Health and Safety in Construction Programme
Site Safe’s Health and Safety in Construction programme provides you with essential health and safety training you need to make a difference at work. Completing this programme will award you with a New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) recognised New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3). This new Programme replaces the Certificate in Construction Site Safety.
To complete the programme, you’ll need a minimum of 40 Site Safe programme credits. These are earned by completing Site Safe courses, and submitting workplace evidence.
By completing the Health and Safety in Construction programme you will:
- Become a health and safety leader
- Develop your career and skills
- Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety training
- Proudly stand for health and safety in the New Zealand construction industry
- Develop an in-depth knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements and contribute to the wider construction industry in New Zealand
Download our programme brochure for an overview.
Course credit values
One and two day courses
- Accident Investigation and Prevention (7 credits)
- Fall Arrest Systems (9 credits)
- First Aid Construction Safety (2 credits)
- Height and Harness Safety (6 credits)
- Health and Safety in Contracting (7 credits)
- Health and Safety Representatives (9 credits)
- Leadership in Safety (7 credits) *
- Risk Management (8 credits) *
- Site-Specific Safety Planning (7 credits) *
- Supervisor (10 credits)
- Training and Supervising Workers (7 credits)
* learnes will need to have completed two of the three mandatory courses to be eligible to graduate.
Transition from the Certificate in Construction Site Safety
From January 2019 Site Safe have transferred all credits gained by learners from the Certificate in Construction Site Safety (CCSS) into the new Health and Safety in Construction programme. Any credits that learners have previously been awarded will currently be recognised and transferred into the new programme with equal value.
However, after January 2021 all Site Safe credits that were earned prior to January 2019 will expire and not be counted towards achieving the Health and Safety in Construction programme.
If a learner would like to graduate with the Health and Safety in Construction programme using credits that were gained before January 2019 they must do so by November 2020.
A learner who gained 30 credits under the Certificate in Construction Site Safety before January 2019 and does not use those credits to graduate with the Health and Safety in Construction programme before November 2020 will lose all 30 credits in January 2021.
Completing the programme before November 2020
To complete the new programme, you will need to achieve all 40 credits including completing two of the three mandatory courses:
- Risk Management – 8 Credits
- Site-Specific Safety Planning – 7 Credits (Previously called Advanced Passport)
- Leadership in Safety – 7 credits
If you would like to enrol in the Health and Safety in construction programme, please complete the enrolment form.
Every year Site Safe offers scholarships to those who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in Health and Safety. The scholarship programme supports recipients through their journey to graduation. Applications for scholarships open in July.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria, application criteria and scholarship benefits.
Build your programme your way
Choose which role best suits you to see how you can achieve the Health and Safety in Construction programme.