Is the Site Management Safety Training Scheme right for me?
Managers in the construction industry know keeping yourself and your colleagues out of harm's way and promoting a safe working culture are paramount concerns. But with such a wide range of health and safety courses out there, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which one is right for you.
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme
(SMSTS) is a five day Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) course that covers up to date UK legislation, responsibilities of site managers, the promotion of a safe working culture and how economic and productivity issues can work alongside safety concerns. Is the Site Management Safety Training Scheme course right for me?
Firstly the Site Management Safety Training Scheme
is designed for mangers or supervisors who have (or are about to take on) responsibility for construction sites and who’s role includes elements of Construction Design and Management (CDM). If you are a supervising a gang and team of workers rather than a site you may want to consider the two day Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) instead. What if I can’t spare a week off site?
As well as five day block courses, many of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme
courses are run on a day release basis. This means if your site cannot spare you for a full week you can still attend the course for one day and week and complete the qualification over 5 weeks, whilst balancing your work and learning responsibilities. How will I be assessed?
Assessment for the Site Management Safety Training Scheme
course is by multiple choice paper at the end of your time training. There are tasks and case studies on which to apply your learning to throughout the training and so the trainer can let you know how you are doing. Do I need any previous knowledge or experience?
When taking the Site Management Safety Training Scheme course there are no prerequisites. People often confuse the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) as the qualification needed to enroll on Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) but this is not the case. The only requirements are that you are responsible or are about to be responsible for a site.
On the first day you begin the Site Management Safety Training Scheme
course you will be provided with all materials you will need. It is not necessary for you to study beforehand. Will it be available in my location?
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme course is available at numerous training centres throughout the UK. If you have a larger group of delegates, training can be arranged at your own venue so this cuts down on traveling time and costs for the delegates. How can I find an Site Management Safety Training Scheme course?
With over 100 CITB accredited providers of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme
course in the UK it can be problematic to find the one nearest to your location or offering the best price. One of the best tools to use here is a website that provides a quick find service that can compare multiple costs, and locations - saving you time and money.