Picking the right CITB course
The SMSTS course
The Site Managers Safety Training Scheme CITB course
is a five day option. It covers legislation, responsibilities, site hazards and risk assessment. It is specifically designed for those managing or progressing to manage a whole site. That is why is it one of the longer CITB courses available, as there is a lot of ground to cover. If you are are a team lead or supervisor then the supervisors course detailed below is probably best suited to you. The SMSTS CITB course
is assessed by a 25 question, multiple choice exam at the end of the course. Candidates also need to complete the hours designated by the CITB (The full five days) in order to pass.
The SSSTS course
The Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme course is two days in duration. It is specifically designed for those who are looking after a particular team of workers on site, rather than the site in its entirety. It is assessed in much the same way as the SMSTS CITB course
, with a multiple choice test at the end of the two days. It covers the legal and moral responsibilities of a supervisor, how to identify and minimise risks on site and how to brief workers on aspects of safety.
The Health and Safety Awareness Course
The health and safety awareness course is at a more introductory level than the SMSTS CITB course
or SSSTS course and this is reflected in its single day duration. It is designed for anyone that is at the beginning of their time working on site. Its purpose is to familiarise delegates with the potential hazards of working in construction and how to ensure that these are minimised.
The Achieving behavioural change course
The ABC course is another single day course, aimed at introducing delegates to the importance of health and safety on a construction site. The main goal of this CITB course is to change the perception of health and safety in construction. Therefore the course focuses on the benefit of health and safety practices, with a view to shifting the view from hassle to help.
The PMSTS course
The Plant Managers Safety Training Scheme CITB course is akin to the SMSTS CITB course
. It runs over five days and goes into depth on legal and moral responsibilities of a manager in this role. It is specifically designed for those working with heavy plant machinery common place on construction sites and aims to give them an overview of both general and specific hazards associated with this.
The Refresher courses
The SMSTS, SSSTS and PMSTS courses all offer refreshers to those that have successfully completed the full course. Refreshers must be done no later that six months after the expiry of their original qualification. Refresher courses are a great opportunity to maintain your qualification, whilst saving time and money.
Once you have selected the right course for you, the easiest way to book a place is to contact an online service provider. They will be able to quickly find the course that is the best price, location or date for you. Saving you lots of time.