Coronavirus-COVID-19 Update 24/03/2020
We are closely monitoring the advice provided by the government and the WHO regarding the current public health situation.
In line with the current restrictions in place we have made the decision to cancel any training or assessments until May 4th. We will continue to review the situation and any developments.
Our office will remain open for any enquiries. We appreciate your support and understanding as we take these steps to protect our staff and make our best efforts to deliver our services.
We hope you, your colleagues and families all remain safe and well during these exceptionally difficult times.
We take care of all the fuss…
Welcome to Construction Training & Safety Services! Since 1993 we have been training and assessing the South West’s work force, running courses and providing certification for building and civil engineering professionals across the industry.
CTSS is an approved centre for the SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), which means that we can back up many of our training courses with a nationally recognised certificate or National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).
In many cases these “tickets” are a legal requirement for working in the UK, and CTSS has therefore been able to play a vital role in enabling the construction industry to function in Cornwall, Devon and beyond.
Under current UK regulations, any person required to carry out any work on the Highway, footways or their curtilage must be trained and assessed as competent and hold a Vocational Qualification in the work they will undertake.
The minimum level of qualification is the SQA New Roads & Street Works certificate, to either supervisor or operative level. Obtaining it will involve an element of formal training followed by practical exercises and on-site assessment.
CITB Site Safety Plus
This scheme has been designed to provide the building, civil engineering and allied industries with a framework for training and career development. It is aimed at all levels of the workforce.
A series of courses has been developed to fit into the Construction Skills Site Safety Plus framework. This starts with a health and safety awareness day needed to apply for a CSCS labourer’s card, and then progresses to an intermediate level for those about to take on supervisory responsibilities.
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is designed to assist site managers and potential site managers in developing knowledge, awareness and understanding of their legal, moral and social responsibilities for health, safety and welfare on construction sites. This course is the most widely recognised for the construction industry and is supported by a refresher course.
- 1 day Health & Safety Awareness
- 2 day Site Supervisors Course
- 5 day Site Management Safety Course
- 2 day Refresher Course
If you require any of these courses please ring us and we will contact local CITB Training Providers on your behalf and find a course to suit you.
Training & Qualifications
A broad range of subjects are covered, including Street Works, Plant operation, Confined Space Entry, Safety Awareness and many more, check the links for details. We always endeavour to make our training courses informative, relevant, and above all, fun!
We use the best equipment we can, and keep in step with the latest developments in industry practice. We always comply with awarding body controls to ensure that our activities are fair, accessible and non- discriminatory, and have enjoyed real success in getting our candidates qualified. Contact us to arrange your training and assessment now!
Help with Health & Safety
Do you find Health & Safety Law daunting? Struggling with Risk Assessments, Method Statements or Safety Policies? Unsure how to go about complying with your statutory obligations? We can help!