Get Ex-sited About the SMSTS
Accredited by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), the SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme) is designed to help companies take a “top-down” approach to health and safety in the workplace. The SMSTS is a highly-respected and much sought-after qualification throughout the construction industry, with many employers insisting that all of their site managers and supervisors hold an up-to-date certificate. Work with APT to develop a safer workplace for your staff; learn more about the SMSTS scheme through our blog.
So what is the SMSTS, Anyway?
The SMSTS is a versatile and practical training course that’s probably worth looking into for anyone wanting to progress in the construction industry, particularly in the mid-senior level of management. Effective health and safety policy starts at the top, with employers and management staff working alongside more junior employees to make sure everyone is properly looked after. The 5 day SMSTS training course starts with the basics, taking an in-depth look at the Health & Safety at Work act before moving onto specific areas like demolition, excavation and even scaffolding.
Throughout the course, employers and managers will gain an understanding not only of the legal ins and outs of a document, but how this legislature applies to their business, their situation and – most importantly – their staff. The framework is also designed to be highly flexible and versatile, giving delegates the skills in key areas like risk and method assessments to ensure best practice when setting up and managing future projects. A forward-thinking course by its very nature, the SMSTS covers recent updates in legislature (such as CDM Regulations 2015) and gives attendees an opportunity to discuss changes in accepted working practice and occupational health.
Say Yes to SMSTS
APT Health & Safety regularly run SMSTS training courses in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and have a proven reputation for delegate satisfaction and success. To get more information on this industry-renowned accreditation, either for personal development, or to work towards a better standard of health & safety for your business, call us on 0843 507 3335 today.