What is the SMSTS course?
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.
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Delegates will gain the knowledge required to comply with legislation and regulations within a construction environment, such as the Health and Safety Act 1974.
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
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