SMSTS – 9 July 2015

We will be running the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) starting on 9 July 2015 for 5 Thursdays…

  • Essential training for site managers from the CITB, delivered by CTC South West Limited
  • Venue : CTC South West, Unit 11, United Downs Industrial Park, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5HY.
  • Cost : £545+vat (£490.50+vat for CCTG members)
  • Duration : 5 Days – Every Thursday for 5 weeks (9, 16, 23, 30 July & 6 August 2015)

Our courses can be booked on our website, or call 01209 823 920 to speak to us about your requirements or find out more.

For more information on the SMSTS course, please click here…

To book a place, please see our booking page…

Health and Safety Legislation Register – Construction

It’s important that you keep an up to date legislation (statutory instruments) register to track what legislation applies to your business. You should keep this with your Health and Safety Policy.

The main Health and Safety Legislation within the construction industry are:

If you think that’s a lot, take a look at the list of statutory instruments that the HSE enforce

First Aid – Redruth – June 2015

We have set dates for First Aid courses to be held at our training centre in St Day, Redruth.

Dates are as follows:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day) – 2 June 2015
    • CIEH approved and nationally recognised first aid course, delivered by CTC South West Limited
    • Venue : CTC South West, Unit 11, United Downs Industrial Park, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5HY.
    • Cost : £85+vat (£76.50+vat for CCTG members)
    • Duration : 1 Day – 2 June 2015
  • First Aid at Work (3 Days) – 2 / 9 / 16 June 2015
    • CIEH approved and nationally recognised first aid course, delivered by CTC South West Limited
    • Venue : CTC South West, Unit 11, United Downs Industrial Park, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5HY.
    • Cost : £195+vat (£175.50+vat for CCTG members)
    • Duration : 3 Days – 2/9/16 June 2015

The Emergency First Aid course is the same as day 1 of the full 3 day course.

Our courses can be booked on our website, or call 01209 823 920 to speak to us about your requirements or find out more.

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Work at Height Inspection Record

The work at height inspection record is free for you to download and use.

As per the Work at Height Regulations, the rules are:

  • Access equipment with a platform height above 2m needs to be inspected every 7 days by a competent person.
  • They also need to be inspected before first use, after any alteration and following any incident that could affect the stability of it (high winds, traffic collision etc.)
  • The inspection must be recorded, and this must be done before the end of the shift.
  • The inspection record must then be kept on site for the duration of the works, and at least 3 months.

You can download the work at height inspection record here.

SMSTS & SSSTS course dates in July 2015

We have set course dates in July 2015 for the SMSTS and SSSTS courses:

  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
    • Essential training for site managers from the CITB, delivered by CTC South West Limited
    • Venue : CTC South West, Unit 11, United Downs Industrial Park, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5HY.
    • Cost : £545+vat (£490.50+vat for CCTG members)
    • Duration : 5 Days – Every Thursday for 5 weeks (9, 16, 23, 30 July & 6 August 2015)
  • Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
    • Essential training for site supervisors from the CITB, delivered by CTC South West Limited
    • Venue : CTC South West, Unit 11, United Downs Industrial Park, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5HY.
    • Cost : £245+vat (£220.50+vat for CCTG members)
    • Duration : 2 Days – Thursday 2 / Friday 3 July 2015

Our courses can be booked on our website, or call 01209 823 920 to speak to us about your requirements or find out more.

CDM 2015

Construction (Design and Management) / CDM 2015 is here…

The main changes are:

  • The main duty holders in any construction project are the client, designers, contractors and workers.
  • There is no CDM-Coordinator role now – these responsibilities are covered by the principal designer and principal contractor during their respective phases.
  • Domestic clients now have responsibilities under the CDM regulations (although these can be passed on the their building contractor).
  • All clients have additional responsibilities as the head of the procurement chain and must ensure that designers and contractors consider H&S at every stage of the project.
  • A Construction Phase Plan, Pre-Construction Information and Health and Safety File are required for ALL construction projects, and should be proportionate to the hazards and complexity involved.
  • Projects must be notified to the HSE when they are over 500 man days or over 30 days with 20 workers on site at any one time.
  • Everyone involved in a project must have the relevant Skills, Training, Knowledge and Experience to carry out their role. This may include the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) for site / project managers; the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) for supervisors; and the CITB Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) course for workers.
  • (Principal) Contractors must ensure adequate information, instruction and supervision, secure the site, provide a site induction and provide welfare facilities

Industry guidance for all the roles is available here.

Keep checking our website regularly for more updates and practical advice on the new Construction (Design and Management) regulations 2015.

PUWER Inspections

Make sure you regularly inspect and maintain all your work equipment. Operatives should be trained in carrying out visual inspections on a daily basis, with regular detailed (recorded) checks in line with the manufacturer’s instructions and statutory requirements.

What’s the worst that could happen… Well if it’s a mobile crane and you didn’t check the brakes…

You can find out more about equipment inspection on the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

CDM 2015 Notification Requirements

Remember, your construction project will be notifiable to the HSE if…

It lasts longer than 30 days and has more than 20 workers on site at any time

Or

It is scheduled to last longer than 500 person days.

To find out more, check the HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l153.pdf

For more Health and Safety Advice, please contact us.

Employing competent scaffolders

The importance of employing competent scaffolders for your project…

Make sure your scaffold contractor is working in line with TG20:13 and that operatives hold CISRS cards. They should also be supervised by someone holding a gold supervisors CISRS card and the CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme.

You can find out more about CISRS and TG20:13 on the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).

Website Updates

We’re doing a lot of work on our website and other bits and pieces on the web…

Our site has a new look which we hope will make it easier to find the information you need, and we’re making much more use of Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.