Course Information

Who is the course for?

Please note: Bridgwater College now offers this course, Triple Bar - New Nuclear Sites and the Level 3 Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector as a one week package. Please contact David Bawler for more information by emailing bawlerd@bridgwater.ac.uk, or phoning 01278 556651.

This is a two day course aimed at all personnel wishing to work on engineering construction sites and covers basic site safety. The CCNSG Safety Passport is often a pre-requisite for working on site. 

Background to the Scheme

The Client/Contractor National Safety Group, or CCNSG, is a consortium of major industrialists from the power generation, steel, oil, gas and chemical industries who recognised the need to train contractors on basic safety to a common standard. The group has standardised basic safety training and devised a core curriculum which has now become a national training scheme.

Representatives from major clients serve on the CCNSG steering group and there is also representation from contractors, training providers, trade unions and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The CCNSG meets regularly to ensure that standards are being maintained and that the content of the training scheme continues to meet current safety legislation and safety practices.

What does the course involve?

The course covers basic site safety including:

  • Safe behaviour at work
  • Safe place of work
  • Confined space entry
  • Excavations
  • Permit to work systems
  • Safe use of access equipment and working at heights
  • Site transport
  • Protecting the environment
  • Safe lifting and manual handling
  • Safe systems of work
  • Asbestos
  • Hazardous substances
  • LOLER
  • PUWER
  • Electricity
  • Isolation
  • Hand-arm vibration
  • Noise

What makes this course special?

  • The CCNSG Safety Passport scheme is certified by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
  • The CCNSG Safety Passport is frequently a specified requirement for contractors wishing to work on engineering construction sites

Entry Requirements

No previous experience required.

What are the assessment methods?

This is a two day training course with a test at the end of each session.

What are the progression options?

Once a CCNSG Supervising Safety Passport is held, the health and safety training requirements to apply for a supervisory post on many engineering construction sites will be met.

Awarding Body

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Further Information