Why Do I Need To Go On An SMSTS Training Course?

With the construction industry being such a demanding environment, the health and safety of everyone on a site is a top priority. So, if you’re about to start a managerial role in a construction or engineering company, you will need to know about the UK’s stringent health and safety regulations. The better you understand your responsibilities in respect of maintaining the health and safety of people on site, the more effective you will be in your new job.

Target Zero Training’s SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) course, which can be attended online, at one of our training venues or at your venue, will give you a thorough and full understanding of the health and safety regulations, as well as what it is required from you in your role.

It is worth noting that today, many construction companies won’t allow you to work on-site if you don’t hold an SMSTS certificate.

What Will I Learn On An SMSTS Course?

Construction and engineering professionals in a senior roles within their organization, such as site managers, project managers/directors, and quantity surveyors, or anyone who is responsible for a team of workers, must ensure that safety on site is paramount. In addition. There are legal requirements for the company to adhere to health and safety regulations.

Target Zero’s SMSTS course will give you all the necessary information you need to know to be able to implement the health and safety code of practice within your workplace. Our course covers:

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
  • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment 1998
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Scaffolding
  • Confined spaces
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • 4 Core Exercises (Plan, Do, Check & act (HSG65) Site Briefings and Site Setup).

As well as finding out about the different types of legislation that applies to the construction industry, you will also learn and understand the importance of regular risk assessments in the workplace. In addition, the course will teach you how to identify, monitor and control hazards often associated with the building and civil engineering sectors. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply health, safety, welfare and environmental policies and procedures on a construction site.

During the course, you will be required to conduct a variety of exercises and at the end you will sit an exam comprising of 25 questions; 18 of which are multiple choice and seven written questions. To pass you will need to attend for the full five days of the course and achieve a minimum pass rate of 81%. Your SMSTS Certificate is valid for five years, therefore, it is highly recommended that at after three to four years, you attend an SMSTS Refresher course to attain a further five years of certification.

Health and safety regulations within construction change regularly, therefore, it’s important that you keep up to date with any new amendments and additions to legislation.

Attaining a certification in health and safety requirements ensures health and safety standards are maintained for everyone on site. It also gives those in managerial roles the knowledge and tools to ensure that those standards are applied effectively, thereby reducing site related accidents and injuries. For more information on our SMSTS course and book your place, contact us today.

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