Site Safety Plus Courses .... Courses throughout the UK!
I’ve been told that I need a Site Safety Plus course, what does this mean? Site Safety Plus is an umbrella term for the following CITB courses, the most common of which are: • Health & Safety Awareness (HSA) • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) • Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) • Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training (TWCT) • Temporary Works Supervisor Training (TWST)
What is the pass rate for Site Safety Plus courses? Nationwide, the pass rate for Site Safety Plus courses is in excess of 99%.
How long are CITB accredited certificates valid for? Five years.
Do CITB accredited certificates have a grace period? Previously, all CITB accredited certificates used to have a six-month grace period however, the accrediting body changed this so that any certificates that expire on or after the 1st January 2016 no longer have a grace period. Candidates are expected to have completed the relevant Refresher course by the expiry date shown on their certificate, failure to do this means that the candidate will need to complete the full training course again.
With these new grace period rules, what happens if my course gets cancelled and my certificate expires? Should a course be cancelled, candidates will need to submit proof to the CITB that they have exceeded the expiry date on their certificate through no fault of their own. If the candidate has a successful appeal, the CITB usually grant a thirty-day extension on the candidate’s certificate so that they can then book onto a Refresher course.
Can CITB accredited courses be run at our own venue? CITB courses can be run as a dedicated course at your own venue. CITB rules dictate that between six and twenty candidates can attend each course. Are there any pre-requisites for the CITB Health & Safety Awareness course? Candidates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English in order to attend this course.
Will the CITB Health & Safety Awareness course get me the CSCS Green card? Candidates must complete both the one day CITB Health and Safety Awareness course and a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test in order to apply for the CSCS Labourers Green card.
Do I need to have to have taken a CITB Site Supervisor course before taking the CITB Site Management course? Candidates do not have to undertake the Supervisor qualification prior to taking the Management course. Experience managing or supervising a site is an advantage prior to attending the course but candidates do not have to have achieved any previous qualifications prior to attending the course. Will the CITB Site Supervisor course give me a CSCS Gold card? Upon successful completion of the CITB Site Supervisor course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. In order to obtain the CSCS Supervisors Gold card, candidates will need to undertake an NVQ.
Will the CITB Site Management course give me a CSCS Black card? Upon successful completion of the CITB Site Management course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. In order to obtain the CSCS Management Black card, candidates will need to undertake an NVQ.