Information for Employers

Safe Training Services (Southern)Ltd is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing our customers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses (we apply for the grants for you). The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.

How much is the Grant?

The grant rates are split into three tiers, determined by the duration and content of the course.

  • Tier 1 = £30
  • Tier 2 = £70
  • Tier 3 = £120
  • Course Name Grant Tier Value
    IPAF Operator Tier 2 £70
    IPAF Harness Use and Inspection Tier 1 £30
    Cat and Genny Tier 1 £30
    Abrasive Wheels Tier 1 £30
    Vehicle Banksman Tier 1
    Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Tier 3 £120
    Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS) Tier 3 - 50% £60
    Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Tier 2 £70
    Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS) Tier 2 - 50% £35
    Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness Tier 1 £30
    PASMA Towers Low Level Access Tier 2 £70
    PASMA Towers for Users Tier 2 £70
    PASMA Towers for Stairs Tier 2 £70
    PASMA Towers for Managers Tier 2 £70
    PASMA Towers Combined Tier 2 £70

    Please refer to the Approved Course List on CITB’s website for the full course directory. Grants are paid once for each individual per course, with the exception of a renewal or refresher course.

    Which courses are covered?

    As a CITB accredited ATO, Our courses are registered under the CITB Short Course Duration Grant. Short duration courses last from 3 hours to 29 days, focusing on the core construction skills needed across the industry.

    The full list of approved courses is available on CITB’s Construction Training Directory.

    • Assured Products- courses delivered to an agreed industry standard

    • Recognised Products- an approved standard by a relevant awarding body that is widely accepted by the industry i.e. IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association

    How do I claim?

    Q. What do I need to do as the employer?

    Simply book your employee onto their required course (our full open schedule is available on the Safe training Services website) and provide us with the following details: Surname, DOB, NI Number, Unique Learner Number or your Levy number.

    Q. How do I make a claim?

    We will do everything for you. Because Safe Training Services (Southern)Ltd is an ATO with CITB, following your employees successful completion of their course we will update the construction Training Register and you will automatically receive the payment (if we have your Levy Number) or you can make a claim.

    Q. How will I receive the payment?

    Grants can only be paid back via bank transfer, so ensure that CITB hold your current bank details - you can do this through their secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form.

    Who can claim?

    Any Employer can claim who has registered with CITB and meets their general grants scheme eligibility requirements.

    Short Duration grants are available to all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and sub-contractors.

    Note – grants are not paid to individual employees.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).

    Please refer to CITB’s website for more information on how Levy Returns are calculated for a company.

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