What is CITB?
Focused on the construction sector, the CITB is the industry training board and accrediting body for a range of courses known as Site Safety Plus. CITB Courses equip delegates with the knowledge to perform their role safely onsite, as well as their key responsibilities, and cover all roles from labourers up to senior management.
The serious bit
In 2021 the CITB reported that:
If there were no statutory training body like CITB to collect Levy funds to encourage training, significantly more employers believe that progress in the industry would worsen rather than improve:
- Industry wide skills issues would worsen (47% vs 8%)
- Recruitment of construction apprentices would worsen (45% vs 10%)
- Development of construction standards and qualifications would worsen (46% vs 10%)
- Attraction of new workers into the construction sector (31% vs 9%)
The legal bit
Although not a legal requirement, most of the major sites across the UK will look for evidence of Site Safety Plus courses along with CSCS cards.
The CITB courses
There are currently 12 CITB – Site Safety Plus courses available at multiple venues across the UK.