Effective CITB Health and Safety Training

Supervisory roles are not just about being responsible for and enforcing safety protocols; they also have a crucial role in promoting a culture of health and safety in the workforce. At Centaur Training Services we emphasize the need for supervisors to lead by example and communicate the importance of safety measures to the entire team, through CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) authorised training courses, including the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) and Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS). Centaur equips attendees with the tools and techniques necessary to supervise effectively, giving them the skills and ability to understand health, safety, welfare, and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities.

The training courses are an invaluable resource for individuals in, or aspiring to take on, supervisory roles in the construction industry. With a strong emphasis on health, safety, and legal responsibilities, these courses allow participants to create a safer and more productive work environment.

Overview of Centaur’s ‘Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)’

If you’re considering, or already have supervisory responsibilities, this 2-day SSSTS course is for you, with successful completion of the course providing you with valid CITB certification for 5 years.

Upon completion of the course, you will have an effective understanding of:

  • Health and safety law and how it applies to supervisors
  • Your supervisory responsibilities in controlling the site safely
  • Risk assessments and the need for method statements
  • Effective site inductions, toolbox talks, and method statement briefings
  • Monitoring site activities effectively
  • Timely intervention when bad practice is identified

Course Duration – 2 days (9:00 – 17:00)

To remain qualified after your 5-year certification period, it is necessary to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise, the full course would need to be retaken.

Overview of Centaur’s ‘Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)’

This course is designed for those who have responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling, and administering groups of staff. It provides invaluable in-depth training including all relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction, and civil engineering industries. This 5-day SMSTS course also highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture within the workforce.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Implement all health, safety, welfare, and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • State your duties and responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare, and the environment

Course Duration – 5 days (9:00 – 17:00)

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified after this period, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise, the full course will need to be retaken. To find out about Centaur’s refresher courses go to Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R).

Centaur-administered CITB courses include:

Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

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