CITB SMSTS 5 Day Course


The CITB SMSTS 5 day course (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) is intended for construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies and client based personnel. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure healthy and safe conditions for construction site employees.

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After Completing The SMSTS Course, Delegates Should:

  • Manage health and safety on a construction site in accordance with the current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory roles
  • Have an understanding of their responsibilities and accountability for construction site health and safety and the welfare of workers
  • Recognise that a safe construction site is efficient, economical and productive

Key Topics Covered On The SMSTS Course Include:

  • Identification of on-site hazards (COSHH / Working at Height etc.)
  • Duties under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007
  • Duties under The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Construction site safety monitoring

SMSTS Course Tutors

Our SMSTS course tutors are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals with an appropriate background in construction site health and safety. All tutors hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

SMSTS Course Assessment
During the SMSTS course, projects are undertaken in groups and constantly assessed by the course tutor. At the conclusion of the course, delegates are required to undertake a short multiple choice assessment. Those who successfully complete the projects and assessment are awarded the Construction Skills Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Certificate.

SMSTS Course Overview

Course content includes the following:

  • Introduction and Registration
  • What do you know (multi choice test paper)
  • The Legal System. The Courts. Duty of Care
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Overview – Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
  • Behavioural Science – Human factors, Causes of error. Identifying training needs
  • Risk Assessment
  • RIDDOR Regulations
  • Health and Safety Culture
  • Excavations
  • Plant and Other Vehicles on site, Traffic Management
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  • Lead at Work
  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Electricity at Work
  • Accident Investigation
  • Noise at Work Regulations
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Asbestos – Legal requirements. Client and employers responsibilities.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • Fire Precautions and Fire Risk Assessments
  • Working at Height
  • Scaffolding
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Portable tools
  • Vibration – HAVS and WBV
  • Overview – The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Confined Spaces Regulations
  • PPE
  • Safety Signs and Signals



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