The 2 day CITB SMSTS Refresher Training course is designed for candidates who have already passed the SMSTS course. All SMSTS certificates issued after 1st January 2005 are valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Candidates will be required to show their original 5 day certificate and if known provide details of where and when they took the course. Delegates MUST attend both days in order to obtain their certification..
By attending the SMSTS refresher course delegates will be updated on developments in construction legislation and use of appropriate best practice. The course will also enhance existing managerial skills necessary to achieve compliance with any new legal duties and responsibilities placed on them and their workforce.
At the end of the SMSTS Refresher course successful candidates will be able to: -
Manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management and supervisory role
Understand their legal, moral and social obligations to maintain a healthy and safe site, as well as consider the benefits and costs of implementation to their organisation
Identify and avoid potential hazards on site
Prepare method statements, risk assessments and other statutory requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act
The SMSTS Refresher course will cover the following topics: -
Legislation, ACOP updates with discussions on impact and practical aspects of compliance
Overview of proposed/impending legislation
Accident statistics, costs, causes, management responsibilities/methods in prevention
HSE's current focus on construction activities
Safety management systems, policies, plans and performance measuring
Management of Contractors
Communication and consultation aspects, effective use of 'toolbox talks' and 'site inductions'
Behavioural science including awareness of human error, stress and prevention
Anyone who has attended the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Course since 01 January 2001, and whose certificate is due to expire (5 years).
Throughout the course delegates will be assessed. At the end of the CITB SMSTS course, each individual has to pass an examination and present a suitable health and safety solution to a site activity which qualifies them for the Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate.
Delegates must attend both of the days, in accordance with the course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives to qualify for re-certification. Successful candidates will be issued with the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate which is valid for 5 years.