The benefits of an SMSTS course
Many people choose to take the CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme course; it can give a real boost to your career and provides essential knowledge regarding safety on a construction site, which aids both the individual and those working with them.
The benefits to your career for passing the SMSTS CITB course are trifold.
- Firstly, the course is specifically designed for site managers. This means that common risks and problems that site managers may come across will be addressed in detail. All of the elements that managers will need to effectively implement health and safety on site will be covered, meaning the individual who has this knowledge can take it to any site they work on within the validity period of the qualification.
- The second career benefit of passing the SMSTS CITB course is that there is a refresher course available. This means that managers can maintain their qualification for a longer time, whilst spending less money and training time than completing the full course again.
SMSTS Refresher courses last two days instead of five and update managers on any legislative changes since their full course. They also refresh the key points of the course. Refreshers need to be completed no more than six months after the expiry of your original course certificate.
- The third career benefit of the SMSTS course is that is endorsed by the CITB and recognised by the UKCG (United Kingdom Contractors Group). This means that managers who have this qualification are acknowledged as having achieved a certain level of health and safety competency.
Benefits to the Individual
One of the key benefits of an SMSTS course to the individual is that is so quick and easy to complete. The course lasts five days and can either be done as a full working week consecutive block or as a day release course. The day release course runs one day per week over a total of five weeks and is great if things are too hectic on site to be away for a full working week. The block course will suit you if you are between projects or need to get your qualification ASAP.
Another benefit of the SMSTS CITB course is that it is available in locations all over the UK from Aberdeen to Southampton. This means finding a course near to you will be easy, cutting down on travelling time and costs.
Benefits to Other Workers
It may be stating the obvious, but the SMSTS course really does help to promote safe working practice on site.
Construction can be a dangerous industry compared to other types of work and the quality of people lives can be affected by the wrong decisions. This is why is so important that site leaders protect their workers as well as getting the job done on time and in budget.