Construction Health and Safety Management

Learn how to manage people's safety on a construction site
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1,609 students
Created by Tim Fairley

What you'll learn

  • The principles of construction health and safety management
  • How to keep people safe on construction sites
  • How to manage critical risks with controls
  • Key definitions and terms in safety management
  • Managing safety during the pre-construction phase
  • Safety in Design
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Incident Investigations
  • How to safely manage key construction activities like excavation and cranes
  • What a lift study is
This course includes:
2 total hours on-demand video
2 articles
0 downloadable resources
52 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • Basic understanding of construction and infrastructure projects


Construction sites are dangerous and there is a real risk that members of the public and workers are killed while delivering a project. To deliver a project, we need to use cranes to lift heavy objects, dig deep holes and work with hazardous energy sources. As construction managers, it is our ethical responsibility to keep people safe. We need to ensure that both workers and members of the public alike go home safely each day.

The only way we can do that is through managing critical risks and ensuring the appropriate controls are in place. This is the essence of construction safety management. We need to work out what risks we face and then make sure that they are managed so that activities can be safely performed.

In this course, we are going to teach you the tools and techniques that skilled construction managers use to do that. Our course covers:

  • The basics of construction health and safety management

  • Planning and preparing to deliver a project safely

  • Delivering a project safely

And some of the key critical risks on construction sites and how to manage them.

Our course is full of practical, real-world techniques and examples so you come away from the course with a real skill set that you can apply on the job.

Who this course is for:

  • Construction Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Construction Workers
  • Supervisors
  • Anybody involved in construction projects
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