The value of good Site Management Training is clear but it is also necessary to demonstrate this competence.
If you are a manager and want to make sure you are qualified, then a site management training
course is worth considering.
Having the correct qualifications has a triple benefit. Firstly, it means that you are recognised as being at a certain standard within your current role. Secondly, it shows that you take both your role and health and safety seriously. Thirdly, having a professional site management qualification on your CV strengthens it and makes it much more attractive to employers, especially UKCG companies.
Occasionally people may think that they have not got the time to complete site management training
. But, the SMSTS course is only 5 days in duration. In addition, if your site just cannot spare you for five consecutive full days, then you can attend a day release option. This means you can take the site management training
course on a one day a week basis. This lasts for five weeks and is favoured by those who are mid project, when their time is really limited.
Some people can also be put off by the cost of site management training
. Luckily for them, the SMSTS course is CITB endorsed. This means that whichever training provider offers the course, they have to cover a set specification. The course therefore has many standard elements, and although providers may deliver the course differently, the essence remains the same. What does this have to do with money? Well it means whichever course you choose to attend, you can be sure that you will cover the core essentials. This means you can shop around for price with confidence. However, those that are too busy or too smart to spend hours searching the internet often use online search facilities. These companies work with thousands of training providers, across the country, meaning they will know when and where the cheapest course is. Imagine making a call, telling them what you need, putting your feet up and having a cup of tea, while they do the donkey work for you!
The last issue that can be problematic is that of location. Those working in the construction trade are used to long hours and demanding schedules. Time for recreation and spending with their families is already limited, and attending a course that increases their commute time is not an attractive option. Luckily site management training
is a popular choice, this means many providers offer this course in locations all over the UK. By using online search facilities, you can not only save money but find the course that is closest to you. Finding the cheapest SMSTS near to you, on a schedule that fits in with your diary is no longer an impossible task.
Once you have achieved your SMSTS card, it will be valid for five years. Your will then have six months grace in which to renew the card. The refresher course is only two days in duration. It is well worth completing the refresher in the time allowed, as when six months grace period runs out, you will have to complete the full five days course over again, costing you more time and money.