Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Course

What is SMSTS?

The Site management Safety Course is a Build UK certified 5 day training course aimed at Site Managers, Agents and Supervisors. Or those looking to fill those roles.

What does SMSTS teach?

  • Site Setup

Construction and building companies usually have to wait years for authorities to grant permission, and setting up a construction site is the first actual step of construction after these long waits.

However, the construction setup should not be rushed, as it consists of vital components that might be crucial for later developments and safety.

Decisions about construction setup usually have to be made by a construction manager. And this is what this course picks up on. Ensuring you make the right and safe decisions.

  • CDM regulations

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 was proposed to increase health and safety in the dangerous industries such as construction by teaching you to: sensibly plan any construction work so the risks involved are mitigated or managed from start to finish.

  • Risk assessments

Risk assessment is a term used to describe the overall process or method where you: Identify hazards and riskfactors that have the potential to cause harm (hazardidentification). Analyze and evaluate the risk associated with that hazard (risk analysis, and risk evaluation).

  • Method statements

A work method statement, sometimes called a “safe system of work”, is a document that details the way a work task or process is to be completed. The method statement should outline the hazards involved and include a step by step guide on how to do the job safely.

  • Scaffolding

In this section of the course you will learn the safety procedures revolving around scaffolding and working at heights. Drafting up the correct method statements and risk assessments is vital for this potentially dangerous phase of construction

  • Electricity

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme syllabus will always contain a unit on electrical safety. It is the responsibility of an employer to comply with various regulations and legislation.

  • Excavations

The law states that you must mitigate danger to workers in or near excavations. To maintain the required precautions, a competent person (you) must inspect excavation supports or battering at the start of the working shift and at other specified times. No work should take place until the excavation is safe. This section is introductory and other courses go into this aspect more thoroughly

  • Demolition

The law states that all demolition, dismantling and structural alteration must be carefully planned and carried out in a way that prevents danger by practitioners with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience. Key issues are:

  • Confined spaces

Under domestic law (the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and others. This responsibility is reinforced by regulations.

  • Changes in accepted working practices

this goes into legislation involving working hours, pay and all employment laws that a site manager or supervisor would be required to know.

  • How much does it cost?
The courses range from 400-800. Quickly searching google for

Where can you get one?

There are many vendors who offer training. Regardless of your location you will be able to find a local center which offers site safety training. The cheapest we could find in our location was by Tala Training

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