What is Involved in a CITB SMSTS Training Course?

Do you work in a managerial within the construction industry? If you do, you will need the health and safety training and experience to equip you for the job. Anyone from site managers and quantity surveyors to construction and project managers will benefit from a place on a CITB SMSTS training courses here at Target Zero, which is necessary to apply for a CSCS card. The focus of this five-day course is learning and implementing a strict health and safety code within a construction environment.

What will you learn on a CITB SMSTS training course? 

Safety in the construction industry begins with carrying out risk assessments, which this course covers in full. Training on the importance of how to identify, monitor and control hazards in the construction site environment will be provided.

Every SMSTS course includes information on the following topics and pieces of legislation:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
  • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment 1998
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • Scaffolding
  • Confined Spaces
  • Electricity
  • Excavations

How is an SMSTS training course taught? 

The CITB SMSTS training course is taught over five full days either remotely or at one of our classroom venues in Chelmsford and Peterborough. Our experienced trainers will prepare each delegate for the reality of working in the reality of the construction environment. Course content will be delivered by a range of case studies, assessments and exercises, including site briefings and site setups.

How do you achieve an SMSTS qualification?

The examination takes place on the afternoon of the last day of the course and consists of 25 multiple choice questions and 5 safety critical questions. You will need to complete each of the exercises, case studies and assessments throughout the course to the best of your ability and the satisfaction of the trainer and 100% attendance across the five full days is required.  Following successful completion of the course, you will be equipped to fulfil your health and safety responsibilities in the construction world.

How long is an SMSTS certificate valid for? 

From the date of completion of an SMSTS training course, this certificate is valid for five years. Following this, we also provide SMSTS Refresher courses to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. Best practices and working culture in the construction industry change regularly which means it is essential that anyone working in construction is kept abreast of current rules and regulations. Therefore, it is recommended that you wait no longer than three years after your initial SMSTS training before taking the refresher course.

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