Does SMSTS Cover CSCS? Do You Need Both?
When you are taking steps to further your career as a construction professional, there are some vital training courses you need to undertake.
Two essentials you may have heard of are the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – but does SMSTS cover CSCS? We investigate further and answer the question “Can I get a CSCS card with SMSTS?” so you can decide your next step.
Do I Need CSCS If I Have SMSTS?
While SMSTS is an important training course in order to learn how to keep sites safe and well managed, this course does not replace the CSCS card. The card is necessary for a wide range of labourers and those in the construction industry who wish to work in professional environments, whereas the SMSTS course is aimed toward current or aspiring site managers. In order to achieve a manager’s black card, both are required in order to display your skills, experience, and competence.
What Is An SMSTS Course Like?
The SMSTS course provided by FACT is spread over five days and is aimed at construction professionals and site managers. This course is a deeper look at the subjects and issues raised over the course of the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course. The SMSTS course provides information and training on risk assessments, CDM regulations, changes in working practices, method statements, and more, in a way that is targeted toward Health and Safety Management.
Is SMSTS Essential?
Valid for five years upon completion, the SMSTS course is viewed as a standard requirement for those who wish to take on managerial positions on site as a quantity surveyor, project director, construction site manager, and more. After five years a 2-day refresher course should be completed to keep your certification valid.
What CSCS Card Can I Get With SMSTS?
With the SMSTS training course, you will be taking a great step towards receiving a CSCS black card. However, the card is not automatically granted as a result of completing the SMSTS course, and both are necessary for a site manager. THE SMSTS course will train you in site safety and management, while the CSCS card shows that you are an experienced professional in your area.
SMSTS is a necessary health & safety training requirement to get the manager’s black card, giving you the vital health & safety knowledge you need for managerial roles on many sites. You can benefit from high-quality training in these essential requirements from FACT, in a way that suits you.
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