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Construction Industry Council launches new route to CSCS Card for Built Environment Professionals

Updated: Jun 8


The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has today launched a new cutting edge e-learning Heath & Safety Certification course which on passing, has been agreed by CSCS as an acceptable alternative to the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test. This course, designed in collaboration with our training partners Accredex, is specifically designed for professionals working within the Built Environment and Construction sector. This brand new course is vital to plugging a gap in the market for a test for industry professionals who are required to visit site as part of their role but who are not site based.


The course is a fully flexible and can accessed via any internet connected device at any time, giving the flexibility to take the required course modules wherever and whenever suits business needs. The course comprises six modules which cover a whole spectrum of content relevant to industry professionals. These include subjects not in the current CSCS routes such as staying safe on sites not controlled by a Principal Contractor. The modules include legal requirements on site, your safety onsite, your health and welfare on site, risk management issues, design risk management and protecting the environment. Each interactive module combines a ‘teach me, test me’ approach which enables users to practice their understanding of the content as they work through the course. Users receive a three year certification once they have successfully completed the final exam which will enable them to visit site with current and proficient learnings to conduct themselves in a safe manner.




A pass in the final examination has been recognised by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) as an acceptable alternative to a pass in the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.


This course is affordably priced at between £29.99 and £39.99 per person, dependent on the number of licences purchased, and will provide benefits and protection for your business, yourself, your fellow workers, the public and the environment. No further learning materials need to be purchased as these are all embedded within the e-learning course. The price of the course also includes two attempts at an examination which once passed will be accepted as the independent health and safety element required of attaining the CSCS PQP card.


CIC Chief Executive Graham Watts said of this new course; Health and Safety is at the heart of our industry and CIC wanted to create a relevant, modern and affordable route to health and safety accreditation professionals who visit sites as part of their services to clients. This content rich course was developed by industry professionals for industry professionals. It is more relevant and meaningful to those of us who visit site than previous tests. The flexibility of an online course also allows us to make sure it is updated as the landscape within the industry changes.


CIC are running a series of half hour webinars to provide further information on this new cutting edge course and give you to opportunity to have any questions answered. To register for one please click here.


To purchase the course please click here.




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