Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Type CITB Entry Requirements Candidates must be able to read, write and understand English. Valid ID must be provided on the first day of the course (such as a copy of their passport/driving licence). Duration 5 days.

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Who is the SMSTS suitable for?

The SMSTS course is for managers, supervisors, business owners, and clients within the construction industry seeking developmental knowledge and skills in health and safety from a managerial perspective. The course is very interactive, involving both group and individual work.

Course Dates

The next 5 day SMSTS Course is booked for the below dates:

  • Friday 8th January
  • Friday 15th January
  • Friday 22nd January
  • Friday 29th January
  • Friday 5th February

For more information or to book any future dates please contact Rebecca Fox or call 020 3621 1940 today!

Cost of the SMSTS

The cost of the course is typically £450.00 + vat.

Course Content

The SMSTS course involves:

• Health and Safety including - responsibilities, duties, enforcements
• Construction legislation
• Accident causes, prevention, investigation and report requirements
• Risk assessments
• Communication
• Safety management systems
• Management of sub contractors
• Awareness of human error
• 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 and safety within the context of a project.

How long is the course

The SMSTS is a 5 day course.

Teaching and Assessment

The SMSTS is a very interactive course, the tutor teaches through classroom discussions, case studies, teamwork and individual/group presentations. There is also some work that may need to be completed outside of the classroom.

A part of the SMSTS training course content will require candidates to present their understanding of how to comply with current legislation for assessment;

Candidates will be continuously assessed during the SMSTS training course in preparation for the final multiple choice examination.


On completion of the SMSTS course the candidate will be awarded a Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate valid for five years. Candidate must also pass the four core exercises, case study exercise and examination.

The candidate will need to undertake a refresher course prior to the expiry date on the certificate to gain another 5 year certificate.

Please note
The certificate is valid for 5 years. 

Mandatory Entry Requirements

The candidate must be able to read, write and understand English at a good level.

If the candidate needs to re-sit the test, they must do this within 90 days of the original course date (at an additional cost)

The candidate must provide a valid ID on the first day of the course, a copy of passport or driving licence will be sufficient.