Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
We can provide the SMSTS course in all areas of the UK at a venue to suit you. You can also take the SMSTS training at one of our venues listed below:
Who’s the programme for? And how long is it?
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is designed for construction managers, agents, quantity surveyors, construction directors and project directors. The course is also for people who are, or are preparing to be responsible for; planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce. The course lasts for 5 days.
What are the benefits of the SMSTS training?
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is recognised as the standard requirement by many companies for all managers on their sites. Alongside this there are many other benefits of the course. Including the receipt of an official CITB certificate. Furthermore, the course is part of the requirements for a Black FISS CSCS card.
Why Train with FaCT?
We are an organisation that has a lot of experience in delivering training. Consequently, you can be sure that the training you receive is from professional and expert instructors. Furthermore, we can provide training at a venue to suit you. We have many years of experience operating from our Birmingham and Manchester venues and other venues all across the UK. As a result, you can be sure of receiving the best training possible.
Where can I complete the SMSTS course?
We pride ourselves on our mobility and flexibility which means we can deliver the course in all areas of the UK at a venue to suit you. We also deliver the training at our centres located in Birmingham and Manchester. Both the Birmingham (Northfield) and Manchester centres facilitate the delivery of ‘all in one packages’, which include the touchscreen test (if applying for or renewing a FISS CSCS or CSCS card). Both the Birmingham and Manchester training and test centre have touchscreen test facilities which allows for the test to be taken there and then. Get in touch to book or ask any questions
How long is the certification valid for?
After completion the certification is valid for five years. Therefore, a refresher programme is a requirement before the expiry date of the certification to remain certified. The refresher course can be provided by us all across the UK. The test, is required when refreshing a FISS CSCS or a CSCS card, and is hosted at our Birmingham and Manchester venues.
What is the SMSTS training refresher?
The refresher course is for delegates who have previously successfully passed the full programme. Due to previous completion of the full SMSTS course the refresher is shorter, lasting two days. The course includes an update of the health and safety knowledge, in addition to a thorough overview of any legislative changes. The refresher also incorporates an introduction of new topics and a progression of the topics covered in the original course. Our Manchester and Birmingham venues can provide the touchscreen facilities needed to complete the test, which is a requirement when taking the course as part of a FISS CSCS or CSCS application or renewal.
What does the SMSTS course involve?
The course includes a detailed overview of all relevant legislation concerning safe working in the industry. It also addresses the necessity of risk assessment in the workplace. Also studied during the course are the implementation of necessary control measures and communication to create, implement and sustain a health and safety culture within the working environment and workforce. To access more information about the course you can also follow this link CITB website. You can find a brief summary of the course content below.
- Site set-up
- CDM regulations
- Risk assessments
- Method statements
- Confined spaces
- Changes in accepted working practices.
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