The Construction Industry Training Board and Site Safety Plus Scheme provides the building, civil engineering and allied industries with a framework for training and career development, for all levels of the workforce.
The CITB Scheme recognises a natural progression, from someone new to the industry through to those responsible for managing construction work. Starting with a health and safety awareness day to prepare for the Health and Safety Test, and progressing to an intermediate level for those about to have supervisory responsibilities. There is then and an advanced level for those with management responsibilities.
Intended for Supervisors, Project or Site Managers in the construction industry.
The course covers the following areas:
Health & Safety at Work Act
Regulations relevant to the management of health and safety within the Construction Industry
CDM, Risk Assessment, Management Systems
Scaffolding, Electricity, Excavations
Demolitions, Confined Spaces- Accidents and associated legislation (RIDDOR)
Designed to assist managers and potential managers to develop a knowledge, awareness and understanding of their legal, moral and social responsibilities in respect of health, safety and welfare.
The 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 maintain safe systems and safe methods of work.
Course members are required to reach or exceed a minimum level of achievement on the course. Assessment is determined by:
Full attendance of all sessions of the course
Assignments / projects during the course
The CITB SMSTS certificate is issued on successful completion.
RISK training is relevant to your organisation, easy to use in real situations and delivered in a practical and stimulating environment. With some of the highest pass rates in the UK, our training is guaranteed to be incredibly effective in creating a safer workplace.
Courses can be delivered "In-company" if numbers and facilities permit.
The courses are also run on an open basis at our various training venues. (Assistance in finding accommodation can be provided if required)
CITB Levy Payers may be eligible to claim 'CITB Attendance and Achievement Grants' for the course.
The Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course has been designed to meet the needs of site supervisors within the construction industry. This course is for first line managers – those who have to, or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities. The course aims to highlight the need for risk assessment in the workplace, implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication and monitoring in order to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.
The course is designed to ensure that candidates have an overview and understanding of their responsibility for supervising and helping to oversee safety in a construction site environment.
The course is an ideal lead in for delegates who will go on to attend the 5-day site managers SMSTS Training course at a later stage of their career development.
Upon completion of the SSSTS training course, candidates will be able to:
Understand the problems of the industry
Appreciate how health and safety law is structured
Identify how their supervisory role fits into that of the manager in controlling site safety
Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
Carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
Understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need
Training Course Content
The main topics covered by the SSSTS training course syllabus will be best practice in areas such as:
Construction Accidents: types, numbers and immediate and underlying causes
Health and Safety Legal System
Acts, Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes
Risk Assessment in areas such as:
Work at height
Control of contractors
There is a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the Site Safety Plus CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Certificate
The CITB SMSTS Refresher training course is designed to ensure that personnel maintain and up-date their current health and safety knowledge. The course covers changes to legislation, approved codes of practice and best working practice within the industry.
Individuals wishing to renew their SMSTS training certificate must provide a copy of the original five-day course certificate. Details of the course venue and the date of the course should also be provided if known. Only those individuals who have passed the five day course and provided evidence of this will be eligible to take the two day refresher course.
Upon completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
Appreciate recent developments in construction legislation accident causes, costs and reasons for prevention
Understand the legal system, relevant legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, Guidance, Notes Codes of Practice and Case Law
Conduct risk assessments
Monitor health and safety performance
Understand best practice in the management of sub-contractors
Disseminate information to operatives and sub-contractors
Refresher Course Syllabus
The main areas covered by the syllabus are:
Introduction to Health and Safety Management
Managing Health and Safety
Responsibilities of Supervisors and Managers
Measuring and Auditing health and safety performance
Control of hazards and risks
Training Course Assessment
Assessment is determined by reaching a minimum level of achievement against four criteria:
Full attendance of all CITB SMSTS training course sessions
Performance in each of the four core exercises
An overall review by the course tutor
A pass mark in the 50 question multi-choice paper
Successful candidates will be awarded the Site Safety Plus CITB Construction Site Management Safety Training Certificate (SMSTS). This certificate will remain valid for 5 years.
CITB Levy Payers may be eligible to claim 'CITB Attendance and Achievement Grants' for the course.
CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme refresher (SMSTS)
This course is for current first line managers who have already undertaken the 2 day Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme course and are still current within their 5 year cycle.
To bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a range of topics many building on the previous two-day course programme as well as introducing new subjects. Be aware of and able to implement all updated health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affect them in their role as a supervisor. Be aware of and able to implement new guidance and industry of best practice. Be more aware of their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment
This course can be used as a precursor to attendance on the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.
Health and Safety at Work Act and relevant regulations
Specific site issues, which include such topics as work at height
CoSHH, Noise and Vibration assessment.
Tool Box Talks (Short Duration Training)
Control of subcontractors
Overview of Environmental Legislation
Continuous assessment by the trainer with an end of course multiple choice assessment and group assessment exercises.
On successful completion of the course and final exam the candidate will receive an industry recognised CITB certificate valid for 5 years.
The one day health and Safety awareness course is for people who are working, or are considering a career in construction industry. The H&S course gives an 'awareness' of construction and civil engineering health and safety and how it affects the day to day working of construction site. It can be used as a prerequisite for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Health, safety and environment touch screen test or just as repeat refresher training.
This course is the first step towards a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus courses that range from operative training, up to Supervisor, Site Manager and Director Health and Safety courses.
Changes to the CSCS Green Card from 1st July
If you work as a labourer you can take the Construction Skills route when applying for the new Green Card. You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved at least a Level 1 Site Safety Plus Heath and Safety Awareness Course. You must also pass the CITB operatives touch screen test within two years prior of applying for a new card.
The minimum requirement is a good understanding of written and spoken English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call 0800 690 6120 and speak to dedicated team of operators.
Aims and Objectives of the Course
To confirm that individual responsibilities are understood:
why they are responsible for their known duties
what is expected of them
to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace
On completion of the one day course
Successful delegates will gain knowledge and skills in:
Understand the need to prevent accidents and incedents.
Have an understanding of health and safety law
Identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site
Understand the need for method statements and risk assessments.
Be aware of the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure
feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident
Their responsibilities for their own safety and the safety of others
Typical construction hazards and how these are controlled
How everyone can help achieve better practical standards of safety on site
Legal requirements and liabilities
Working at height
This is a highly interactive course delivered by means of case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. Delegates will be continuously assessed and will have to successfully complete a multiple-choice exam.