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Why Stuart Wilson had no hesitation in recommending RISK for SMSTS

Stuart’s new employer, Redwood Contractors, sent him on the SMSTS course because primarily his role involves looking after the Health and Safety in their construction projects.

Redwood Contractors committed to Health & Safety and investing in SMSTS

Redwood Contractors specialise in office refurbishment across the West End and The City and have extensive experience in commercial and industrial refurbishment outside the M25. As a responsible construction company, they are full members of Safe Contractor and Constructionline and place health and safety at the heart of everything they do, and are committed to continuously training their staff.

Stuart’s SMSTS experience with RISK

“The recent course was very helpful and informative, providing an insight into the correct workings on a construction site, any potential risks associated with necessary works and how to avoid or combat them at source.

Dave Pettit, who was running the course, was extremely professional and took time to explain everything, backed up with examples. He was happy to help with any questions and was always encouraging, with a good sense of humour.

I learnt a lot from this course and would have no hesitation in recommending RISK to others.”

Stuart Wilson

Redwood Contractors

What is SMSTS?        

SMSTS stands for Site Management Safety Training Scheme and it is a significant certificate for anyone who wants to pursue a career as site supervisor/manager or project manager in construction. It can also be a great asset for construction clients and company owners.

Who is SMSTS for?

The SMSTS course is for all site managers who work within civil engineering, construction and or have responsibility for any part of site management. There are no formal qualifications needed to attend the SMSTS course but experience within construction is recommended.

The SMSTS training course enables managers to organise and monitor the Health and Safety performance on site, providing them with the skills to establish and maintain safe access systems which satisfy current HSE legislation. The CITB SMSTS course can be delivered on a weekly or day release basis. It is more in-depth than the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) and demonstrates how to meet the demand for good health and safety management on site.

12 focus areas of SMSTS:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Occupational health management
  • Behavioural safety
  • CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations
  • Recent changes in accepted working practices
  • Confined spaces
  • Scaffolding
  • Electricity
  • Demolition
  • Working at height
  • Excavations

This industry leading course will provide delegates in a Project / Site Management role with essential knowledge and understanding on responsibilities and accountability for site safety.


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