Course Information

Who is the course for?

The CCNSG Renewal Course is a one day refresher course for those who have already passed the CCNSG National Course. This has to be taken within three months of the Safety Passport expiry date. If it is not taken within the specified time then the two day CCNSG National Course will have to be retaken. Please contact David Bawler for more information by emailing bawlerd@bridgwater.ac.uk, or phoning 01278 655106

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?

This refresher 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

A CCNSG Safety Passport which is about to expire or has expired within the last three months.

What are the assessment methods?

This is a one day refresher course with a test at the end of each session.

What are the progression options?

Keeping your CCNSG Safety Passport up-to-date ensures the health and safety training requirements for many engineering construction sites has been met.

Awarding Body

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Further Information