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SMSTS – Site Management Safety Training Scheme

Duration:Duration 5 days

This five-day course is intended for Project Managers, Site Managers and Supervisors as well as proprietors of smaller companies. Client–based personnel would also benefit from attending the course.

Course Duration: Five Full Days (9am-5pm)

Course Aim:            At the end of the course delegates should be able to; manage health and safety on site in accordance with the current legal provisions and within the context of their management or supervisory roles; Develop an understanding of their responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare; Recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical and productive.

 Course Content:

  • Health and safety statistics
  • Causes of accidents in the construction industry
  • Accident reporting to include: RIDDOR, First Aid
  • Health and safety systems to include: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Approved Codes of Practice, HSE Guidance
  • Health and safety duties to include: Employer/employee responsibilities, Safety policies, Safe systems of work, Enforcement – duties of inspectors
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work 1999 to include: Five steps to successful health and safety management, Risk assessments, Principles of prevention and protection
  • Plant and equipment to include: Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, Maintenance, Inspection, examinations and reports, Certification, Competent operatives, Mobile equipment
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 to include: Duties of Clients, Coordinator, Principal Contractor, Contractor and Designer, Construction phase plan, Health and Safety File, Notification
  • Confined spaces to include: Hierarchy of measures, Permits to work, Emergency arrangement
  • Demolition
  • Electricity at work to include: Overhead/underground services, Power supplies, tools, cables
  • Fire precautions on construction sites to include: Emergency procedures, Alarm systems, Storage of flammable materials
  • Work at Height Regulation 2005 to include: Working platforms, Edge protection, Ladders, Falling materials, Fall arrest equipment, Suspension equipment, Inspections
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare (CDM Regulations Part 4) to include:

–          Excavations – Shoring, Collapse, Falling materials, Services, Inspections

–          Site transport – Traffic routes, Vehicles

–          Welfare – Washing facilities, Sanitary conveniences, Accommodation

  • Manual Handling to include: Assessments, Lifting techniques
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health to include: Assessments, Manufacturer’s safety data sheets, Monitoring effectiveness, Record keeping

  • Lead to include: Procedures, Health surveillance
  • Asbestos to include: Recognition of types, Procedures, Notification to HSE, Selection of approved contractors
  • Information, instruction and training to include: Sources of information, Giving instruction, Training – “Tool Box Talks” and inductions
  • Hazards to health to include: Noise, Hand arm vibration syndrome, Dermatitis, Biological diseases, Selection of correct personal protective equipment
  • Monitoring to include: Systems, Standards, Behaviour, Equipment, Environment, Safety audits