Construction Safety Focus – Caught-In-Between Hazards

Construction Safety Focus – Caught-In-Between Hazards

The hazards you are likely to encounter

The responsibilities of your employers

Your responsibilities for safety and safe working on location

Why This Course Is Essential

Awareness is the key to prevention!

Welcome to “Safety Focus – Caught-In-Between Hazards,” your gateway to a safer environment within the construction industry. This is the second instalment in our enlightening series about the Construction Focus Four Hazards, a set of risks that every worker in this industry should be familiar with.

This comprehensive course provides in-depth knowledge and practical guidance on construction safety practices to ensure a safe working environment. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of various hazards encountered in the construction industry and learn effective strategies to prevent accidents and injuries. The course covers topics such as machinery guarding, excavation site safety, competent person responsibilities, training requirements, and the use of protective systems.

Through engaging content and real-world examples, participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain a culture of safety in construction workplaces.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Identify and assess common hazards found in construction sites, including caught-in-between, pinned-between, and crushed-by hazards, and understand the associated risks.

Explain the importance of implementing proper guarding measures on machinery and equipment with moving parts to prevent workplace injuries.

Describe different methods of protecting workers in excavation sites, such as sloping, benching, trench boxes, and shoring systems, and understand when to use each method based on soil types and depth of excavation.

Understand the role and responsibilities of a competent person in recognizing and eliminating workplace hazards, and apply this knowledge to ensure a safe working environment.

Comply with OSHA training requirements, including the specific training needs for scaffold erection, and implement effective training programs for construction workers.

Explain the purpose and function of protective systems, such as support systems, sloping and benching systems, shield systems, and other systems, in preventing cave-ins, falling materials, and structural collapses.

Implement effective barricade systems to restrict access to hazardous areas and prevent unauthorized entry, ensuring the safety of workers and the public.

Recognize and evaluate hazardous atmospheres in construction environments, and employ appropriate measures to control and mitigate the risks associated with flammable, toxic, or oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Understand the importance of regular maintenance, inspections, and documentation to ensure equipment and structures remain safe and operational in accordance with OSHA regulations.

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of OSHA regulations, definitions, and standards related to construction safety, and apply this knowledge to ensure compliance and maintain a high level of safety on construction sites.

In less than three hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate construction-related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the construction industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and safety professionals in the construction industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of construction site safety. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
  • Designed for anyone, in any construction sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the construction or demolition environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple construction site topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within the construction industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for construction safety
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the OSHA and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 3 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

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Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! Construction safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 23 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate