and stability of scaffolds
    • fall arrest and suspension equipment
  • Hazards and risks of work equipment, including mobile plant and machinery, and the methods to control use of these
  • Key issues and controls associated with mental health
  • Hazards, risks and control of asbestos
  • Hazards, risks and control of lead
  • Hazards, risks and control of noise
  • Hazards, risks and control of vibration
  • Hazards, risks and control of manual handling activities
  • Hazards, risks and control of hazardous substances
  • Hazards, risks and identification of drug and alcohol problems in the workplace
  • Importance of measuring, monitoring and reporting health and safety performance in the workplace
  • Use of information to demonstrate that health and safety is being managed effectively
  • Factors to consider when building and preparing for an inspection.


  • Why accidents occur, through investigation of root causes
  • Human factors and their role in accidents
  • Reporting of accidents and incidents and how this can be used to identify trends in the workplace
  • How to identify and implement corrective actions.

Please contact Sharon David at sharon@phoenixsolutionsuk.com or by phone 01639 506128 for further information.


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