SMSTS – Site Management Safety Training Scheme

smsts course for site managersThe CITB SMSTS course, or Site Management Safety Training Scheme is a five day course provided by tutors to over ten thousand people each year. The site manager qualification is ideal for those in any role of responsibility within the construction industry, supervisors as well as proprietors, or for anyone looking to become a site manager in the future. This training is strongly regarded as the best site management qualification available. It provides you with a thorough health and safety training background within the current legal guidelines.


Please note that the SMSTS course should not be confused with the SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) as the site supervisor scheme is a less senior qualification with a duration of two-days.

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme courses are designed for managers looking to continue or take on a managerial role within construction. The training takes place over five days and will teach the health and safety skills required to maintain a safe construction site.

SMSTS Course Content

The main focus of the SMSTS course will be risk assessment and to learn how to work and manage following the regulations stipulated by the Health and Safety at Work Act. Topics which are covered during the five day SMSTS course content include planning organising monitoring controlling and administering:

You are required to attend all five days of the SMSTS course in order to be awarded the qualification. During the 5-days delegates will need to show understanding of the main elements and pass the core exercises. At the end of the training you’ll be required to sit a final examination, passing the exam will mean you qualify for the certificate in construction site management which is then valid for five years.


5 Days / 40 Hours. The training is typically delivered over five consecutive days, alternatively day release – one day per week for five weeks.

Get the Best Value for Money

Although the cost of these SMSTS courses should be factored into your decision-making, the quality of the training provider and the course should be considered. Training fees and quality can vary depending on which training provider and instructor deliver it.

High quality construction safety training saves lives, so for the sake of your managers and the site workers they are responsible for – it’s wise to consider the quality factor rather than just the cost.

What to Consider

  • is the provider accredited by the CITB and an ATO – Approved Training Organisation?
  • what is the instructors level of experience?
  • how often does the provider cancel their courses?
  • what have previous delegates said about the training providers course?
  • is the training delivered at a suitable venue & location?
  • what is the cost of the course?
  • what is included in the price?
  • if your role on site is more of a supervisory one, you may want to consider attending the 2 day SSSTS course instead

Training Reviews & Quality Ratings

Upon completion of the SMSTS training course, attendees are sent an email request to rate their overall experience. We make it super easy and quick to rate the delivery of the training and to place a few words in the form of a customer comment. Ratings and comments are collected in our system and subsequently published on our site overnight. We have over 1000 provider ratings and genuine customer comments which contributes to others making a more informed and better decision when booking.

Important Information

Photographic I.D. is required for all delegates. Written parental consent is required for all delegates under 18 years of age. Failure to provide this on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.

Further Study Options

Further qualifications include the NEBOSH Construction Certificate and the NVQ Level 6 Construction Site Management.

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