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.
Module 1 - Legal and management
Health and safety law
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act
Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations
Health and safety management systems
Risk assessments and method statements
Induction and training
Leadership and worker engagement
Inspection and audit
Statutory forms, notices and registers
Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation
Module 2 - Health and welfare
Management of health
Stress and mental health at work
Drugs and alcohol
Control of substances hazardous to health
Dust and fumes
Module 3 - General safety
Fire prevention and control, and dangerous substances
Work equipment and hand-held tools
Mobile work equipment
Lifting operations and equipment
Mobile workforce and driver safety
Module 4 - High risk activities
Work at Height Regulations
Working at height
Common access equipment
Fall arrest and suspension equipment
Underground and overhead services
To successfully achieve the course, delegates must:
Complete all four core exercises
Pass the trainer review and
Pass the end of course exam.
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.
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).