Build UK (Main contractors)
Build UK Health & Safety Training Requirements
The Build UK Training Standard relates to those working on site for Build UK member contractors.
In addition to requiring site workers to have an ECS card and any supplementary training to operate specific higher-hazard plant, equipment or even tools (e.g. PASMA, IPAF etc.), Build UK Contractor Members require general health and safety training to be undertaken by directors, managers and those working on-site, including sub-contractors. The requirement is:
- Directors - 1 day course
- Managers - 4 days
- Supervisors - 2 days
- Operatives - 1 day course
The training should normally be refreshed every five years.
Contractors are advised that if they have to work on a Build UK contractor’s site the training standard is mandatory. They should therefore expect to have to present staff and operatives who have received health and safety training as outlined here.
Building services training for operatives
In addition to CITB and other accepted courses, the ECA offers a one day course that is particularly suitable for building services contractors. This is recognised for operative training by Build UK.