Ryearch has been awarded funding from the CITB (The Construction Industry Training Board) for the delivery of construction specific skills training.

The grant award of nearly £5,000 will be used to support our new Site Manager, Nadia Mitchell, in undertaking the widely recognised Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).

The SMSTS course is part of the CITB’s ‘Site Safety Plus’ programme, designed specifically for Site Managers who have responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff on site.

All Ryearch Site Managers hold the SMSTS certification, so Nadia can get the benefit of their input and support as she undertakes her own accreditation journey.

The SMSTS course covers:

  • All relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries
  • The need for risk assessment in the workplace and implementation of the necessary control measures
  • Effective communication to sustain a health and safety culture within the workforce.


The course enables Site Managers to:

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


SMSTS certification is valid for five-years, after which Nadia will need to take a refresher course to remain certified.