SMSTS and COSHH - Health and Safety Training
COSHH, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, is a broad subject which has an impact on virtually every worker no matter what their particular industry. Although most people assume that COSHH risks only exist in workplaces involving extremely hazardous chemicals such as heavy duty manufacturing, even employees in workplaces such as restaurants will have the potential to come into some form of hazardous substance such as dust or cleaning fluids.
Its wide-ranging nature means that as well as being a stand-alone topic for a health and safety course, COSHH is also covered in a variety of health and safety courses. One such course is the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme, or SMSTS for short. An SMSTS course is aimed at construction site managers and project managers, and deals with a number of different areas concerning the safe operation of a construction site, as well as complying with all applicable regulations and legislation.
The SMSTS course syllabus looks at the main COSHH hazards that may be present on a construction site, making managers aware of their duties to their workers with regards to COSHH, and informing them of the relevant health and safety legislation which they need to know.
Our COSHH training is run primarily as a tailored, bespoke course which deals with the specific risks and substances that your workers may encounter. This is much more effective than a general course which deals more with theory and may focus on substances which your staff would never come into contact with during the course of their work duties.
For those wishing to undertake SMSTS training, we offer courses in a variety of locations across the UK. If you have a number of employees requiring training, we can also come to your premises and run an in-house course. If you would like to find out more about COSHH training, including prices and how we can tailor training to you, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form with your requirements by clicking on the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page.