What is it?
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. 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 2018 the Citb reported that:
- 42% of employers have turned down work in last 12 months because of a lack of skilled workers,
- “experience and knowledge” is the most frequently mentioned scarce resource amongst job applicants (33%)
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.
There are currently 12 Site Safety Plus courses available at multiple venues across the UK.