Course Summary

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme Overview

SMSTS is a 5-day course, it delves deep into the roles and responsibilities of site managers. The Site Management course will further your understanding of the site manager’s role and develop your skills to be safe and practicable in a working environment.

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What is the SMSTS course content?

The SMSTS course is vital to the health and safety of on-site workers. The content below is an outline of the topics you will cover in this course:

  • Introduction to health & safety law, duties, responsibilities, enforcement and sanctions
  • Overviews/explanations of relevant construction activity legalisation
  • Accident costs, causes, investigation, prevention and reporting requirements
  • Risk assessment and principles of prevention
  • Safety management systems, policies, plans, performance and measuring
  • Management of contractors
  • Development of safe systems of work and permit systems
  • Effective communication
  • Behavioural science influent awareness of human error
  • Motivating safety behaviour
  • The recognition of an organisation’s duties and responsibilities
  • Recognition of responsibilities of managers, supervisors and operatives
  • Production of site activity instructions (safe system of work)
  • Planning for health & safety within the context of a project

What are the benefits of this Course?

Delegates who successfully complete this course will have all the skills and knowledge required to better the site operations and improve workplace health and safety. Delegates will also be able to:

  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • Utilise 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 of 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 I be assessed?

Delegates will be continuously assessed during the SMSTS course in preparation for the final examination and will need to achieve 72% pass mark in the final exam in order to successfully complete the SMSTS course.

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. The refresher course needs to be undertaken before the certificate’s expiry date.

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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 Tier 3 valued at £120

Upcoming Dates



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18th - 22nd

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