Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
Accredited by: CITB
This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager.
The health and safety laws state that you must do everything possible to keep your employees and the public safe from harm. With the training you are provided through this Site Management Safety Training Scheme you will go over the regulations of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and learn how to carry out work on site adhering to the strict rules. There is a lot if information to take in, but some of the basic SMSTS course content and topics that are covered over the five day training includes:
- Method statements
- Risk assessments
Once you have finished learning the coursework you will then need to show that you have understood what you have learned. Each of the main elements will have exercises to complete, and these will need to be passed. At the end of the CITB course there is a final CITB exam and if you successfully complete the examination you will then be awarded with a certificate that lasts for a five year period.
- Benefits of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme
- Learn to Follow the Health and Safety at Work Act
- Become More Productive and Efficient
Site management safety is absolutely crucial for creating a safe environment in the workplace and in order to enact this properly, you will need to find the right training course. There are many advantages and benefits that the site management safety training scheme will offer to your organisation. Here are some of the main ones:
In 1974, Parliament passed the Health and Safety at Work Act, which outlines the responsibility that employers have to ensure the safety and welfare of all their employees. The act states that employers must do whatever is “reasonably practicable” to ensure that their employees have a safe working environment. The act also outlines the important obligations that employees have for protecting the health and safety of themselves and others.
Some people believe that following health and safety procedures is an inconvenient nuisance and makes the job take longer. They would rather take the risk, cut corners and get the job done faster. However, in the long run those who have this attitude will only be negatively affecting their productivity.
The truth is that bad health and safety practices and workplace accidents slow down productivity. When someone is injured, work has to cease and the employee might need to take time off from work to recover. Also, the company will need to spend time and money fixing damaged equipment and going through an expensive legal procedure when the employee claims compensation.
When done correctly, the right site management safety procedures will actually improve the productivity and success of your company.
Why Your SMSTS Certificate Needs Refreshing in 5 Years
One of the main reasons why your certificate will need renewing is so that you can be updated on the changes to the Health and Safety Regulations. These regulations can change frequently and a renewal course will help to inform you of all of these changes and how they will affect you on a daily basis in your work.
This is very important, because if you are not aware of a change that has been made and you are still following old health and safety standards when newer ones have been put in place, you could be putting your staff at risk. Keeping your certifications up to date will help to prevent the injuries and illness of your employees.
The health and safety industry is always changing and whenever an accident occurs, investigations can help to reveal a safer way of doing things. New equipment and materials can also be introduced into the workplace, which can sometimes present brand new health and safety risks that would not have been considered five years ago when taking the first course.
Also, it is important to take a refresher for your CITB qualification every five years in order to help you and your organisation achieve legal compliance for health and safety. This means that when you have all of your refresher certification up to date, you will be protected against legal action in the case of an accident. The SMSTS refresher course will update you on all changes in health and safety legislation, as well as best working practices and approved codes and safety standards.
Another reason is that, as human beings, we have a tendency to forget details over time. Be honest, do you really remember everything you learned in your original training course if it was several years ago? A refresher will give you a chance to study those important points again so that they are clear and fresh in your mind when you are on the job.
It is your on-going responsibility to ensure that you are kept up to date with the current health and safety issues and requirements in the industry.
► 5 days
► £475 + VAT
► Unit 3, James Yard 480 Larkshall Road Highams Park London E4 9UA
► 5 Years