Site Managers Safety Training Scheme - ConstructionSkills (CITB)
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This course is designed for site managers, agents and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.
The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It 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 among the workforce.
The aims and objectives of the five-day course are:
To help site managers, agents and supervisors to:
- manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory role.
- develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare, and
- recognize a safe site is efficient, economical and productive
At the end of the period of training, Delegates will be aware of, and able to:
- implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work
- implement new guidance and industry best practice
- state their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment
Delivering the five-day course
In order to maintain continuity and flow, and to maximize a Delegate’s comprehension and participation, the favoured method of delivery is to hold the course over five consecutive days. However, day release, comprising of one or two days per week for up to a maximum of five weeks, is an acceptable alternative.
Where courses are interrupted, for example by Bank Holidays, this time period may be extended to seven weeks.
Should a Training Provider wish to deliver the course over half-days or as an evening course, the required contact hours are 40 and 42 hours respectively. Half- day courses will require an attendance of a minimum of four hours and evening classes for a minimum of three and a half hours at any one time. These extended hours take into account the stop-start nature of the delivery
Only in extenuating circumstances should courses be run any differently to the above alternatives and permission must be granted by the SMSTS Department at the registration stage.
Delegates are required to attend all sessions, since without full attendance the Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate will not be awarded. Delegates must attend the days in order, in accordance with the course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives to qualify for the certificate. If a Delegate is unable to do this they must enroll on a completely new course in order to maintain the sequence of training and exercises, and complete the days with the same Training Provider. Training Providers must discourage Delegates from swapping courses unless due to extenuating circumstances; but should the situation arise, the sequence of days attended must still remain the same.
Under no circumstances may a Delegate be allowed to sit the compulsory objective examination unless all days have been attended.
Delegates unable to complete the course due to certified sickness or extenuating circumstances must complete the course within 90 days of the last day of attendance eg family bereavement or illness. This does not mean work based emergencies – companies should plan for these. No Delegate is allowed to attend more than two courses of split attendance and must re-take the full course.
Core exercises and case study
On completion of the course and successfully passing the three core exercises, case study exercise and end-of-course examination the delegates are awarded the Construction Site Manger’s Safety Certificate.
The three core and case study exercises are carried out to assess the performance and interaction of each participant within the group exercises.
The three core exercises comprise:
1. Implementing health and safety legislation
2. Managers’ and supervisors’ responsibilities
3. Site briefing
It is the responsibility of the Training Provider to choose which case study is most appropriate for the delegates attending the course. It is important to ensure additional study material is seen in the context of the individual’s day-to-day working environment.