What is SMSTS Training?
SMSTS Training is the abbreviation used for Site Manager Safety Training Scheme and is the recognised qualification for Site Managers in the UK Construction Industry. The training course was designed to help Site Managers to recognise the moral and legal responsibilities for the Health & Safety of workers and general public on construction sites.
Who is SMSTS Training For?
The SMSTS Course is for Site Managers, Site Supervisors, Project Managers and Owners of Construction Companies. SMSTS Courses are attended accross the UK by over 10,000 candidates each year and the CITB accredited SMSTS Course is widely accepted as the recognised qualification in the industry. The course will help candidates understand the current Health and Safety legislation and give them an understanding of their moral and legal responsibilities to both their workers and general public alike.
Benefits of SMSTS Training.
With only 5% of employees in the UK working in the Construction Industry and with over 27% of fatal injuries at work being attributed to Construction Industry it is not in dispute that this is a high risk industry. Health and Safety Training and in particular the SMSTS and the SSSTS Course are without doubt a necessity in helping to reduce Construction Industry related injuries and fatalities.
Reductions in work related injuries of course have the knock on effect of saving businesses money. If you need to replace your Trades & Labour Workers due to injury then this can take time, time wasted can cost any business money never more so in the Construction Industry.
All employers, business owners and managers are legally obligated to ensure that both they and their employees have sufficient understanding of current Health & Safety regulations in force. Without proper training this is not possible. A major benefit of SMSTS Training is the reduction in potential legal action taken by the Health & Safety Executive. Correct training increases the chances of avoiding accidents and also shows that a business has done their best to reduce the possibility in the first place by ensuring the current Health & Safety legislation is understood by having sufficient training in place.
The UK Construction Industry today insists on this recognised qualification if you wish to work in the industry as a Site Manager, so quite simply without this qualification you are unlikely to find employment.
How Long do SMSTS Certificates Last?
SMSTS Certificates last for a period of 5 years. After 5 years they can be renewed for a further 5 years by taking a SMSTS Refresher Course. The initial course is a 5 day course that can usually be booked as a one day a week or indeed in a block five days in one week setting, the SMSTS Refresher is a 2 day course.