Site Safety Plus

ConstructionSkills Training Courses

ConstructionSkills Site Safety Plus (‘The Scheme’) has been designed to provide the building, civil engineering, and allied industries with a framework for training and career development. It is aimed at all levels of the workforce.

The Scheme recognises a natural progression from those first entering the industry to those responsible for managing construction work.

A series of courses has been developed to fit into the ConstructionSkills Site Safety Plus framework. This starts with a health and safety awareness day to prepare for the ConstructionSkills Health & Safety Test, and then progresses to an intermediate level for those about to take on supervisory responsibilities.

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is designed to assist site managers and potential site managers in developing knowledge, awareness and understanding of their legal, moral, and social responsibilities for health, safety, and welfare on construction sites. This course is the most widely recognised for the construction industry and is supported by a refresher course.

Achieving Behavioural Change

This one-day course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of how attitude and behaviour can affect the chances of accidents occurring.
For this course to be successful, it is important that attendees come from all levels within an organisation, i.e., managers, supervisors, and workers.

Health and Safety Awareness

This one-day course is designed to help those who are about to work, or have just begun to work in the industry to understand the potential hazards they face on site.
It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the Delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others, outlines the employer’s duties and explains what should be done if the worker thinks that anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk. The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card.

A natural progression from this course would be to attend The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme.
Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme

This two-day course is designed for first line managers, foremen, gangers, team leaders and supervisors: those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities and need to understand their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities to ensure safety on site.

A natural progression from this course would be to attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).

Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme Refresher Course

This one-day course is for delegates who have previously passed the full two-day Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme or subsequent one-day Refresher course and can provide proof of attendance.
The course aims to bring their health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a wide range of topics, some building on those contained within the two-day course programme and others introducing new subjects.

Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

This five-day course is designed for construction site managers, agents, quantity surveyors, construction directors and project directors, and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.
The course covers all relevant legislation and other issues that affect safe working in the building, construction, and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.

Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher Course

This two-day refresher course is for Delegates who have previously passed the full five-day (SMSTS) or subsequent two-day Refresher course and can provide proof of attendance. It aims to bring their health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a wide range of topics, some building on those contained within the five-day course programme and others introducing new subjects.

Directors Course

This one day course is aimed at directors and senior managers, with the purpose of recognising the human, economical and financial implications of non-compliance with health and safety legislation.
Successful delegates will gain knowledge and skills in:
• Moral and human costs/the implications of decisions made in the boardroom
• The economic implications of an unsafe working environment
• The legal responsibilities with regard to health and safety
• The principles and importance of the risk assessment process
• Appointing competent health and safety assistance and the limitations of such an appointment
• The basic tools of introducing a proactive health and safety culture