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SMSTS Video conferencing remote training course get thumbs up

When James Hart undertook his SMSTS course with RISK, he was a little sceptical of the quality a remotely delivered video course could be delivered.

SMSTS Video conferencing - better than a classroom experience

Like most other delegates trained on SMSTS and SSSTS remote online courses, James felt the group video conference experience delivers everything classroom training can, but without the expense and hassle. James, who is a freelance site manager, with MSc Construction Project Management, NVQ 6 Site Manager, BSc (Hons), iCIOB is no stranger to training courses. He has worked for Willmott Dixon, Morgan Sindall and numerous other large and medium sized main contractors from projects ranging from £2.5 million in value to £70million.

James Hart gives his verdict on SMSTS Video conferencing

“As a construction professional you have to maintain mandatory safety accreditations, record CPD if a member of professional bodies and continually develop new skills to an ever changing work environment and project specification. I recently completed my SMSTS course with RISK & Safety Management Services Ltd remotely using video conferencing and though initially sceptical such an approach would be as supportive or engaging as direct contact in the classroom, I was very pleasantly surprised and actually would ultimately look to complete more courses remotely, if at all possible in the future. All my training needs were addressed, clear communication, regular emails with documents provided for printing and reference guides from CITB as download links; with constant support by phone, email or video call. The benefits of remote learning are numerous; cost savings as no transport costs, reduced impact to productive time and the convenience of being in your own office or home was very pleasant during breaks. Most notably during the current pandemic crisis this offers an efficient, practical and very safe study environment and as a result does not discriminate any individuals that may have additional requirements limiting their ability to travel or leave home but can still maintain their employability with up to date qualifications.”

James Hart Freelance Site Manager


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