What does an SMSTS training course look like?
Everybody knows that professionals are respected because of their experience and training in a field, and site managers are no exception. Site managers hold a position of authority and responsibility for the entire project, looking after the safety of their teams and the progress of the build. Getting specialised training in this field can really assist site managers in their role. One such training course that is available to site managers is the CITB SMSTS or Construction Training Industry Board, Site Managers Safety Training Scheme.
The Site Managers Safety Training Scheme course is five days long. The duration reflects the detail in which the course goes into to ensure that all the key areas of the role are addressed. Site management training
course times are specified by the CITB, to ensure that they have time enough to address the breath and depth of the subject. Delegates have a choice of whether to complete the course in a single week block or on one day a week, over five weeks. This means that if you are in a big rush and have to get your training done ASAP you can do the five consecutive day course. But if you just cannot take a full week away from site, you can fit the course in around your schedule by doing the day release course.
Site management training
courses are very popular, and so are available throughout the UK. You can save time and money, by locating the closest, cheapest course. You can also make sure that the dates of the course fit well with your schedule by comparing courses in your area. The best way to do this is by contacting an online service provider. As they have access to the dates and prices of courses nation wide, you will be able to pick the one that suits you best, with considerable less effort than if you searched yourself using the internet or by phone.
The content of the CITB site management training
course is standardised so you know that wherever you take the course, you will be covering similar topics. Courses include identifying and minimsing the risk of hazards on site, risk assessments, legislation that applies to site managers, tool box talks and instruction in management skills. Assessment for the CITB site management training
course is a 30 minute multiple choice test paper, sat at the end of the course.
In addition, the trainer will often observe your input to the discussions and tasks throughout the five days. If you successfully complete the Site management training
course, you will be awarded an SMTST certificate and this will be valid for five years. To remain qualified you must complete a two day refresher course towards then end of the last year or up to six months after. The six months is known as the grace period and you cannot complete a refresher course after this time. So to save time and money make sure to schedules your refresher in! It is also important to note that you will receive a certificate on passing this course and not a card.