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CITB SMSTS Day Release is a five-day training course delivered one day a week for five weeks. This course is designed for site managers who control and organise groups of staff in their workplace.
This SMSTS Day release course will explain how to maintain good health and safety management on site. This is important for the site’s workers safety, health and welfare.
Site Managers, Site Supervisors, Project Managers, proprietors of SME’s, and client-based personnel who already or are going to manage a construction site should attend this course.
If you are currently completing a Site Manager’s NVQ, this course can also as part of your evidence for the qualification. Therefore supporting your application for a Black Manager CSCS Card.
Also, with the knowledge you gain, you will be able to keep your workers safe from site accidents through effective leadership. As one of our top CITB training courses; this course should be the first course you attend if you are a site manager or aspire to become one.
This course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this course, keep reading):
This course can be delivered in the following ways:
The Remote Learning SMSTS Day Release offers even more flexibility than the classroom course. Delegates don’t even need to be off-site to attend the course; they can log in from the site via a computer or laptop.
The course is hosted on an online virtual classroom using Zoom. To access the course, delegates must join the course using the link provided. However, they will need a computer or laptop with a screen, camera, microphone and access to the internet to attend this course online.
The tutor will deliver all the same content as the classroom-based course, and delegates can still interact with fellow delegates and the tutor over webchat and video. Delegates are provided with a downloadable digital copy of the coursebook, and the final exam is completed online.
We have multiple dates for the Remote Learning course available to book online or over the phone.
This course is available in our training centres throughout the UK. The tutor delivers the course in a traditional classroom format to up to 20 delegates at a time.
The SMSTS day release format is favourable to companies who prefer not to have a Site Manager off-site for a whole five days in a row. It also allows delegates more time to revise and do their work at home and manage work commitments simultaneously.
We have multiple public dates available to book throughout the year. Classroom courses can be booked over the phone or online by delegates themselves or companies booking on behalf of their employees.
If one of our public course dates doesn’t fit in with a clients schedule, we can arrange an in-house course specifically for their delegates.
This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely whenever they please within the 5 weeks. To deliver an in-house directors course, there must be a minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 12.
We price each in-house course on a case by case basis; the price may vary depending on location, delivery style and delegate numbers.
If you would like us to quote, complete the in house training enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
The SMSTS day release course provides you with an in-depth understanding of how to maintain good safety and health management on site.
With this knowledge, you will be able to manage your workforce more effectively.
The content covered by the course includes:
Health and safety: accident prevention, facts and figures.
Health and Safety and The Manager: the role of a manager, leadership styles, types of work, range of activities, and the consequences of failing to manage health and safety.
Health and safety and the legal system in the UK: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA), and Implementing Health and Safety Legislation.
Working at Height Regulations 2005: risk assessments, working at heights hazards, scaffolding types, scaffold inspection, safety provisions (ladders, harness, fall arrest).
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015: the construction phase plan, key regulations changes, and information on duty holders.
The Protective Equipment Regulations 1992: reducing the risk, harmful substances, eye and skin protection.
RIDDOR: reporting injuries and the types of injuries.
First Aid Provision: first aid staff, first aid equipment, and the HSE recommendations.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, COSHH Regulations; Noise at Work Regulations, and Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
Asbestos: Who is at risk? What is it? Asbestos-related diseases.
Waste and environmental management: dealing with construction waste, and the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Risk assessments and risk management: evaluating risks, qualitative/quantitative, and control measures.
Various legislation: Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
Construction hazards: underground and overhead services, excavations, electricity at work, confined spaces and fire precautions.
Occupational health: drugs and alcohol
in the workplace and mental health awareness.
Assessment: You are evaluated on your engagement during the training and your performance on the four core exercises of the course. The four exercises include:
On the last day, you also must present in front of other group members and complete a multiple-choice examination.
Enjoyed the course and the delivery from Al the assessor.
The course is delivered over five days but spread over five weeks, rather than the usual block release.
The main requirement is that you can speak, understand and write English well.
You must also hold or currently hold a construction manager type role.
This course is CITB accredited and part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses. When you have completed the course, you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks. The certificate will expire five years after course completion.
Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.
You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses
Having experience in a supervisory role is an important step to take in becoming a site manager.
This SMSTS day release course will help you with the knowledge to become a good site manager. This course is the standard training for all construction site managers.
Yes, as long as the training is delivered over a 5 week period from the start date.
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