Why is SMSTS Important?
If you are working in the construction industry as a site manager, a qualification such as SMSTS is essential in proving your suitability for employment and your commitment to health and safety within the industry. The certificate was specially developed to give site managers an overview of their legal responsibilities, not just for health and safety, but the welfare of workers onsite.
Nowadays, SMSTS is a prerequisite for applying for many construction job posts particularly when considering medium to large companies that tend to have larger workforces. It’s a recognised qualification across the UK and is accredited by the CITB. It’s also recognised by BuildUK as an industry standard.
The construction industry, more than any other in the UK, has a higher level of injuries within the workplace. Qualifications such as SMSTS were created to improve standards across the board and reduce the potential for accidents on construction sites. More and more employers are looking for site managers with an SMSTS certificate not just to ensure greater safety on site but to help prevent injuries and reduce liability.