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CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) 5 Day Training Course


The Site Management Safety Training Scheme, or the SMSTS course 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 one of the best available and provides you with a thorough health and safety training background within the current legal guidelines.

Construction site managers and supervisors have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of their 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 proper training is a necessity and a requirement. Attending SMSTS courses can show you comply with the law and prepare you to manage a safe site at all times.

Course Aim

The course aims to give an understanding of site managers responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health and welfare and current health and safety legislation.

This industry-recognised course is ideal for companies who need to meet the ever-increasing demand for evidence of sound health and safety management on site.

Who Should Attend

This course has been designed for those who are responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and managing groups of staff and workers on construction sites.

The people who would benefit from this course include site managers, project managers, agents, quantity surveyors, contracts managers, directors and supervisors as well as proprietors of smaller building companies.

Content of Course

Some of the areas which are covered during the five day SMSTS training course include:

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe systems of work
  • Working at height
  • CDM 2015
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces
  • Lifting operations
  • Asbestos
  • Electricity
  • Monitor health and safety performance
  • Site set up
  • Behavioural safety

Course Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will know:

  • The background to health and safety legislation, with particular emphasis on the construction industry
  • How health and safety fits into our legal framework
  • The duties and responsibilities of those who implement/manage health and safety issues
  • An understanding of the powers of the enforcing authorities
  • Accident trends and prevention techniques
  • The principles of risk assessment
  • The need for safe systems of work
  • What is necessary to manage a site safely in compliance with existing legislation

Examination Information

The method of assessment will be by multiple choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Delegates are required to attend all five days of the course in order to be awarded the SMSTS qualification. The SMSTS certificate is valid for five years, a 2 day refresher is then available before the 5 year period expires.

Duration of Course

5 Day - Trainer Led Learning

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