Making sure you and your team all have the right health and safety knowledge is important in any industry, but it’s even more crucial for high-risk trades. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces for employees.
Here are three essential safety training courses for you and your workforce to ensure you stay safe on site.
CITB Health & Safety Awareness (Green Card Course)
The CITB Health & Safety Awareness course is aimed at operatives from all trades who work on any type of building site. You must take this type of course to gain a green CSC Labourer’s card, along with the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test (commonly known as the Touch-Screen Test). The course takes one day to complete and is a great introduction if you have just started working in the industry.
This course provides participants with a summary of different health, safety, welfare and environmental issues that could be potential hazards in a construction environment. It aims to give individuals the confidence to look after themselves, whilst informing them of their legal rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
If you’re aspiring to become a site foreman or trade supervisor on a UK Construction group site, you must gain the right qualifications first. The SSSTS course provides you with the certification needed to understand the legal responsibilities of becoming a site supervisor.
The SSSTS courses teach participants all the site essentials for looking after their team. In practice, this will allow you to further educate your team on the potential risks that may arise when working in construction. The SSSTS course takes two days to complete and should be renewed with a one-day refresher course every five years.
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
This course is widely regarded across the construction industry as the definitive training for contract managers, site managers and senior foreman. The SMSTS course can be tailored to give you a strong awareness of different health and safety issues that affect the construction industry.
This course lasts five days and provides participants with an in-depth analysis of the criminal and civil law risk assessment principles. You’ll also learn about the key CDM Regulations and hazardous practices to look out for.
If you work in the construction industry, we offer a range of site safety courses to help you and your team stay safe at work. Book our site safety courses today.