Must have books for construction industry training!


Construction Health & Safety Awareness 2020

This is a must have book if you want to pass CSCS or H&S tests. Great source of knowledge and unique approach to construction industry. Highly recommended by others.


Construction Skills Health & Safety Test: All the Questions & Answers

If you want to pass CSCS H&S tests this book is for you! You will find 3 sections in this book: Core Test questions, specialist test questions and HVACR questions. Be on the safe side and study this book before taking a test. Highly recommended.


Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists

This book is easy to read and logical layout. Prepare yourself before taking a test. Without learning you will most likely fail.

What does SMSTS stand for?

SMSTS stands for: Site Management Safety Training Scheme. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course provides the necessary training needed to meet the demands employers need for health and safety compliance. It is a recognised industry-standard course specifically aimed to impart the knowledge that construction managers need to meet their legislative demands.

How long does SMSTS last?

  • The certificate is valid for 5 years.

  • You will need to take the SMSTS Refresher course before your certificate expires.

  • Remember to renew SMSTS certficate every five years before it expires by doing the SMSTS Refresher course. Otherwise, you’ll need to take the full SMSTS course again.

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How to gain SMSTS certificate?

To gain the Site Safety Plus certificate you must attend the training. If you can’t attend the full course, you’ll need to enroll and take the course again. You may be charged extra to cover the costs of switching courses. You will also need to pass the exam and take part in the course exercises.

How to check SMSTS certificate?

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What is SMSTS course?

Taken over the course of few days (usually 5 days), this training is aimed at construction site managers, agents and any persons who are involved in monitoring, administering, controlling and organising staff and workforces.

All relevant legislation regarding the safety aspects of working in construction environments and civil engineering industries will be covered. There will be an emphasis on the need for risk assessments to take place, the implementation of safety measures and the need for clear communication with the workforce to foster and maintain a good Health & Safety culture on site.

The course is designed to help site managers and all supervisory staff to:

  • Administer Health & Safety measures within the context of their management or supervisory role
  • Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
  • Manage Health & Safety on-site in accordance with current legal provisions
  • Recognise a safe site is efficient, economical and productive

SMSTS course topics

The course could include the following training topics:

  • Accident costs, causes, investigation, prevention and reporting requirements
  • Behavioural science including awareness of human error
  • Development of ‘safe systems of work’ and permit systems
  • Effective communicating
  • Introduction to health and safety law, duties, responsibilities, enforcement and sanctions
  • Management of Contractors
  • Overviews/explanations of relevant construction activity legislation
  • Risk assessment and ‘principles of prevention’
  • Safety management systems, policies, plans, performance and measuring

Benefits of SMSTS course

On successful completion of the course, the candidate will receive the CITB accredited certificate. Following this training the candidate will be able to:

  • Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislations which affects them on a daily basis in the workplace
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice according to the latest legislation
  • State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environmental safety of the site

Who is the course for?

As well as existing construction site managers, this course is for anyone with responsibilities in any element of site management such as contract, project, foremen or engineers, quantity surveyors and planners, as well as those people currently in training to hold such positions. Generally any person within the building, construction and civil engineering industries, who has site management duties should consider this course.

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