What is the Site Management Safety Training Scheme?
The SMSTS course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.
Anyone aged over the age of 18 years old with sufficient experience and knowledge in either building, construction or civil engineering.
What Does The Course Include?
The SMSTS course highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.
Content included in the course over a 5-day period include:
Health & Safety Law, including CDM Regulations
Health & Safety Policies, risk assessments and method statements
Induction, training, communication and leadership and worker engagement
Inspection & Audit, statutory forms, notices and registers
Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation
Management of health, welfare facilities, stress and mental health at work and drugs and alcohol
COSHH, Lead, Asbestos, Dust, Fumes, Noise and Vibration and Manual Handling
Site organisation, fire prevention and control, electrical safety and temporary works
Plant and work equipment, mobile plant and vehicles, lifting operations and equipment and mobile workforce and driver safety
Work at Height Regs, safe working at height, common access equipment, scaffolding, fall arrest and suspension equipment and excavations
Underground and overhead services and confined spaces
Changes in accepted working practices
There will also be a multiple-choice examination at the end of the course
The SMSTS certificate is valid for 5 years, after which time candidates must sit the SMSTS Refresher course in order to renew their SMSTS certification