MQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

Course Description

This course is aimed at provided the learner with the OHS legal requirements; acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to identify, monitor and control site hazards; develop knowledge and skills in safe work practices and promote a safety culture.

It will enable the learner to better understand the requirements of the relevant legal notices as well as other relevant legislation and the responsibilities of the different stakeholders. It will also enable learner to understand what a risk assessment is and how to carry it out. The course will also Hazard Chemicals and related legislation as well as the notion of the onus of proof for breach of OHS law. Finally the course will also go into detail of OHS requirements in construction sites.

Upon completion, you will be able to apply for the Safety Card which will become mandatory as from Jan 2024.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course programme learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Infer where and how to access the appropraite legislation.
  • Identify the legal implications for breach of OHS legislation through criminal and civil liabilities, and case law.
  • Evaluate legal notice 36 of 2012, Occupational Health and Safety (Payment of Penalties) Regulations.
  • Explain the basics of all occupational health and safety requirements at every place of work
  • Prepare The Occupational Health and Safety Notification form, when to fill in and send, the required details, and the person days.
  • Define the different roles at the construction site.
  • Analyze the proposed amendments to LN 281 of 2004
  • Identify the responsibilities of all stakeholders.
  • Prepare a risk assessment and analyze critically the importance of the risk assessment.
  • Evaluate critically legislation specific to the construction industry and that the onus of the brief on these legislations is always on the accused.
  • Identify detailed requirements in construction sites.

Target Candidates

This award leads to an accredited award in Health and Safety for professionals at construction and building sites. These professionals include architects, construction site officers, site managers and site supervisors/foremen etc.

Course Code Duration Credit Value Next Intake FT/PT
LW/C/002 4 days 1 ECTS March 2024 PT
Contact Hours Placement Hours Self Study Hours Assessment Hours Total Learning Hours
12 0 9 4 25

Mode of Training

This Award is delivered through a series of interactive teaching sessions with an emphasis on case scenarios  Work examples will be discussed throughout the course.


The assessment for this course shall be held under invigilating conditions. A passmark of 50% or more is required


Awarding Body

Learning Works

Course Structure

Module 1: Occupational Health and Safety for Construction Professionals (1 ECTS)

The aim of this module is to introduce the importance of Occupational Health and Safety at the place of work. Throughout the module the participants will be introduced to OHS legislation and how to access it.  It will also provides the participants with the basic knowledge of all occupational health and basic safety requirements at the place of work, from their applicability, to filling of notification forms and the definition of the various roles. It will also go into detail explaining the responsibilities of all stake holders. This module will give a wider explanation of the importance of a risk assessment and how to go about doing it.  Being a highly legalised sector, this module will introduce the participants to all legislations, their applicability and under which circumstances they are applied. Emphasis will also be given on the importance of the requirements on construction sites

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Price Policy:

  • All prices are applicable only for Maltese residents and EU citizens

All applicants must provide a digital copy of the following items, these can be uploaded after payment is complete. This is not required for Webinars:

  • ID Card (both sides) or Passport
  • Police Conduct (not older than 2 months) when the course requires it
  • Recent Photo or selfie
  • Certificates as per eligibility criteria

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You may apply for this course online by clicking on the Apply Now button above. Alternatively, you may request a form from our administration office in Qormi. International candidates who apply need to provide a copy of a valid Visa for Malta (where applicable) and passport with their application.