So, you’re wondering what the difference is between SSSTS and SMSTS qualifications? And, more importantly, which one do you need for your job role? Read on to find out everything you need to know.
SSSTS vs SMSTS
SSSTS and SMSTS are both construction industry safety courses, but the SMSTS course goes into much deeper detail. It’s designed for managers to be able to implement safety systems within the workplace, whereas the SSSTS is designed to give supervisors the skills needed to ensure compliance with these systems.
The main difference is that the SMSTS qualification is more comprehensive and is aimed at managers, while the SSSTS is aimed at supervisors. Another key difference is that the SMSTS course is 5 days long, while the SSSTS course is only 2 days.
The SMSTS is also a requirement on most construction sites.
SSSTS is the training required in the UK construction industry for first-line supervisors.
SSSTS or SMSTS certification: which training do I need?
Well, that really depends upon your role within the construction industry and what you need to do in your job. If you’re not sure, just check with your HR department or manager – or FaCT – who will be able to advise you on whether you need to take either an SMSTS or SSSTS course, depending upon your specific role within the company.
If you require any further help and guidance on whether SSSTS or SMSTS courses are right for you, contact our expert consultants today on 0121 809 6134.
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