CCHRC 2.0 – Controlling Health Risks in Construction

A review and update has taken place of the Certificate in Controlling Health Risks in Construction. BOHS is working in a more modular approach to give organisations the flexibility to manage the time and limited resources they have in a more focussed way. We are engaging with our partners and stakeholders to ensure the vast amount of content we have is applied to the appropriate part of the working environment. 

Who is it for?

This course has been designed to provide training for construction site supervisors, so they can better recognise and control the health risks specific to their workplace, by:​ ​ 

  • Identifying the most commonly present health hazards found on construction sites​ 
  • Understanding the principles of risk control​ 
  • Identifying the measures needed to control common health risks from construction activities​ 

This course is aimed at site supervisors who have front line responsibility for controlling the health risks on a construction site. The course has also proven helpful for Health & Safety advisors and managers to reinforce their understanding of health risks.  

It would also be suitable for people who wish to progress into these job roles. 


The level of a course indicates the relative complexity and depth of knowledge and skills required to attain the qualification.  

This is a level 2 qualification, comparable to the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification. 

How is it delivered?

The course comprises around 6 hours of learning time. It is designed to be delivered either virtually or in the classroom. If delivered virtually it is possible to deliver all modules in one day, but it is recommended to split into two or more sessions to retain candidates’ attention. Module 1 is intended as the introductory module and Module 6 pulls the learning together at the end. The other modules can be run in any combination or sequence to cover the other topics. 

Modules / Learning objectives

Overall objective 

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to: 

  • Explain the principles of effective health risk management 
  • Identify common health hazards on construction sites 
  • Identify and implement appropriate control measures 
  • Develop personal action points 


The course is split into six modules: 

  1. Introduction and managing health risks (Required first module) 
  2. Risk assessment and control principles
  3. Chemical and biological hazards and control
  4. Physical hazards and control
  5. MSDs and mental health risks and control
  6. Putting learning into action (Required last module)


We provide 

  • A reference book for the candidate to take away after the course, which covers the full range of subject areas discussed during the course   
  • A comprehensive tutor pack, which includes:   
  • PowerPoint slides and teaching cues   
  • Case studies and workbook exercises   
  • Teaching programme   
  • List of materials for the course   
  • Video clips and audio files  


The candidates must pass a short multiple-choice examination taken at the end of the course either online or on paper. 


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