Who should attend an SMSTS Course?
The CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme, or SMSTS for short, is a health and safety course which is intended for project managers, site managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies. Lasting five days, the SMSTS course will provide attendees with the knowledge required to comply with legislation and regulations regarding a construction site, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
A broad range of topics are covered on SMSTS courses, such as undertaking suitable risk assessments for a construction site, scaffolding, electricity, fire safety, confined spaces, CDM and much more. This makes SMSTS training essential for construction site managers in order to comply with all associated legislation, as well as ensuring a safe construction site, which is extremely important as the sheer number of dangers means that those working in the construction industry spend their time in some of the most hazardous of working environments.
CITB SMSTS courses also provide an excellent basis and foundation for further progression onto other courses and qualifications, with those obtaining an SMSTS qualification often going on to further study and qualifications such as the NEBOSH Construction Certificate. An SMSTS course will provide you with a good understanding of the basics, so even if you don't want to go onto higher qualifications, you will still have a good grounding in health and safety.
Aims and Objectives of the SMSTS Course
At the end of the CITB SMSTS course, delegates should be able to:
SMSTS Course Content
Key topics of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme include:
SMSTS Course Tutor
Our SMSTS course tutors are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals, with an appropriate background in risk management and delivering engaging health and safety training. Our trainers hold numerous appropriate health and safety qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, as well as teaching qualifications such as the City & Guilds PTLLS certificate to ensure the high quality of their teaching.
The SMSTS course is delivered over five consecutive days. Delegates must attend all days in order to obtain the SMSTS certificate.
We run all of our SMSTS courses over five consecutive days rather than day release or distance learning. This achieves the best pass rates as delegates are taking the assessment whilst the information is fresh in their memories. In fact, we have lost count of the number of people who have come to us after spending money on a distance learning or day release SMSTS course with other providers and finding that they were not able to pass the exam at the end. Just because it may be cheaper or more convenient does not mean it is better for achieving what should be the main objective of doing the course in the first place; obtaining the qualification.
During the course, projects are undertaken in groups and constantly assessed by the tutor. At the conclusion of the course, delegates are required to undertake a short multiple choice exam assessment. Delegates who successfully complete the projects and assessment are awarded the CITB ConstructionSkills Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate.
Only those providers such as ourselves who have been accredited by CITB ConstructionSkills are allowed to offer CITB SMSTS training and SMSTS training courses.
Scheduled SMSTS Courses and Cost:
We run the CITB ConstructionSkills Site Management Safety Training Scheme SMSTS course across the UK in Nottingham, Manchester and Reading. Unlike some providers of health and safety courses, all of our open course prices include exam fees, certification costs, on-site car parking and study book(s), as well as a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Some SMSTS training providers also take the study books back at the end of the course, but on our SMSTS courses, delegates take away and keep the study book at the end of the course for future reference and to assist them back in the workplace.
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NEBOSH General Pages
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The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a wealth of information, with the syllabus covering a variety of different health and safety topics which are relevant to the vast majority of workplaces. The scope and respect which this NEBOSH qualification commands makes it one of the most popular and sought after of courses.
For useful pages and articles about the NEBOSH General Certificate click here.
Accredited Health and Safety Training Courses
Use the links below to see the accredited health and safety training courses we offer from various health and safety awarding bodies, such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Diploma, IOSH Managing Safely and the CITB SMSTS and SSSTS courses.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health
NEBOSH qualifications are some of the most recognised and respected health and safety qualifications in the world. There are a range of courses available, starting with the NEBOSH Awards which provide an excellent foundation in health and safety, the Certificates such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, right up to comprehensive NEBOSH Diploma qualifications like the NEBOSH National Diploma.
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
IOSH is Europe's leading body for health and safety professionals. As an independent and not-for-profit organisation they aim to regulate and steer the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial and authoritative guidance on health and safety issues. Their flagship course, the IOSH Managing Safely qualification, is one of the most popular health and safety courses available.
CITB/ConstructionSkills Construction Site Safety Courses
The CITB ConstructionSkills site management SMSTS courses and the site supervisors SSSTS courses are designed to give the people and organisations involved in the construction industry the skills and knowledge that are necessary in order to survive and prosper in today's challenging economic environment, resulting in a safe, professional and fully-qualified UK construction industry.