Free SMSTS Study Hub worth £100.00+vat
29 January 2024
Making the SMSTS and SMSTS Refresher courses easier to pass, because we understand the needs of busy people working in construction.
Designed to support site managers taking the SMSTS qualification or SMSTS Refresher
Whether you take the SMSTS courses online or in a classroom, as a block or on day release - the study hub helps you prepare for the course, provides the course materials and learning aids supporting the course agenda. It also provides a structured format for notes and materials you can legitimately access during your exam. We've designed this format so you can access it on the go, via a smart phone or on a laptop to support you through your course.
You get access to the SMSTS Study Hub immediately when booking online
The award-winning RISK Personal Learning Zone portal is designed to enhance your CITB accredited course learning experience and provides a clear study framework, interactive learning checks, access to past exams questions and realistic scenarios to test your knowledge. Every training provider will tell you their materials are best, but we honestly believe we have the leading support materials to help you get the most from your training with us. The idea is you can get started as soon as your course joining instructions hit your inbox - because all of the course materials are made immediately available to you.
The SMSTS course is challenging but it’s the gateway to career progression in construction
The CITB SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) course is designed to provide construction site managers and supervisors with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage health and safety on construction sites. Several factors contribute to the challenges associated with the SMSTS course:
Comprehensive Content: The SMSTS course covers a wide range of topics related to health and safety, including legal responsibilities, risk assessment, hazard control, communication, and incident reporting. The sheer volume of information can be challenging for participants to absorb and retain.
Legal and Regulatory Complexity: Construction health and safety is subject to various laws and regulations. Understanding and applying these regulations correctly can be complex, and participants need to be well-versed in legal requirements to ensure compliance.
Application in Real-World Scenarios: The course often requires participants to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world construction scenarios. This can be challenging as it involves critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Continuous Updates: Construction industry regulations and best practices are subject to change. Staying current with the latest industry standards and updates requires ongoing effort and participants must be prepared to adapt their knowledge to evolving circumstances.
Assessment Methods: The SMSTS course typically involves assessments, including a final exam. The assessments may require participants to demonstrate not only their knowledge of the material but also their ability to apply it in practical situations. This adds a level of difficulty beyond rote memorisation.
Time Commitment: The SMSTS course is not a short program; it often spans several days. The time commitment can be challenging for individuals who need to balance work and other responsibilities.
Group Discussions and Exercises: Many SMSTS courses include group discussions and practical exercises to encourage collaboration and application of knowledge. This can be challenging for participants who are not accustomed to working in a group or who may find it difficult to articulate their thoughts effectively.
Pressure to Meet Standards: Site managers and supervisors play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of construction sites. The pressure to meet high standards in managing safety can be challenging, as there is a significant responsibility associated with the role.
Overall, the CITB SMSTS course is designed to be rigorous and challenging to ensure that construction site managers and supervisors are well-equipped to handle the complexities of health and safety in the construction industry.
The Personal Learning Zone is unique to RISK
It has received tremendous feedback and is designed to set out the ‘learning journey’ in a quick and easy format to understand. It provides a unique combination of highly effective support tools, structured learning frameworks and practical revision exercises.