10 Construction Safety Training Programs

We’ve compiled a list of ten construction safety training programs covering specialized topics like harnessing, excavation, trenching, scaffold safety, personal protective equipment, and OSHA standards. These courses are designed to protect construction workers from accidents and ensure safe operations while working in high-risk construction sites.

Construction Safety Training Programs
Construction Safety Training Program - Excavation and Trenching

Construction Safety Training Program #1 - Excavation and Trenching

Through this construction safety training program, your workers can learn how to identify the differences between excavations and trenches and safely navigate around them. The course highlights the different risks associated with working in excavation sites like cave-ins, which can lead to fatalities. It also dives into the importance of different protective systems and proper preplanning, which includes sourcing OSHA-compliant materials and managing safety risks. You can easily import, edit, and tailor-fit this free microlearning course to your heart’s content. For a more personal touch, you can even add your own construction site images or use the Canva integration feature to make your course more visually appealing and engaging.

Cost: Free

Scope: Excavation standards, protective systems, preplanning, OSHA-compliant materials

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Construction Safety Training Program  - Harnessing

Construction Safety Training Program #2 - Harnessing

For construction workers who are working at heights, learning the right harnessing techniques is essential for safety. EdApp’s free Harnessing course discusses the different parts of fall arrest systems used by those working at an elevated level, some of which include restraint systems, suspension systems, controlled descent systems, and fixed or portable ladders. As your workers go through the course, they’ll also learn how to inspect harnesses for defects and how to maintain their equipment with proper cleaning and storage. Designed to help learners retain information better, this microlearning course is divided into 5 bite-sized lessons that anyone can complete on the go.

Cost: Free

Scope: Fall arrest systems, restraint systems, suspension systems, controlled systems, fixed or portable ladders, harness maintenance

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Construction Safety Training Program - OSHA for Workers

Construction Safety Training Program #3 - OSHA for Workers (US only)

Following all the safety risks associated with working in construction, organizations are mandated to protect their employees from any related hazards and provide them with a safe working environment. This EdApp course introduces OSHA’s inspection requirements and health and safety standards, which employers and workers should always adhere to. It also goes into detail about workers’ rights and responsibilities, whistleblower protections, and the different ways that they can file for a safety hazard complaint in the event of protocol breaches or non-compliance. This 5-part microlearning course is fully editable, allowing you to rebrand, add new content, or incorporate games and quizzes. 

Cost: Free

Scope: OSHA requirements, health and safety standards, workers’ rights and responsibilities

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Construction Safety Training Program - Fall Protection

Construction Safety Training Program #4 - Fall Protection

EdApp’s free Fall Protection course can help you equip your construction workers with the necessary fall protection knowledge to prevent risks of falling while working at a construction site. This 6-part course introduces your learners to fall protection, the importance of implementing proper training guidelines, workers’ rights, and different fall protection systems like guardrails, safety nets, and harnesses. It also goes into detail about the different safety measures that protect workers from falling objects. Through EdApp’s intuitive authoring tool, you can easily edit, rebrand, and deploy the course to your workers, all in just a few clicks.

Cost: Free

Scope: Fall protection systems like guardrails, safety nets, and harnesses

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Construction Safety Training Program - Basic Rigging

Construction Safety Training Program #5 - Basic Rigging

This construction safety training course by EdApp discusses the basics of rigging that are widely used in the construction industry. Through this course, your workers will learn about rigging and lifting accessories, hitch types, and basic terminologies like safe working load, rated capacity, and working load limit. It also talks about the correct hand signals to use when communicating with crane operators. Aside from providing construction riggers with a basic introduction and background into the rigging process, this course can also be used by riggers in other industries such as shipping and entertainment. Accessible through a desktop or mobile device, this microlearning course allows learners to complete lessons at their own pace. They can also receive push notifications to remind them when a new course is available, ensuring higher completion rates.

Cost: Free

Scope: Lifting accessories, hitch types, hand signals, terminologies like safe working load, rated capacity, and working load limit

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Construction Safety Training Program - Welding Safety

Construction Safety Training Program #6 - Welding Safety

Welding is a highly hazardous construction activity that exposes a lot of workers to health and safety risks like burns, eye damage, electrical shock, and exposure to fumes and gases. This welding safety course by EdApp is designed to protect construction workers from these hazards by providing them core competency training on the fundamentals of welding, required safety measures, and specific personal protective equipment for welding. The course also talks about the differences between welding, soldering, and brazing, as well as the most popular welding techniques including Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Shield Metal Arc Welding. Through EdApp’s powerful authoring tool, you can edit, rebrand, and deploy the course directly to your workers’ mobile devices in just minutes. 

