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CITB - Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is regarded as one of the most respected and valuable construction courses available for site managers and supervisors, and is taken by thousands of new and experience managers each year.

Overview

This course highlights the need for risk assessments in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.

This information together with the experience gained will enable managers to organise, monitor and measure both health and safety performance on site, and to establish and maintain safe system and safe methods of work thereby satisfying legislative requirements.

Who is the course for?

The SMSTS training course is intended for project managers, site managers and site supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Possession of the SMSTS 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.

Objectives

The overall objective of the SMSTS course is to develop awareness and competence to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both company, policy and construction industry best practice.

Course Outline

The qualification covers the following topics:
Health and Safety Statistics
Causes of accidents in the construction industry
Accident Reporting - RIDDOR
Health and Safety Systems
Health and Safety Duties
Management Regulations
Plant and Equipment
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
Confined Spaces
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Manual Handling
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Control of Lead at Work
Control of Asbestos at Work
Information, Instruction, Training and Supervision
Hazards to Health
Monitoring

SMSTS Course Duration

Duration: 5 days

Cost
580 plus vat (included CITB Fee, candidate resources and a copy of the CITB publication GE700

N.B It must be stressed to all course attendees that the need to attend ALL sessions. Without full attendance the CITB will not award the SMSTS Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate.