Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
What is it?
The SMSTS Course is a 5 day training programme conducted in the classroom. The training is taken by over ten thousand students each year to gain the appropriate safety training to manage safely on construction sites.
The UKCG (UK Contractors Group) recognises the SMSTS as the industry requirement for all staff including managers, supervisors, foremen, project managers and client facing staff to have the best training in managing safely on site. The UK Contractors Group require this course for management level staff to understand their legal responsibilities.
Who is it for?
This course is intended for project managers, site managers and supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the course. Possession of this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager.
What will I learn?
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, including work at height, confined spaces, excavations, electricity, scaffolding and demolition
It also includes recent changes in accepted working practices. Price includes the construction skills publication Construction Site Safety – Health, Safety and Environmental Information Manual (GE700), registration, certification and exam fees.
For those companies who are registered with the CITB for Grant and Levy purposes, you will be able to claim (subject to CITB approval) £50 per day of training for this course. This would equate to £250 that can be claimed for the CITB SMSTS Course.
Grant Process: Please ensure your delegate is provided the Company Name, Registered Address and CITB Levy number. The student is required to provide these details during their class on their personal registration form.
The CITB will process the grant using these details directly with the registered company post completion of the course.