Site Safety Training Courses - Essential Information
If you work for a construction company, you will be working building sites or other areas where there is an increased risk of an accident. With this in mind, your employer may choose to send you on a site safety training
course, that will aim to teach and give you extra skills and increased awareness when in such a situation.
Undertaking a site safety training
course is very beneficial; as the skills you learn over the duration of the programme will be with you for life, thus meaning your CV will grow and you will be more sought after by employers in the future (should you choose to stay within the same sector).
There is a large variety of site safety training
courses to choose from, depending upon your location, dates you want to take the course and obviously what you need to learn from it. Many of these courses within the construction sector are administered by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).
The CITB site safety training
courses that are offered include:
a) SMSTS Training (Site Management Safety Training Scheme): This is a five day course that is aimed primarily at site managers
b) SMSTS Refresher: This is only available to those who have completed the initial SMSTS Training course. This is a two-day course.
c) PMSTS (Plant Management Safety Training Scheme): A five day course that is aimed for managers, instructors and inspectors of plants, as well as others who hold responsibility in the plant environment.
d) SSSTS (Site Supervisor's Safety Training Scheme): This is a two day site safety training course designed for the supervisors on construction sites.
e) Health and Safety Awareness: Aimed at those working on a construction site, this course lasts for one day.
f) Achieving Behavioural Change: This course can be taken by anyone who works on a construction site and lasts for one day. It aims to reduce the frequency and risk of accidents onsite by challenging how people's attitudes toward site safety either reduces or increases the risk of incidents happening, and how to work toward changing negative practices to reduce such risks.
There are other site safety training
courses to choose from, but those listed above are the most popular CITB courses. If you choose to book your site safety training
course there are options throughout the UK, for the possible dates and locations for the course that will fit in around your schedule.