CITB SMSTS May Prove Crucial For Your Construction Firm
If you are looking for a good measure about how popular or highly regarded a qualification is, one good way is to look at the number of people that take the course each year. Taking into consideration that the CITB SMSTS
qualification is only really relevant to those in the construction industry, over 10,000 people taking the qualification each year is proof of its value. With so many people obtaining this “ticket”, it has fast become an industry standard and is an essential item for many constructions sites. If you want to manage your site properly or if you are a supervisor wanting to progress to site management, this is a qualification you need on site.
Not only is the CITB SMSTS
qualification vital for all site managers, it is something that anyone wishing to become a site manager should consider. Showing the initiative to undertake this level of training will show up well on a persons CV and could make all the difference during a job interview. Given the current job climate, any act of initiative is likely to be rewarded and perhaps create a competitive advantage over someone else applying for the position. This training is a perfect way of showing that you are able to understand the health and safety requirements of a construction site.
The key issue of the CITB SMSTS
qualification is that not only does it consider the legal obligations; it goes much further for a construction company. This qualification enables managers and supervisors to understand the moral and social obligations and requirements that are associated with their role. When taken in conjunction with the legal requirements, this leaves all supervisory staff with a better understanding of what they need to know when operating on site. Not only that but it will ensure that health and safety obligations are being to an agreed level which means if there is a change of manager or supervisor, there will be no confusion over what is required on site.
Although many firms are loath to lose their staff for any period of time to undertake training, the CITB SMSTS
training course only takes five days. This is a working week but the benefits of having managers and supervisors trained up in this manner far outstrips the short term loss of the employee from their normal duties. There are core exercises throughout the week to ensure the candidate is following the course work. There is also an examination at the end of the week that must be passed before the candidate is presented with a CITB certificate.
The construction industry can be a very fast moving industry and many people who obtained their CITB SMSTS
qualification in the past may feel they need a refresher on the course. There is a two day refresher course available for those people that already hold the CITB certificate. This means that managers and supervisors can keep up to date with any changes in the legal issues of a construction and ensure the site is being properly managed. This should provide confidence to all staff throughout the organisation.