CITB Health & Safety Training

NewStart 2001 Ltd provides a comprehensive training service to industry.

NewStart 2001 Ltd delivers industry-specific training, emphasising ‘training needs analysis’ to ensure employees have the skills and knowledge needed for their tasks. We provide strategic training that meets individual and organisational needs, maintaining a competent workforce. Given the risks in Britain’s construction industry, our SMSTS and SSSTS qualifications aim to enhance safety on sites. For training not included in our profile, please contact us for customised courses.

North West and Cumbria Training Providers of the CITB Site Safety Plus Courses

here are some open courses we run in Penrith, Cumbria

Attendance requirements for courses

This Site Safety Plus course is a popular route for anyone looking to take their first step towards obtaining a CSCS Labourers (Green) Card. 

This one day course can be for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry. The course gives candidates an awareness of health and safety and how it affects their daily role. 

Course topics: 

  • Responsibilities for your own safety and the safety of others 
  • Typical construction hazards and how these are controlled 
  • Legal requirements and liabilities 
  • Working at height 
  • Manual handling 
  • Fire prevention 
  • Work equipment 
  • Occupational health 

The SMSTS course is one of the most highly respected qualifications for persons who are responsible for the management of construction activities such as construction, building maintenance or facilities management. Many employers insist that all their site managers hold the certificate. 

This is a five-day course which provides project managers, site managers and supervisors, with the knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure healthy and safe conditions for construction site employees. 

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 SMSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers. 

Course Content: 

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management(CDM) Regulations
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Recent changes in accepted workingpractices
  • Behavioural safety
  • Management of occupational health
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Working at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined space

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme – Refresher (SMSTS-R) course is for candidates who have previously passed the full Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course or subsequent refresher course and can provide proof of attendance. 

* You must complete this SMSTS refresher before your certificate expires or you will need to re-take the full course. 

It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a wide range of topics as suggested below. 

Topics covered: 

  • The current focus of the Health and Safety Executive’s attention 
  • Risk assessment and method statements 
  • Construction Site Health, Safety and Welfare 
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 
  • Behavioural safety 
  • Occupational health 
  • Overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction 

This is a two-day course and is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively. 

The SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction supervisors. 

Course Content: 

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 
  • Understanding the need for method statements and risk assessments 
  • Construction Site Health, Safety and Welfare 
  • Effective toolbox talks 
  • Supervision of occupational health 
  • Behavioural safety 

The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme – Refresher (SSSTS-R) course is for candidates who have previously passed the full Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course or subsequent refresher course and can provide proof of attendance. 

* You must complete this SSSTS refresher before your certificate expires or you will need to re-take the full course. 

This refresher brings your health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving you a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. It builds on the material in the original course covering a wide range of topics as suggested below. 

The SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction supervisors. 

Topics covered: 

  • How health and safety law is structured 
  • How the supervisory role fits in with the manager’s role in controlling the site safely 
  • Understanding the need for method statements 
  • Construction Site Health, Safety and Welfare 
  • Communication routes within site activity 
  • Behavioural safety 
  • Supervision of occupational health. 

Please contact Cath for dates and full details on these or any of our other courses

NewStart 2001 Ltd, although based in Cumbria will provide in house training at your premises or an agreed venue.

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