Highways England Common Induction Course [Classroom Course]
The Highways England Common Induction Course is a necessity for both workers on the SRN, and for visitors to the road network.
Duration: 1 day
Progression: To gain a Highways England Safety Passport
What is the Highways England Common Induction Course?
The Highways England Common Induction Course (provided by LANTRA) is designed to deliver a uniformed health and safety site induction across all areas of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN).
This single day course will provide you with:
- A basic understanding of health and safety
- Knowledge of the principle hazards and risks
- Examples of best practice and legislation that contribute to a safer working environment
This course also acts as an introduction to the Highways England Health and Safety Passport Scheme.
This course is consists of the following sections.
- Part 1 – Introduction
- Part 2 – Working on the Network
- Part 3 – Occupational Health and Wellbeing
- Part 4 – Working with Temporary Traffic Management
- Part 5 – Fatal Risks
- Part 6 – Environmental Protection
- Part 7 – Your Personal Health and Safety Commitment
Who needs the Highways England Common Induction course?
The Highways England Common Induction Course is a necessity for both workers on the SRN, and for visitors to the road network, including:
- Delivery drivers
- Office staff
Highways England have made this course a mandatory requirement in order to prevent incidents caused by contrasting training courses offered by a variety of providers, frequently differing in both quality and substance.
It is also a mandatory requirement for visitors, or for anyone currently or intending to work on the SRN, to have a Highways England Health and Safety Passport. Replacing the old Motorway Pass and the Working Away From the Office (WAFO) cards from 1st October 2017, the new Safety Password will become an absolutely necessity from 1st April 2019.
Workers will need to present their card to the site manager (or supervisor) in order to have their smartcard scanned before they are allowed on the site. This is to help prevent fraudulent behaviour, and unexpected or ill-qualified workers from entering the site.
How much does the Highways England Common Induction course cost?
The Highways England Common Induction course costs £120 per person +VAT.
How much does a Passport Smartcard cost?
Passport Smartcards cost £30 per record, with an additional £5 fee to replace a lost or stolen smartcard.