CITB SMSTS (Classroom)

Course Overview

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

SMSTS Course Content

When studying the SMSTS course content you will be taught how to work and manage following the regulations stipulated by the Health and Safety at Work Act. Some areas which are covered during the five day SMSTS training course include:

  • CDM
  • Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • Scaffolding
  • Excavations
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined Spaces
  • Site Set Up

You are required to attend all five days of the SMSTS training in order to be awarded the qualification. During the 5-day training 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 which is then valid for five years.

Course Materials

Publications & Workbooks Included

All 5 day SMSTS courses advertised on our website include a Construction Site Safety GE 700 publication. The cost to buy this workbook on its own would be approximately £90.00 or slightly less for CITB levy payers.

Formats Available

Dependent on the accredited SMSTS training provider, delegates are given the option of taking away course materials in the following formats

  • hard copy workbooks
  • CD
  • access to a materials online

Will I Be Issued With a CITB Card or a Certificate?

Upon successful completion of the SMSTS course the CITB will not issue a card, however an official CITB accredited certificate will be provided within a couple of weeks. It must be stressed to all course attendees the need to attend all sessions since without full attendance the examining body will not award the CITB SMSTS certificate.

If I Pass the Course Can I Apply for Site Manager Jobs?

The SMSTS is a sought after qualification by employers operating within construction. Many construction jobs and positions of responsibility now ask for the nationally recognised certificate. SMSTS jobs which require this qualification and certification include Construction Site Managers, Groundworks Manager, Site Agents, Assistant Site Manager, Section Engineers and project Managers.

Alternatively, if you are a supervisor looking for jobs in construction or requiring appropriate training you can complete the 2 day SSSTS course designed for site supervisors.

Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher

After the five years it is necessary to return for a two day SMSTS Refresher course to make sure you are still up to date with the latest H&S regulations.We have refresher courses available in most major towns and cities. By passing and maintaining your training you are able to prove that you are complying with the demands and laws regarding construction health and safety. In the event your current SMSTS certificate has expired you must attend the full five day course again.

Construction Safety Management and Legal Responsibilities

Construction site managers and supervisors have a legal duty to ensure the safety and health of fellow workers and the public. Not only are there laws and regulations to adhere to, there is a moral duty to do all that is possible to prevent accidents and injuries onsite. Therefore training in construction safety is a necessity and a requirement. Attending the training can show you comply with the laws and prepare you to manage a safe site at all times.

smsts5 day CITB SMSTS courses are considered to be an indication of competence of a Site Manager according to the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction Design and Management (CDM Regulations). The course is ideal for Site Managers as well as:

  • Proprietors of Construction Companies
  • Project Managers
  • Site Supervisors