CITB stands for the Construction Industry Training Board. It has been in existence ever since 1964 and works diligently to provide a wide range of training courses for individuals working in all manner of different roles in the construction industry. The CITB training known as SMSTS refers to the Site Management Safety Training Scheme. The SMSTS Site Manager training course is aimed at teaching site managers how to provide suitable evidence that their site is being actively and efficiently managed in terms of health and safety issues. Every construction site must be safely managed and this course covers all manner of areas. They include occupational health, the Health and Safety at Work Act, scaffolding and working in confined spaces. When the course is successfully completed the qualification gained is the recognised CITB Site Safety Plus certificate. Anyone who wants to work as a site manager should have this qualification as it provides them with all the tools and practical knowledge they need.
Reducing the risks associated with potential accidents
There are many potentially dangerous areas on a construction site, which is why there are so many training courses to help minimise these dangers as much as possible. Education and knowledge helps to reduce the odds of any potential hazards cropping up.
In some cases accidents may still occur, if a series of occurrences or circumstances happen to arise that could potentially cause a hazard. Sometimes such accidents can be someone else’s fault, and the person who is involved or injured can suffer the consequences.
Do you need no-obligation advice regarding an injury suffered on a construction site?
Fortunately injuries are rare, thanks to the many steps taken to reduce the potential for them to occur. However, there are instances where workers are injured on the job. If you are one of them and you need no-obligation advice, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call our 24/7 enquiry line absolutely free of charge and speak to one of our advisors. Alternatively you may prefer to take our 30-second online test to see if you qualify to bring a no win, no fee* claim. You’ll need evidence of negligence and for the accident to have occurred within the last three years. We may be able to assist you in bringing a successful claim against those responsible and to claim compensation for the accident or injuries you have suffered. Get in touch today.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown