or The Site Management Safety Training course and SSSTS training or The Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme share many similarities. They are both part of the CITB’s Site Safety Plus scheme. They are both offered throughout locations in the UK and as dedicated courses in your location for four or more delegates. In addition they both can be renewed by completing, shorter refresher courses, within the six month grace period from the expiry date of the full card instead of repeating the whole full course.
Despite these similarities SMSTS training
is quite different from SSSTS Training. SMSTS training
is designed for delegates in specifically in managerial positions on site. It is targeted towards those that control a construction site, take responsibility for the CDM and manage site supervisors.
• An overview of health and safety in the UK, including current statistics.
• Health and safety legislation including The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulationss 1999.
• How the site manager is expected to put health and safety into practice.
• Dealing with health and safety for subcontractors.
• Possible hazards and how to minimise them: such as asbestos, noise at work, manual handling, confined spaces, fire and working at height.
• Multiple choice assessment
One of the key advantages of doing a SMSTS course, is that there are as three different ways to complete it.
The first is the block course. This is where you would attend a course at a training providers venue, over five consecutive days with the assessment being conducted on the last day. This is usually a full working week, although some providers do offer weekend or split courses. Block courses are best suited to those delegates who need to get their qualification done in a hurry or have only small window of opportunity before starting their next project.
The second option is the day release course. This is where the delegate, again attends the trainers’ venue, but this time for one day a week, every week for five weeks. Day release courses usually run on the same day everyweek, unless there is a bank holiday. Day release courses are best suited to those who cannot take a large block of time away from site, as it allows them to complete the required hours without taking a full week off.
The third option, is to have the trainer come to your site and deliver the course there. For this to happen you will need a minimum of 4 delegates to comply with CITB regulations. The more delegates there are, the greater saving you can make, in addition to the money saved on the delegates travel fees.
So in making the decision is SMSTS training
suitable for me, consider your current role or the role which you are aiming for. If this is a site management position, then it is a good bet that an SMSTS course will be right for you.