Course Summary

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher Overview

The SMSTS Refresher is a condensed version of the full 5-day course. We recommend that you book within 6 months prior to your certificate’s expiry date. This prevents you from missing out on taking the refresher course.

Find out more information about the course below or give us a call, we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.

What is the course content for the SMSTS Refresher?

The Refresher course will cover the same content as the full 5-day course, in a more condensed fashion. The CITB SMSTS refresher course will cover the following topics:

  • Current focus of HSE’s attention
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • CDM Regulations 2015
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Reporting of accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences
  • Overview and changes to current legalisation affecting construction
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Control of substances hazardous to health 2002
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • Fire on Construction sites 2005
  • Construction Waste and Site Waste Management Plans

What is the benefit of the SMSTS Refresher Course?

Delegates will continue to obtain the CITB SMSTS award after successfully completing the course. Candidates will also be able to:

• Implement new guidance and industry best practice
• Develop their skills in assessment, planning and implementation of safe systems and methods in the workplace
• Provide examples and opportunities for the study and to analyse health, safety and welfare practices and procedures
• State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment.

Possession of this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015 as a demonstration of competence in the role of the site manager.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. The course will be delivered in English. Delegates must be able to read, write and communicate verbally in English.

How will the course be assessed?

This is a combination of classroom-based theory and tutorials, candidates will continually be assessed throughout the course. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. The SMSTS Refresher course needs to be undertaken before its expiry date.

Downloadable Information

Scheme of Rules

Can I claim a grant for this course?

Yes, you can claim a grant for this course. Delegates of this course can claim the CITB Short course Duration Grant at refresher tier 3 valued at £120

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