CITB HSA – Health & Safety Awareness


This course highlights potential hazards when working on-site and provides practical advice on keeping yourself and your colleagues safe. It covers your individual and employer’s responsibilities, including what you can do if you think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

Goal of the course

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of the following 

  • the need to prevent accidents
  • health and safety law
  • how your role fits into the control and management of the site
  • risk assessments and method statements
  • performing safely and asking for advice
  • how to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

WHo should attend

The CITB Health and Safety Awareness 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 aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues. 

This is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain the green CSCS Labourers Card.


Testing will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Delegates are also expected to actively participate during the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course.

The question paper consists of 25 multiple-choice questions: 20 questions are worth one mark each and 5 questions are worth two marks each. The delegates must obtain 25 marks out of 30 (83%) or more in order to pass the examination. This exam must be taken at the end of the course. The examination paper number will be notified when the course booking is accepted by CITB. 

For a delegate to obtain certification for this course they must pass the HSA examination. The examination lasts 30 minutes and must be completed within this time. This is a closed book exam.



The course is a 1 day course consisting of 7/8 hours you must attend to pass the course

Qualification / accreditation

Upon completion of the course and passing all required assessments the delegate will be awarded a CITB Health and Safety Awareness. The certificate is valid for 5 years.

citb grant

Yes. Please speak to a member of a sales team should you require any further information.