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How do I claim my CITB grant with Site Safety Plus courses?

If your company is a CITB Levy paying member you will be able to claim a grant back from them for each delegate that attends a Site Safety Plus course.  These include:

  • CITB Health and Safety Awareness,
  • SSSTS and
  • SMSTS courses.

In order to claim grant for the Site Safety Plus courses delegates need to make sure they have your company Levy Number and address details on the day of the training.

Each delegate will be given an assessment form where they need to complete section C on the course assessment reports giving their CITB Levy number and company details.

If however, for any reason your delegates do not fill out section C on the paperwork then you can call the CITB  Levy/Grant department on 0344 994 4455 who will help you.

More info on Site Safety Plus courses.

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Do I need to renew my Green Labourers Card if I have an SSSTS / SMSTS Certificate?

You only need to renew your green labourers card if you want a labourers card as well as your SSSTS/SMSTS. There’s no obligation to hold a labourers card if you have a higher level qualification.

However, we advise you to check with any site you’re working for to see what they require, just to be sure.

Info on the different types of cards available on the CSCS website.

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How to find out what CSCS card you need and how to apply for it.

The type of card you apply for depends on the occupation you do.  You can find out which card you need by going to CITB Card finder which will help you choose which card you need to apply for and which CITB Health, Safety and Environment text you need to book based on your occupation.

In most cases you will need to have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years and costs £19.50.  Exemptions can be found here.

If you’re an individual applying for your own card, the quickest way is to phone the CITB on 0344 994 4777, you’ll need a bank card and the order will be processed whilst you are on the phone.

Cost – £36.

Employers applying for a card/cards on behalf of individuals must be processed online here.

Cost – £36 per person, unless you have a CITB account, the CITB will phone you to take payment over the phone.

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Can I reserve spaces and request an invoice?

Yes you can register online for places and we can send you an invoice.  This is especially useful for customers on an account with us.

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Refreshments & Lunch on all full day courses

Enjoy refreshments on all courses:

  • Sweets
  • Biscuits
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Herbal Tea (yes some people drink it!)
  • Squash (red and yellow)

And on full day courses we provide a buffet lunch.

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How do I apply for my green cscs card?

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Alan Bigwood Modelling the Green Labourer Card!

A guide to the steps to take to get a Green Labourer Card when taking the CITB Health & Safety Awareness course as follows:

STEP 1 – Book onto your CITB Operative Health, Safety & Environment test.  This is something that we do not do but the cheapest way to do this is to go through Pearson View in Avonmouth, Bristol who are subcontracted by the CITB to deliver tests.

The cost is £19.50 + VAT per person. You will need to go the Pearson Vue Test Centre (phone 0344 994 4488 or go to their website to book)

There are other test centres available but they ‘broker’ through Pearson and cost more!

STEP 2 – Book onto a CITB Health & Safety Awareness course.

STEP 3 – Apply for your Green Labourer Card – call CSCS Card Scheme on 0344 9944 777)

The cost is £30 + VAT

To make this process as easy as possible delegates must give the same information in each stage (i.e. using their full name rather than nick names).

NB: CSCS cards can be renewed up to 6 months before they expire.

  • It doesn’t matter what order you take step 1 and step 2 in but most people take their touch screen test first.
  • You don’t have to wait until you receive your A4 certificate through the post to apply for your card as we scan the paperwork to the CITB who put it on their system.  Normally you can apply for the card 3 working days after your 1 day CITB Health & Safety Awareness course.
  • Your CITB Health & Safety Awareness certificate will be sent to your recorded delivery up to 6 weeks after the course.
  • Please use clear writing and put your real name rather than a nick name on all of your forms.
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Can Men with Beards have Qualitative Face Fits for Dust Masks if they have Facial Hair

The current trend of blokes with facial hair has led to a lot of people asking if guys can be face fitted for respiratory protective face masks if they have facial hair.  Here is the answer below:

With regards to shaving, a tight fitting face piece i.e, an FFP or half or full mask cannot be face fitted unless the person is clean shaven. Moreover, a person cannot wear a face mask in any event unless he is clean shaven.

So unless the employer can engineer out the problem, the employee is at risk of respiratory exposure. So in effect, the employer is failing in his duties in accordance with Regulation  2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974. Safe places of work, safe equipment, information, instruction and training, etc.

An employer cannot force any one to shave but that aside, it does not excuse him of the duty to ensure his employees are safe.

He would also be likely breaching Reg 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR 99) requiring him to risk assess all work activity and more than likely the CoSHH regulations as well.

Update: June ’17

At the beginning of this month construction firm Mears banned workers from having beards (article) which looks likely to reignite the debate.

We have no upcoming dates for face fitting but if you require face fitting for your workers please get in touch on 0117 971 1892 or info@thetrainingsocieti.co.uk

 

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I need my certification urgently, are you able to provide this?

Yes, we strive to provide you with your certification as soon as possible.  We will ensure that you get your certification within four weeks of your course (or as soon as payment is received if on account).

We always send certificates first class recorded delivery or we will drop them in personally to local customers. We also offer cover notes and E certificates on the day of training.

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Can I open a credit account?

Yes, subject to a credit check.

All invoices are strictly payable 30 days from invoice date and we can’t send certificates until payment has arrived.

To apply please download the credit account form here.

 

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