Ryearch has just 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 which was designed specifically for Site Managers who have responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff on site.

All of Ryearch’s other Site Managers already hold the SMSTS certification, so Nadia can get the benefit of their input and support as she undertakes her own accreditation journey to achieve the same.

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.

At the end of the course Nadia will be able 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

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

More details about the CITB’s SMSTS course can be found online, and Ryearch’s thanks go to the CITB for the funding award.