First Aid Construction Safety


This one day course is suitable for those working in the construction sector and want to learn first aid for the first time, or refresh their first aid skills.

With the First Aid Construction Safety course you will:

What The Course Covers

Part I: Site Safe

Behavioural Content:

  • Understanding how to do your job safely
  • Identifying the reasons for on-site actions
  • Recognising the impact of your actions on yourself and others
  • Taking personal responsibility for being safe
  • Becoming part of a positive safety culture

Practical Content:

  • Hands-on self-inspection of items: ladders, safety harnesses, power-tools/mechanical plant and RCDs/electrical leads
  • Control hierarchy exercise focusing on eliminating and isolating hazards
  • Hazard identification and reporting workshop on manual handling, housekeeping, cranes and rigging, noise, mobile elevating work platforms and scaffolds

Part II: St John

  • Scene assessment
  • CPR
  • Automated external defibrillators
  • Conscious/unconscious patient management
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Chest pain (eg: heart attack)
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Poisoning

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the Construction industry, to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

What You Will Learn

Learning Objectives

  • Stop injuries occurring and change workplace behaviours
  • Confidently recognise life threatening situations
  • Competently offer vital assistance to the patient before more experienced help arrives

What You'll Get at the End of the Course

  • A Site Safety Card (Passport) that indicates your level of training and gives you access to site (valid for two years).
  • St John First Aid – Level One certificate and workbook
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 4 credits towards the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • Construction Safety Handbook
  • Unit Standard 6401 – Provide first aid
  • Unit Standard 6402 – Provide resuscitation

Next Learning Steps

Completing a Site Safe Passport means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

When it's time to renew your site access you don't need to complete the same course again, expand your Health and Safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you.Your site access will automatically renew and you'll earn extra credits towards your Certificate in Construction Site Safety.

Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options after completing successfully this course.

Check out our Training CPD Matrix to see Site Safe courses and credits at a glance.


Important Pre-Course Action

Prior to the course please ensure you have visited www.everydayhero.org.nz and completed the brief online first aid module.


Please note: If you are attending a 1 or 2 day Site Safe course then you need to bring with you a form of identification that can be verified (travel passport, birth certificate or residency certificate). This is required by NZQA and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Book your seat on the next course today, or contact us for more information.

For a full list of our training courses visit our Our Training Courses page.

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