Site Managers Safety Training Scheme – A guide to finding the right course, at the right price in the right location.
Booking training courses can be a real chore for both individuals and companies. Finding the course that is closest to you, at the right time, that meets your budget limit can be a time consuming process. If you have a training course to get booked and would like to work smarter, not harder, read on for some valuable tips.
Taking the example of the very popular Construction Training Industry Board (CITB) SMSTS course, otherwise known as The Site Management Safety Training Scheme
, this feature will describe how to quickly and accurately get the course you need booked.
Firstly, with such a wide range of occupational training courses on offer, it makes sense to be sure of the course want to book. For example, The Site Management Safety Training Scheme
is part of the Site Safety Plus scheme, there are several courses from this scheme that delegates can choose from. Each course is tailored to a specific area of expertise and it is important to get a good match with your current role, or the role that you are looking to progress to.
Another particular issue with the Site Safety Plus courses is that the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) and The Site Management Safety Training Scheme
are often confused. The SSSTS course is a two day course, aimed at team leaders on site, while The Site Management Safety Training Scheme
is a longer five day course aimed at those with responsibility for running the entire site and conforming to the Construction Design Management Regulations.
Another common confusion around The Site Management Safety Training Scheme
is that delegates with no prior SMSTS qualification cannot complete the two day refresher course. This is only for site managers that have previously passed the full course and are within the correct validity period (Five years with six months grace for the SMSTS). Establishing the course is the correct match for your needs is vital.
The second issue to be dealt with when booking a training course is: can you find one in a convenient location? Other questions around the issue of location you may wish to consider are: 1.How far are you prepared to travel?, 2. Does the course you need run over a number of non consecutive days?, 3. Will you have to commute repeatedly or can you stay over?
Thirdly consider the dates the course runs. Can you find a course in the location you want, running at a time when you can attend? Do you need to be qualified by a certain date to meet work commitments?
Lastly and most importantly, can you find a course that meets your budget demands? With the economic climate as it is, can you afford to miss the opportunity of getting the best deal, either for yourself or your company?
A smart way of saving yourself time, is to use an online search facility. They can help you to match the most suitable course to your needs. As the best ones have 1000’s of courses and 100’s of partner providers to work with, they can compare locations, dates and prices to make sure you are getting the most convenient and cost effective course in the least time. Be kind to yourself and let someone else do the hard work for you for a change!