What's it all about?
This two-day course aims to refresh your understanding of your key responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health, welfare and the environment, enabling you to provide healthy and safe working conditions for everyone on site. Topics covered include: The current focus of the Health and Safety Executive’s attention, risk assessment and method statements, construction site health, safety and welfare, RIDDOR, behavioural safety, occupational health, overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction.
Is it suitable for me?
Candidates must take an SMSTS Refresher course before their existing certificate expires, otherwise the full SMSTS course will have to be taken again. The six month grace period that used to be in place will cease to exist from 1 January 2016. You must hold a valid SMSTS certificate, which has been gained within the last five years. This qualification must be renewed every five years by attending this SMSTS Refresher course. You must also have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
How will I be assessed?
This is a highly interactive course delivered by means of case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. In addition you will be required to undertake some self-study outside of the course. You will be continuously assessed and required to successfully complete a multiple-choice examination. Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.