Training for Construction Workers - General Induction: Safety, Health, and the Environment


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   Section 1: Essential Things to Do (Modules 1-6)

     1. Why safety, health, and environment matter 

     2. Before you start work

     3. Avoiding hazards & risks

     4. Staying healthy

     5. Keeping the community safe

     6. Respecting yourself and others 

   Section 2: Everyday Tasks (Modules 7-11)

     7. Dealing with incidents

     8. Using fuels, oils, chemicals, and materials 

     9. Reusing recycling and disposing of waste 

    10. Lifting loads by hand 

    11. Staying in worker accommodation 

   Section 3: Specific Activities (Modules 12-17)

    12. Using tools and static machines 

    13. Using electricity and electrical tools 

    14. Working in excavations and earthworks 

    15. Working at height 

    16. Working on or next to a road

    17. Working over or near water



   Instructions for Trainers

   Instructions for Trainers for Quiz

   Quiz Answers for Trainers

   Information Leaflet


This General Induction for Construction Workers: Safety, Health and the Environment has been prepared by the World Bank (WB) as part of the partnership with the Republic of Korea (Korea Green Growth Trust Fund). The general induction is the work of many, from within WB and from many experts from around the world, including notably from Republic of Korea. The team was led by Michael Hall, Leanne Farrell, and Robert Montgomery, and comprised Sue Blanch, Min Ji Sohn, and Marina Burul-Sir.  Julia Bucknall, Maninder Gill, John Kellenberg and Valerie Hickey provided oversight. 

The team is grateful to Marina Yingling, Jeffrey Dean Lawrence and Norman Hood for the illustrations and graphics of the presentations, and to Michael Hall, Canan Yildiz, Jack Mozingo, Damascene Ntivunwa, George Awudi and Dohwa Engineering Co Ltd for providing photographs of real situations. The team would like to thank the Institution of Engineers Tanzania and Ipyana Moses (Executive Secretary) for permission to extract video clips from Usalama, Afya na Umasikini / Safety, Health & Poverty Part 1.

The team would also like to thank the following for providing review and comment of the course during its development:  Adrian Howard Cutler, Alexandra C. Bezeredi, Alkadevi Morarji Patel, Ben (Okindo) Ayako Miranga, Caroline Van Kampen, Chaohua Zhang, Christianna Johnnides, Christopher Ingoe, Daniel P. Owen, Darshani De Silva, Edina Kokusima Kashangaki, Elizabeth Susan Graybill, Emilijan Mohora, Fabiola Mercado Jaldin, Jack Mozingo, James Chacha Maroa, Johanna Selth, Karen Wetugi, Katie Robinette, Kristyna Bishop, Linh Anh Thi Vu, Lisbet Kugler, Lulwa N GH H Ali, Maged Hamed, Maree Newson, Martin Lenihan, Maysra Mahmoud Ali Shamseldin, Merve Yurtkuran, Nadia Sharmin, Nathalie Staelens, Nicholas Valentine, Niyati Shah, Surhid P. Gautam, Vincent Roquet, Violette Mwikali Wambua, Warren Mayes, Ximena Rosio Herbas Ramirez, and Yacob Wondimkun Endaylalu.