Training Course:

Construction Safety (40 hours) - 5 Days- DOLE Mandatory Workshop


ZAP Occupational Health and Safety Consultancy Services- DOLE Accredited OSH Training Organization

Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Course Format:
Classroom | E-learning | Virtual | Online/Live | On-site/In-house | Blended
Teacher/Instructor: Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Accredited Safety Consultants and Practitioners
Term: as scheduled
Seats: up to 40
Fee: Php 10, 500/participant

Course Description:

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, participants will have:
- acquired knowledge and skills in performing safety audits, assessments and analysis of hazards and risks in construction,
- acquired skills in risk management procedures and practices,
- Formulated a re-entry plan as a contribution to their respective construction project’s safety and health program.


Lectures and Discussions
Exercises, Workshops
Site Visit
Slides, Audio-Visual Presentations
Case Studies
Pre and Post evaluation

Target Clients

Site Safety officers
Future Safety practitioners
Health and Safety Officers
Project Managers
Licensed Engineers
Licensed Architects

Course Duration

5 days, 40 hours

Construction Safety

Course Outline

Day 1

Levelling of expectation
Introduction of participants
Administrative information

Introduction: Basic Principles and Practices, Recognizing Hazards and Risks in Construction Safety, Legislation

1.1 Injuries and illnesses Data in general, and in the construction sector

1.2 Unsafe Act/Unsafe Condition in Construction Site Premises (including Electrical Safety, and Housekeeping)

Exercise 1 Documentary Film on Unsafe Acts and Conditions, Perceptions on Health and Safety in a non-construction scenario. Participants are to comment on what they have observed in the film, identify hazards, risks, site of workplaces, perceptions on safety and health. This Exercise encourages an exchange of ideas where they can apply the first lecture. It will help them to understand the principles of Hazards, Risks, and Risk Management in the succeeding lectures and exercises.

1.3 Construction Safety Legislation
1.4 Tools and Equipment
1.5 Cranes

Day 2 RECAP of Day 1

Hazard and risk recognition, Risk Management

2.1 Construction Machinery (Mobile Equipment)
2.2 Excavation Safety
2.3 Fall Protection
2.4 Temporary Structure
2.5 Demolition Safety
2.6 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
2.7 Job Hazard Analysis

Day 3

RECAP of Day 2

Hazard and risk recognition, Health Impact of exposure, Risk Management

This Module will address the following health hazards common in the construction sector,

- Dust, Chemicals, Noise, Biological, ergonomic and psychosocial hazards and risks including violence, harassment, tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and stress

Exercise 3: Ergonomics

- Their Impact on Health and safety (e.g Pneumoconiosis, Silicosis, Tobacco, Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Dermatological problems, HIV/AIDS, Drugs and alcohol, Stress, Violence, Sexual Harassment, etc.)

- Risk Management : Specific Policies and Legislations, Programs and Activities and examples of Good Practices.
- Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Safety and Waste Management

Day 4

Recap of Day 3

Site Visit and Workshop

4.1 Routine Site safety Inspection
4.2 Construction site visit
4.3 Exercise 4 Workshop/Presentation of Observations on the Site visit
4.4 Accident Investigation

Day 5


5.1 Setting up the Construction Safety and health Program and Services in the Construction sector ( The program should be based on both DO 13 and Rule 1960 of the OSHS, and related Rules. See previous lectures on OSH Legislation, and other modules).
1961.03: Occupational Health Services:

(1) Functions: Without prejudice to the responsibility of each employer for the health, and safety of the workers in his employment, and with due regard to the necessity for the workers to participate in matters of occupational health and safety, occupational health services shall have the following functions as adequate and appropriate to the occupational risks of the establishment/undertaking.

(a) Identification and assessment of the risks from health hazards in the workplace,

(b) Surveillance of the factors in the working environment and working practices which may affect the worker’,s health, including sanitary installations, canteens, and housing where these facilities are provided by the employer,

(c) Advice on planning and organization of work, including the design of the workplace, on the choice, maintenance, and condition of machinery and other equipment, and on substances used in work,

(d) Participation in the development of programs for the improvement of working practices as well as testing and evaluation of health aspects of new equipment,

(e) Advice on occupational health, safety and hygiene, and on ergonomics and individual and collective protective equipment,

(f) Surveillance of worker’,s health in relation to work,

(g) Promoting the adaptation of work to the workers,

(h) Collaboration in providing information, training and education in the fields of occupational health and hygiene and ergonomics,

(i) Organizing of first-aid and emergency treatment, and

(j) Participation in analysis of occupational accidents and occupational diseases.

DO 13

a. Safety personnel:
Role of Safety Officers, Health and Safety Committee

Exercise 5 Role Play

b. Training of Personnel in Construction Safety
c. Information Program : Information signages, flyers, posters,
slogans, participating in seminars, conferences, mass media, others
d.Tool Box Meeting

Exercise 6 Role Play
f.PPE program
g.First Aid, Emergency Occupational Health facilities:
h.Safety in of Heavy Equipment
i.Construction Safety and Health reports

Exercise 7: Writing Re-entry programs and activities, and Discussion

Closing Ceremony, Awarding of Certificates

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

Phone:+63 2 8561573, +639089840447, +639165145174

School Address/Venue(s):

Room 204 Neda Building 106 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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