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CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme

Duration: 5 days (block or day release available)


SMSTS delegate workbook XA6 - Included in price

Construction site safety GE700 - Included in price 

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 4

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a five-day course designed for site managers, or aspiring site managers.  It is designed for those with responsibility for managing, monitoring, implementing and reporting in a construction environment.

The course covers relevant health, safety and environmental legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries.  It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necassary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workplace.

The SMSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.


The course aims to help site managers to:

  • manage and implement health, safety and environmental aspects on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management role

  • develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety, welfare and the environment

  • recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.

Course structure:
Module 1 - Legal and management

  1. Health and safety law

  2. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

  3. Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations

  4. Health and safety management systems

  5. Risk assessments and method statements

  6. Induction and training

  7. Effective communication

  8. Leadership and worker engagement

  9. Inspection and audit

  10. Statutory forms, notices and registers

  11. Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation

Module 2 - Health and welfare

  1. Management of health

  2. Welfare facilities

  3. Stress and mental health at work

  4. Drugs and alcohol

  5. Control of substances hazardous to health

  6. Lead

  7. Asbestos

  8. Dust and fumes

  9. Noise

  10. Vibration

  11. Manual handling

Module 3 - General safety

  1. Site organisation

  2. Fire prevention and control, and dangerous substances

  3. Electrical safety

  4. Temporary works

  5. Work equipment and hand-held tools

  6. Mobile work equipment

  7. Lifting operations and equipment

  8. Mobile workforce and driver safety


Module 4 - High risk activities

  1. Work at Height Regulations

  2. Working at height

  3. Common access equipment

  4. Scaffolding

  5. Fall arrest and suspension equipment

  6. Excavations

  7. Underground and overhead services

  8. Confined spaces


To successfully achieve the course, delegates must:

  • Complete all four core exercises

  • Pass the trainer review and

  • Pass the end of course exam.

Trainer review:

The trainer review provides a pass/fail based on the delegate's performance and engagement in the core exercises and engagement in the course overall.

Exam paper:

The paper consists of 25 questions covering all aspects of the course.  The exam must be taken at the end of the course.

Each exam paper has:

  • 18 multiple choice questions (each worth one mark)

  • 7 questions in multi-response or short written answer format (each worth two marks).

The exam pass mark is 81% (26 out of 32).

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