Online CITB Training Courses
Smas Worksafe now offers Approved CITB Training courses that can be taken entirely online without needing to travel for courses.
We offer Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme and Refresher Courses (SSSTS & SSSTS-R), Site Manager Safety Training Course (SMSTS) and Health & Safety Awareness (HSA) courses.
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Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
Who is SSSTS for?
If you are a site supervisor or have supervisory responsibilities (in charge of 3 or more employees) then the SSSTS is suitable. Applicants should be competent in English at the site supervisor level.
What content is covered?
At the end of the Site Supervisor Safety Training online course, you will have an understanding of:
- How to use your supervisory position to maintain a safe site
- How you are responsible for implementing health and safety law
- The importance of undertaking risk assessments and producing method statements
- Adequate inductions to sites, method statement briefings and toolbox talks
- Observing the site activities properly
- Intervening when bad practice is discovered
Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R)
Who is SSSTS-R for?
This course is a refresher for those who have previously held a Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme and now need to renew their training. Your SSSTS course is valid for 5 years and if you wish to continue you can take this refresher course.
What content is covered?
The SSSTS-R course will go over everything covered in the SSSTS course but will only last for 1 day and once you have taken the refresher you will have another 5 years before needing to take the refresher course again.
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
The Site Management Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a course accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). It’s the nationally recognised standard for the management of health and safety on construction sites.
About the Course:
The training is entirely online, so you can do it on a day that suits you without having to leave your own home and the course price is £480 but you can claim money back from the CITB. For more information on CITB funding, you can visit our blog.
The course lasts for 5 days and once you have sat through the course you will have an exam at the end. The exam is made up of 18 multiple-choice questions and the minimum pass rate is 81%.
What does an SMSTS course cover?
The SMSTS course covers all managerial responsibilities you would expect to take on in your new or current role such as:
- Legal and management expectations
- Managing health and welfare
- General safety and site organisation
- Managing high-risk activities
Health and Safety Awareness (HSA)
About the Course:
The HSA training course is a one-day course that SMAS Worksafe offers entirely online. We have a variety of dates available to book and you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home. At the end of the day’s training, there will be an exam.
The exam consists of 25 questions with a pass mark of 80% and the certificate is valid for 5 years. If after 2 years the holder hasn’t applied for and received their full CSCS card, the course will need to be renewed.
Who’s it for?
This course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry site card. It is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer card
Please note: Delegates must be competent in English at supervisor level to complete this course. Delegates must also have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection and a camera. Please see the system requirements for more information.
The course is the first step toward a CSCS Labourers Card (Green Card) and to the progressive CITB Site Safety Plus courses that range from operative training, up to Supervisor, Site Manager and Director Health and Safety courses.
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Where are the CITB training courses?
All of our CITB-approved courses are taken online, so you can do them from the comfort of your own home and there is no need for travel.
How is the online course different from classroom-based training?
The CITB online course provided by Smas Worksafe will be via an online video meeting app. Applicants will receive training from a CITB-qualified instructor, the course will cover the same topics as the classroom course and receive the same certificate, just without the added hassle of travelling to and from the classroom.
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If you’re still unsure about which CITB training course you need or require more information, we have created these blogs to answer some of our most common FAQs.
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CITB funding for SSSTS course
Did you know you could be getting help with the cost of training your employees? Grants are provided for employers in the construction industry to train their workers, helping to maintain health and safety standards on construction sites.
What is the CITB Grants Scheme?
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) pays grants for the achievement of approved short-duration courses – this includes the Site Supervision Training Scheme (SSSTS) and SSSTS Refresher, Site Manager Safety Training (SMSTS) and Health & Safety Awareness (HSA).
The Grants Scheme is funded by Industry through the CITB Levy and aims to ensure these funds are invested in core construction skills to meet Industry needs. You can apply for your grant using their online form.
Who can claim this grant?
You can claim grants if you are an employer registered with CITB and send a Levy Return to CITB by 30 November each year. Small employers that don’t need to pay the levy can still claim grants.
Providing the person is working for you at the time of their training, you can apply for grants for SSSTS courses undertaken by:
- Directly employed staff
Reasonable adjustments and special considerations policy
If you have any queries regarding our courses you can view our reasonable adjustments and special considerations policy below.View the policy