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January 31st Deadline for SMSTS Refreshers

All delegates now have until 31 January 2021 to join a SMSTS refresher course, if your current certificate expired after the 15 March 2020.

 

SMSTS Refresher Amnesty Ends

It is important to note that this grace period will not be extended any further. If you have an SMSTS certificate that expired after the 15th March 2020 and haven't been able to renew it since, you now have until the 31st January 2021 to sit a SMSTS Refresher course instead of having to sit the full course. So we would advise that all delegates take this opportunity to attend the appropriate refresher course to avoid the need to attend the full course again.  

 

Site Safety Plus SMSTS certificate expiry

During the COVID-19 crisis, CITB provided a grace period for delegates whose SMSTS achievement had expired after 15 March 2020. The last updated grace period allowed delegates who were unable to access a refresher course before their certificate expired until the 30 November 2020 to join onto a SMSTS refresher, instead of having to sit the full course.

Due to the current uncertainty around local and national lockdowns and the fast approaching shutdown for the Christmas period, CITB have taken the decision to extend this grace period further to support those delegates who have been unable to access the relevant refresher course.

All delegates now have until 31 January 2021 to join a SMSTS refresher course, if their current certificate expired after the 15 March 2020.

It is important to note that this grace period will not be extended any further, so we would advise that all delegates take this opportunity to attend the appropriate refresher course to avoid the need to attend the full course again. 


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