Cost: Free

Scope: Welding fundamentals, safety measures, PPEs, popular welding techniques, differences between welding, soldering, and brazing

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Construction Safety Training Program - Crane Safety

Construction Safety Training Program #7 - Crane Safety

Cranes are an essential tool used in most large construction sites. Because of their size and structure, there are many risks associated with working with this equipment. EdApp’s Crane Safety course ensures that construction workers are aware of the potential hazards and helps them understand safety procedures. It specifically highlights the correct processes of setting up, operating, maneuvering, and inspecting cranes. The course also walks your team through different strategies they can use to identify crane hazards and all the necessary steps to control and minimize safety risks. Since lessons are divided into bite-sized chunks, learners can find it easier to absorb and retain training concepts. You can even add games, quizzes, and special rewards to increase course engagement rates.

Cost: Free

Scope: Crane set-up, operation, and inspection, hazard management strategies

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Construction Safety Training Program - Scaffold Safety

Construction Safety Training Program #8 - Scaffold Safety

This free construction safety training course equips your workers with the knowledge and skills they need to work safely with scaffolding. The first part of the course talks about the different types of scaffolds, which include suspended scaffolds and supported scaffolds. It then discusses the different types of scaffolding access like ladders and ramps, which are required when scaffold structures are more than two feet above or below a point of access. Your workers will also learn more about proper capacity and the different types of loads that can affect scaffolds. Some of these loads include dead loads like platforms, edge protection and suspension cables, live loads such as individuals working on the scaffold, and environmental loads like earthquakes, wind, and snow. 

By the end of their training, learners will be able to protect themselves and their coworkers from scaffold-related hazards. There are no prerequisites needed for this workplace safety training course but do note that learners need to take a final assessment to acquire a course completion certificate.

Cost: Free

Scope: Types of scaffolds, types of scaffold access, scaffold capacity, types of load

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Construction Safety Training Program - Handling Power Tools

Construction Safety Training Program #9 - Handling Power Tools

Workers usually handle different types of power tools for different aspects of construction work. If not handled correctly, these tools can cause both minor and severe injuries like abrasions, blindness, lacerations, amputations, fractures, or punctures. With EdApp’s free Handling Power Tools course, you can train your workers on the safety measures and general usage of power tools. Some of the safety tips discussed include inspecting tools for damage, picking the right tool for a job, wearing proper PPE, and unplugging and storing tools after use. You can access this 2-part course directly from EdApp’s course library and deploy it to your workers for free in just a few easy steps.

Cost: Free

Scope: General usage, safety measures, common injuries

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Construction Safety Training Program - Personal Protective Equipment PPE for Construction

Construction Safety Training Program #10 - Personal Protective Equipment PPE for Construction

EdApp’s Personal Protective Equipment PPE for Construction course highlights the importance of using PPEs to minimize hazards and accidents while doing construction work. Divided into four lessons, the course delves into the different types of PPEs including eye protection, respiratory protection, foot protection, and head and face protection such as welding hoods, face shields, and hard hats. It also discusses hearing conservation methods to protect workers from construction noise-induced hearing loss. With EdApp’s intuitive authoring tool, you can easily customize the course or add company-specific content to fit your teams’ training needs, all without the need for any extensive design experience or coding knowledge.

Cost: Free

Scope: Eye protection, respiratory protection, foot protection, head and face protection, hearing conservation

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Understanding worksite safety practices with construction safety training

Everyone working in the construction industry is aware that construction jobs, which record some of the highest workplace fatalities in the world, are dangerous. Without a proper grasp on basic construction safety fundamentals, working in construction can cause long-term health hazards and injuries like burns, electric shocks, fractures, lacerations, and chemical poisoning. Some accidents can also cause permanent disability, and others can even be fatal for workers. As an employer, it’s important to comply with OSHA requirements and safety standards and provide proper construction safety training for your workers before they begin working on-site.

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