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SA006 – Safe Working in Civils

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What is SA006 Safe Working in Civils Training?

The SA006 accreditation provides basic knowledge regarding legislation and dangers associated with safe working in a utility construction environment. Learners are provided with the knowledge to understand the hazards and potential risks associated with civils works in utilities environment.

The course also helps to promote a culture of health and safety on construction and civil sites. This course is particularly aimed at individuals who work in a telecommunication (or similar utility/construction) environment. It also enables learners to gain knowledge of compliance with Health and Safety legislation. This accreditation tests learners’ knowledge and understanding of dangers associated with these works and the safety precautions required while working in civils.

SA006 Safe Working in Civils - Key Information

SA006 Safe Working in Civils Learning Objectives:

On your SA006 course you will cover the following objectives:


  • Have knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Identifying potential hazards and how to risk assess
  • Understand how to develop and implement risk control measures
  • Knowledge of different types of PPE available and how to select and use them effectively
  • Understand the importance of following safe working practices
  • How to communicate effectively with colleagues and supervisors in health and safety matters

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SA006 Safe Working in Civils Course Content

You will be assessed via your theory assessment, on the following criteria:


  • Understanding of the overview of the legal framework that governs health and safety in the workplace, including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Identification of potential hazards in the workplace and how to assess the level of risk associated with those hazards.
  • Develop and implement risk control measures to reduce the risk of accidents or injuries.
  • Identifying different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that are available and how to effectively select and use them to protect themselves and others from harm.
  • Understand the importance of following safe working practices, such as site rules and procedures, to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Know to identify and report unsafe working conditions.

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Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.

This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.

Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.

Assessment and Certification


The course includes both practical and theory assessment.

    • Practical Assessment – where you will demonstrate your knowledge of practical tasks

If you have completed the SA002 course, please bring this certificate or your NOPS card with you, as this means you will not have to complete the practical part of the assessment.

  • Theory test which is composed of multiple choice questions


This Smart Awards certificate is valid for 3 years, you will then need to complete a refresher course to renew your qualification.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is available to anyone over the age of 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements and Smart Awards will not restrict access on the grounds of prior academic attainment, age, employment, geographic location or any other grounds.

There are no barriers that restrict access or progression, thereby promoting equality. It is expected, however, that learners will have a level of literacy adequate to cope with both the theory and practical assessments.

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