Site Safety Plus

Site Safety Plus

Overview of the Scheme

The Site Safety Plus Scheme provides the building, civil engineering and allied industries with a framework for training and career development, for all levels of the workforce.

The Scheme recognises a natural progression, from someone new to the industry through to those responsible for managing construction work. Starting with a health and safety awareness day to prepare for the Health and Safety Test, and progressing to an intermediate level for those about to have supervisory responsibilities. There is then an advanced level for those with management responsibilities.

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Health & Safety Awareness (1 Day)

Overview of Course

This course highlights potential hazards when working on site and provides practical advice on keeping yourself and your colleagues safe. It covers your individual and employer’s responsibilities, including what you can do if you think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already, working within the construction and civil engineering industry.

Aims & Objectives of Course

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • the need to prevent accidents
  • health and safety law
  • how your role fits into the control and management of the site
  • risk assessments and method statements
  • performing safely and asking for advice
  • how to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Assessment of Training
Delegates will be assessed by multi-choice questions at the end of the course, there are 25 questions and delegates must achieve 72% (18 out of 25) to pass, as well as being expected to interact during the course.

This qualification is required to obtain the Green Laborers CSCS card (which replaced the Green operative card) should you not have an NVQ or recognised qualification.

SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme)

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, supervisory responsibilities.

Overview

It is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites and provides an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues. It highlights legal responsibilities and the need to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.

Aims & Objectives

  • At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:
  • health and safety law and how it applies to supervisors
  • your supervisory responsibilities in controlling site safely
  • risk assessments and the need for method statements
  • effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • monitoring site activities effectively
  • timely intervention when bad practice is identified

Assessment
Delegates are assessed through multi-choice questions at the end of the course, as well as being expected to interact throughout the course.

Course Attendance

Delegates must attend both days of the training. They must attend the training in consecutive order (i.e. they cannot attend the 2nd day before the 1st day). They must complete both days within 2 weeks. If a delegate is unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances they would still need to enrol on an additional course and complete both days again.

Pre training requirements

There are no pre training requirements for this course, however, home study may be expected between day 1 and day 2.

Duration

This is a two day course (08:30am – 17:30pm Day 1 & 08:30am – 16:30pm Day 2)

SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme)

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager.
Overview
It covers all relevant legislation affecting 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 within the workforce.
Aims & Objectives
The course aims to help Site Managers, agents & supervisors to:

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

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
  • implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • state your duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment

Course Delivery

In order to maintain continuity and flow, and to maximise a delegate’s comprehension and participation, the favoured method of delivery is to hold the course over 5 consecutive days. However, day release, comprising one or two days per week for up to a maximum of 5 weeks is an acceptable alternative.

Where a course is split over consecutive weeks and they are interrupted, for example a Bank Holiday, this time period may be extended to 7 weeks maximum.

If required, we can run the course based on hours per weeks (i.e. an evening course) see the scheme rules for further information.

If we are required to run a course in a different format to the above, we must contact CSkills first.

Course Attendance

Delegates are required to attend all sessions, and must attend each day in order. For more detailed information on the course attendance, see the Scheme rules, point 4.

Duration

This is a 5 day course.

SEATS (Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme)

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