What are the different CITB Course options?
are available across the UK running at trainers’ venues for individuals or customers’ sites for larger groups if requested and those organisations that are paying CITB Levy can receive grant to help towards the costs of these training courses.
The first of these is the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course. This training is at a foundation level and intended for operatives new to construction. The course is designed to assist operatives to comprehend the hazards working on a construction site. The CITB Health and Safety Awareness course covers essential safe site behaviour such as the expectations for site operatives, identifying and preventing accidents, current health and safety legislation, risk and method statements and how the operatives can actively promote good health and safety practice on site.
A second category of CITB course
is the CITB (ABC) - Achieving Behavioural Change Training course is aimed at all those employed in construction. Its primary aim is to encourage operatives to take responsibility for their own and others safety, by maintain an alert and aware attitude on site. The CITB (ABC) - Achieving Behavioural Change Training course meets the CDM 2007 Regulations (Construction Design and Management).
Thirdly the CITB Plant Management Safety Training Scheme, also known as PMSTS is a CITB course
designed for those responsible for plant machinery, such as plant inspectors, plant managers or workshop managers. The key advantage of the CITB Plant Management Safety Training Scheme course is that it covers how a combination of good communication, effective monitoring procedure and risk assessments contribute to maintaining a safe working environment. In addition the CITB Plant Management Safety Training Scheme course covers up to date legislation on health and safety practices.
One of the most popular CITB courses
is the CITB (SSSTS) - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme. Running over two days the CITB (SSSTS) - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme is specifically tailored to the needs of those who lead a team of workers such as line mangers, supervisors and gang leaders. The CITB (SSSTS) - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme course addresses specifically how the supervisors can improve health and safety of those working for them. The legal expectation for those undertaking the role of supervisor on a construction site is also addressed.
Although, often confused with the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme CITB course
, the CITB (SMSTS) - Site Manager Safety Training Scheme course is a distinct course running over five days as a consecutive block or on a day release basis. What distinguishes the CITB (SMSTS) - Site Management Safety Training Scheme from the CITB (SSSTS) - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme is that it is it is designed for site managers or those with responsibility for a whole site rather than a team of workers. The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues effecting health and safety on a construction site and how the manager’s role can be used to safeguard their workforces’ welfare. It addresses the legal requirements of site managers and those in a similar role and meets the CDM 2007 Regulations (Construction Design and Management).
Finally, the CITB (SMSTS) – Refresher Course is the two day ‘top up’ for those that have come to the end of the five year validity of the full CITB (SMSTS) - Site Management Safety Training Scheme card. It is designed to refresh the managers’ knowledge and update them of any changes in health and safety legislation which may affect safety on site.