Foundation Passport - Civil


This four-hour entry level course is designed to ensure everyone on site understands their health and safety responsibilities.

The Foundation Passport - Civil introduces key topics including how to keep yourself safe, understanding and controlling risk, as well as basic technical hazards and legal requirements. The course is aimed at those working in the civil industry, and uses targeted examples relevant to that sector.

The course is suitable for all civil workers, contractors, project managers, quantity surveyors and managers who are new to health and safety training or to the industry.

With the Foundation Passport - Civil you will:

  • Learn how to keep safe on site
  • Understand your basic health and safety responsibilities
  • Improve health and safety awareness of everyone working on site
  • Earn 3 credits towards your Certificiate in Construction Safety.

What The Course Covers

Practical content

  • Chemicals
  • Working on the road
  • Excavations and trenches
  • Slinging and rigging
  • Mobile plant and equipment
  • Hazard identification
  • Noise
  • Manual handling
  • Worker engagement
  • Impact of risk taking and injuries
  • Health and environment
  • Safe practices
  • Safety self-inspections
  • Asbestos, dust, spills and contaminated soil
  • Conducting inspections of mechanical plant, personal protective equipment (PPE) and harnesses 

Behavioural content

  • The reasons for being safe
  • Shaping health and safety culture
  • Health and safety conversations
  • How to take action
  • The impact of risk taking and injuries
  • Learn how to speak up when you are not safe
  • Understand the power of role models

Site Safe regularly reviews course content in partnership with the construction industry to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. The Foundation Passport - Civil adopts a competitive team quiz format, using discussions, videos, puzzles and games to ensure learning is engaging and motivational. The course examines the life-changing personal consequences of unsafe actions and injuries, weighed against the pressure on workers to take shortcuts. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

What You Will Learn

Learning Objectives

  • How you can influence health and safety on-site
  • Understand the key risks and hazards in your industry
  • Work safer
  • Understand the consequences of actions taken on-site
  • Become part of a positive safety culture
  • Understand your basic safety responsibilities
  • Understand the principles of basic risk assessment and how to use controls

What You'll Get at the End of the Course

  • A Site Safety Card/Passport (valid for two years)
  • Four Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • A Passport Handbook
  • Three credits towards the NZQA Certificate in Construction Site Safety (only one Passport-level course may be counted towards the certificate)

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. We now offer a suite of cost-effective four-hour Passport Plus courses in specific subjects, as well as a variety of one and two-day courses, all of which will renew your Site Safety Card/Passport.

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

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

With over 60,000 New Zealand construction workers attending a Site Safe Passport course each year, most major New Zealand contractors require a Site Safety Card for entry to their sites, and as a prerequisite in their tender process.

As well as offering Foundation Passport courses for the building construction, electrical, and consultant industries, Site Safe now also offers a range of four-hour Passport Plus courses which automatically renew Site Safety Cards/Passports.

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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