SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme)

Training summary

The SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) is a five-day CITB course designed for site managers or aspiring site managers. It is designed for those with responsibility for managing, monitoring, implementing and reporting in a construction environment.

The course covers relevant health, safety and environmental legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture in the workforce.

The SMSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.

Programme and Learning Outcomes

The course covers 4 modules:

  • Legal and management
  • Health and welfare
  • General safety
  • High risk activities

The key learning outcomes covered by the SMSTS classroom course are as follows:

  • Managing on-site safety in accordance with the law.
  • Managing on-site safety in the context of your management or supervisory role.
  • Developing an understanding of your responsibilities for site health, safety, and welfare.
  • Recognising that a safe site is efficient, economical, and productive.

At the end of the training programme, you will able to:

  • Understand all health, safety, welfare, and environmental legislation that affects your daily work.
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practices.
  • State your duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare, and the environment.

Course details:

  • 5 day CITB course
  • April date: 2nd, 5th, 15th, 16th and 29th April
  • Location: Old School House, L36 0UX
  • Cost: £625 + VAT
  • Price includes CITB fees/course book = £150
  • Assessment

    To successfully achieve the course, delegates must: complete all four core exercises, pass the trainer review and pass the end of course exam.

    You won’t receive a course certificate without full attendance. Anyone unable to complete the course due to sickness or other circumstances must enrol on a new course and attend all five days again.

Who is the course suitable for?

There are no formal entry requirements, however, delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a site manager. Previous health and safety knowledge is recommended.

Those without previous health and safety management experience are recommended to sit the two-day SSSTS course. Delegates must be competent in written and spoken English necessary for operating efficiently at site management level.

The course is intended for project managers, site managers and site supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Possession of the CITB SMSTS qualification is a requirements on all major construction sites as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager


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