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CITB SMSTS 5 Day Course

DURATION

5 days

OVERVIEW

This 5 day SMSTS Training course is designed for site managers, site agents and persons who are, or due to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and a workforce. In order to obtain the qualification delegates MUST attend all days of their chosen course.

The SMSTS certificate is valid for 5 years, after which time candidates must sit the SMSTS Refresher course in order to renew their SMSTS certification

The SMSTS course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.

Delegates under the age of 18 must provide written consent from a parent or guardian to successfully attend.

*  PLEASE NOTE - It will take approximately 6-8 weeks for the CITB to issue certification  *

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the SMSTS course successful candidates will be able to: -

  • implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work
  • implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • state their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment

COURSE AGENDA

The SMSTS course will cover the following topics: -

  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • CDM Regulations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Method Statements
  • Changes in accepted working practices
  • Scaffolding
  • Electricity
  • Behavioural safety
  • Excavations
  • Demolition
  • Confined Spaces
  • Management of Occupational Health
  • Working at Heights

ASSESSMENT

At the end of the CITB SMSTS course delegates are required to sit an exam paper consisting of 25 questions, of which 5 are safety critical and require a short written answer.  Multiple choice questions are worth 1 point each and safety critical questions are worth 1-3 points each.   In order to pass the course delegates MUST answer ALL of safety critical questions correctly.  The SMSTS Course pass rate is 80% (28 out of 35)

Delegates must attend all 5 days, in accordance with the SMSTS course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives and qualify for the SMSTS certificate.

This certificate will expire after five years. In order to remain qualified certificate holders are required to sit the SMSTS two day refresher course to renew their qualification for a further five years.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This 5 day course is intended for project managers, site managers and site supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the course.