Construction sites today are riddled with potential risks and hazards and require managing safely by professionally trained employees. The standard of site safety varies from one site to the next.
How Do I Create Consistent Levels Of Safety Across Multiple Sites?
If your organisation build, construct or maintain property or other on multiple sites and as a result you deploy responsible site managers and site supervisors on each of them, it would be reasonable to expect that your employees have been trained to an appropriate managerial and supervisory level. If your staff have not been trained appropriately then now is a great time to take a serious look at your company’s health and safety management, systems and policies. You can create consistent levels of safety by sending your site managers on the same standard of health and safety or site safety training course.
Construction Site Managers
Let’s start with your site managers. There are numerous construction safety training courses available in the market, however for organisations which pay levy to the CITB it makes perfect sense to take advantage of the CITB levy scheme by getting something back financially after investing thousands on pounds every year in to the scheme. Company’s which pay levy are entitled to grants after sending delegates on to the SMSTS course. The grant amount changes from time to time so to find out exactly how much you will receive per course attendee you will have to contact the CITB directly to find out.
The 5 day SMSTS course is a perfect fit for site managers, project managers and small construction business owners who take responsibility for health and safety on-site including risk assessments and hazard control.
Construction Site Supervisors
The Site Safety Plus Scheme (CITB) also offer a course suitable for construction site supervisors which is only two days in duration. The course is similarly called the SSSTS his course teaches site supervisors everything they need to know about safety on site at an appropriate level. CITB grants may also be available for those organisations paying into the levy scheme.