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CITB - Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS) - Remote Learning

CITB remote learning course giving an update on project/site management responsibilities and their relevance in accountability for site safety, delivered via Virtual Classrooms.

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Course Details

Product number: CITB_SMSTSR_REM|3864

Course Aims

This industry leading course will provide delegates with improved and refreshed knowledge and understanding on responsibilities and accountability for site safety.

This remote learning and examination option for the Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS) course has been created to allow delegates to gain and develop the required knowledge outside of the classroom.

Please Note: The minimum age of attendance for this course is 16 years old, however delegates who are under the age of 18 must bring a completed parental consent form to the first day of the training course.

The course attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 3 - 50%, with a value of £60. Please see the Grants and Funding tab for further information.

Microsoft Teams MUST be installed beforehand to ensure you can participate successfully.

  • User Guide and further information here.

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The Operatives test ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. To apply for a CSCS Labourers Green card, delegates will need to successfully complete both the Operatives HS&E test and the Site Safety Plus Health & Safety Awareness course, holding both valid certificates. CSCS cards provide evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site, and contractors or clients in the UK require workers to hold a card before they are granted access to a site.

Classroom Training

This course is also available as a full-day classroom based CITB - Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS) course, please click here to find out more and view classroom dates.

The training and examination for this course will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams, but will follow the same curriculum as the classroom SMSTS Refresher course and the same standard of training will be delivered, meeting all Scheme Rules.

Agenda

  • Current focus of HSE's attention
  • Risk assessments
  • Method statements
  • CDM Regulations
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare (CDM part 2)
  • Reporting of Accidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
  • Overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction to include:
    • Work at Height Regulations
    • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
    • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
    • Control of Noise at Work Regulations
    • Fire on construction sites including Fire Safety Order
    • Construction waste and Site Waste Management

Theory Test

Individual written test with explanation of pass requirements.

Delegates who currently hold a valid Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate that has been gained within the previous five years.

Project managers, site managers and supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies.

Possession of this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager.

Please Note: The minimum age of attendance for this course is 16 years old, however delegates who are under the age of 18 must bring a completed parental consent form to the first day of the training course.

Virtual Classroom

This course will be delivered via video conferencing using Microsoft Teams Virtual Classroom. This allows two-way communication, ensuring the course is interactive with delegates having the opportunity to ask questions. Each delegate in attendance must have a webcam and microphone, to provide evidence of identity and the ability to answer all examination questions. For more information on how to use Microsoft Teams Click Here.

Hardware requirements

Devices Requirement

  1. Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
    • For a better experience with video calls and online meetings, we recommend using a computer that has a 2.0 GHz processor and 4.0 GB RAM (or higher)
  2. Desktop PC
    • Computer and processor: Minimum 1.6 GHz (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Hard disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space
    • Display: 1024 x 768 screen resolution
    • Graphics hardware: Minimum of 128 MB graphics memory
    • Operating system: Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 in 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Video: USB 2.0 video camera
  3. Mac
    • Processor: Minimum Intel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Hard disk: 1.5 GB of available disk space
    • Display: 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
    • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    • Video: Compatible webcam
    • Voice Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Assessment

The examination paper consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course. Each exam paper has:

  • 18 multiple choice questions (each worth one mark)
  • 7 questions in multi-response or short written answer format (each worth two marks) The exam pass mark is 81% (26 out of 32).

The exam lasts for 35 minutes and delegates are permitted to use the provided CITB publications for the last 15 minutes of the exam. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate valid for five years.

Please note, CITB no longer produce physical certificates, all certificates are produced digitally and sent to the booker of the course within 28 working days of the end of the course.

CITB Short Course Duration Grant

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 = £30

•Tier 2 = £70

•Tier 3 = £120

Course Name  Grant Tier Value
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator  Tier 2 £70
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection  Tier 1 £30
PASMA Mobile Access Towers for Users  Tier 2 £70
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)  Tier 3 £120
Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)  Tier 3 - 50% £60
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)  Tier 2 £70
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)  Tier 2 - 50% £35
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness  Tier 1 £30

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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