What is SMSTS Training?
is undertaken by more than 10,000 people every single year in the United Kingdom. SMSTS training
courses let those who are currently site managers or, anyone who is intending to become a site manager, develop a firm understanding of the different aspects of managing sites in a construction environment. Aspects covered in the course are the understanding of legal, moral and social responsibilities that are involved in their role as a site manager or supervisor. Candidates will also learn how to manage on site health and safety in accordance with all legal provisions. SMSTS training
courses take have duration of five days, during which candidates must pass anumber of core exercises to develop and hone their skills as a site safety manager. At the end of the course all candidates are required to sit an examination and this will determine whether candidates qualify to receive the SMSTS certificate.
When a candidate completes their SMSTS training
and receives their certificate, the certificate lasts five years, after which candidate’s must take the SMSTS refresher course. This course is two days long and is for those who have previously completed their SMSTS training
, to renew the current certificate.
As well as SMSTS training
there are a wide range of courses available for managers and supervisors alike to develop their skills. These other CITB courses include the shorter SSSTS training course for Site Supervisors and the one day course in health and safety awareness. The health and safety awareness training is a CITB course run over one day for construction industry operatives with the purpose of helping candidates understand potential hazards that are to be faced on a construction site. Candidates of the health and safety awareness training course will learn practical summaries of such subjects relating to health, safety, environment issues, identifying delegate’s responsibilities for looking after themselves and after others as well. The course also outlines responsibilities of employers and what should be done should safety ion the work place be compromised, to the candidates.
Another course available for those trying to extend their skill set on the construction site is achieving behavioural change training. This is a one day long course aimed at everyone on the construction site from managers downwards. The course provides candidates with understandings of how various factors such as attitude, staff behaviours, communication and engagement at all levels can help prevent accidents on construction sites occurring.
With a number of safety related courses available for workers, supervisors and managers of construction sites it is essential that all members of staff receive the correct safety training at the highest level to ensure the safety of everyone involved in work on the construction site. It is very important to ensure that all certificates held by managers and supervisors are current and up to date to conform to all rules and regulations, and certified by the construction industry training board.