5 daysCourse Aim
This course is designed for managers and agents who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.
The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for project managers, site managers, agents and site supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the course.
Delegates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
The course aims to help site managers, agents and supervisors to:
- Manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory role
- Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare, and recognise a safe site is efficient, economical and productive.
At the end of the period of training, Delegates will be aware of, and able to:
- Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work implement new guidance and industry best practice
- State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment.
The course content includes the following topics delivered over 5 days.
- Introduction to health and safety law, duties, responsibilities, enforcement and sanctions
- Overviews/explanations of CDM Regulations and other relevant construction regulations
- Accidents - costs, causes, investigation, prevention and reporting systems
- Risk assessment and risk control
- Safety management systems, policies, plans, performance and measuring
- Management of contractors
- Development of ’safe systems of work’ and permit systems
- Effective communications on site
- Behavioural science including awareness of human error
- Motivating good safety behaviour
- Construction company’s duties and responsibilities
- Responsibilities of Managers, Supervisors and Operatives
- Planning for health and safety management on a project
This is a highly interactive course delivered by means of case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. In addition you will be required to undertake some self-study outside of the course. You will be continuously assessed and required to successfully complete a multiple-choice test.
Delegates will be required to satisfactorily complete 4 course exercises throughout the course and complete a multiple choice exam at the end of the course to confirm their understanding of the subjects covered.
Upon successful completion of the course, delegate(s) will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. This qualification must be renewed every five years by attending the SMSTS Refresher course.
Please note that CITB Site Management certificates will no longer have a six month grace period and delegate(s) will need to attend a Refresher course before the expiry date of their original certificate.
Delegates will receive all course books and materials required for the successful completion of the course. In addition, delegates will have the option to purchase additional training materials and publications to supplement their learning and development.
Refreshments and a light lunch are provided on full day courses. Specific information will be included within the course joining instructions.