Everything you need to know about becoming a construction apprentice

Health & Safety and Accident Reporting

CITB-ConstructionSkills takes its responsibilities to apprentices very seriously and is committed to ensuring their safety at all times.

All employers of CITB-ConstructionSkills apprentices must comply with the requirements of current health and safety legislation and codes of practice.

Before you begin your apprenticeship, your apprenticeship officer will conduct an extensive pre-placement vetting visit with your employer. This is to make sure that you are being placed with a company that will take your training and health and safety seriously.

If the company does not match up to our standards then you will not be allowed to proceed onto your apprenticeship with your employer.

The sort of things we will be looking for are:

  • Employers and Public Liability Insurance
  • a safety policy
  • risk assessments
  • first aid procedures and accident book
  • provision of Personal Protective Equipment (free of charge)

So that we are certain that you will be safe throughout your apprenticeship, your employer will also be required to:

  • provide you with a health and safety induction
  • carry out all necessary risk assessments to ensure all steps are taken to reduce the risk of anything untoward happening to you
  • have procedures in place to report any accidents to CITB-ConstructionSkills

All of this is important and helps to ensure your safety on site.

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

CITB-ConstructionSkills is committed to providing you with a supportive, open, learning and working environment.