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CITB - Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)

CITB course covering the legal requirements and the environmental impact of construction activities. 


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Course Details

Product number: CITB_SEATS|1472

This CITB course will provide delegates with who have management or supervisory responsibilities on a construction site with basic environmental knowledge.

All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the CITB Construction Skills publication GE700 – [Construction Site Safety]. This publication covers all that a construction site manager needs to know on current health, safety and environment issues.

This attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 1, with a value of £60.  Please see the Grants and Funding tab for further information.

  • Environmental impacts and the issues associated with construction activities
  • Why sustainability issues are important
  • An introduction to Environmental Management Systems
  • Waste management
  • Pollution prevention, contaminated land and water management
  • How to be a good neighbour
  • Being a responsible contractor

This is a highly interactive course delivered by means of case studies, classroom discussion and group work . You will be continuously assessed and required to successfully complete a multiple-choice test.

Delegates with management or supervisory responsibilities on a construction site. This could include site supervisors, managers, assistant managers, agents, and foremen.
You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area 0345 605 0006.

Developed by leading construction and engineering solution providers; with support from CITB Construction Skills, the new course is fully endorsed by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and the Environment Agency (EA) and is accredited by Site Safety Plus.
On successful completion of a Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) course, delegates are issued with a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate valid for five years.

CITB Short Course Duration Grant

As of the 1st April 2023, the levy grants for CITB have been updated. For more information on the changes please click here.

Information for Employers

HSS Training is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing our customers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses.  The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.

How much is the Grant?

The grant rates are split into three tiers, determined by the duration and content of the course.

•Tier 1 = £60

•Tier 2 = £140

•Tier 3 = £240

Course Name  Grant Tier Value
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator  Tier 2 £140
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection  Tier 1 £60
PASMA Mobile Access Towers for Users  Tier 2 £140
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £60
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £60
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)  Tier 3 £240
Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)  Tier 3 - 50% £120
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)  Tier 2 £140
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)  Tier 2 - 50% £70
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness  Tier 1 £60

Please refer to the Approved Course List on CITB’s website for the full course directory. Grants are paid once for each individual per course, with the exception of a renewal or refresher course.

Which courses are covered?

As a CITB accredited ATO, HSS Training has 20+ courses registered under the CITB Short Course Duration Grant.  Short duration courses last from 3 hours to 29 days, focusing on the core construction skills needed across the industry. 

The full list of approved courses is available on CITB’s Construction Training Directory.

• Assured Products - courses delivered to an agreed industry standard

• Recognised Products - an approved standard by a relevant awarding body that is widely accepted by the industry i.e. IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association

• CITB - relating to the Site Safety Plus courses

How do I claim?

Q. What do I need to do as the employer?
A. Simply book your employee onto their required course (our full open schedule is available on the HSS Training website) and provide us with the following details: Delegate name, DOB, Address, NI Number and the Employer CITB Levy Number.

Q. How do I make a claim?
A. We will do everything for you. Because HSS Training is an ATO with CITB, following your employees successful completion of their course we will update the  construction Training Register and you will automatically receive the payment.

Q. How will I receive the payment?
A. Grants can only be paid back via bank transfer, so ensure that CITB hold your current bank details - you can do this through their secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form.

Who can claim?

Any Employer can claim who has registered with CITB and meets their general grants scheme eligibility requirements. Short Duration grants are available to all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and sub-contractors.

Note – grants are not paid to individual employees.

Eligibility Requirements

Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).

Please refer to CITB’s website for more information on how Levy Returns are calculated for a company.

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