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CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme Refresher

Duration: 2 days


Construction site safety - The comprehensive guide (GE700)

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 4


The Site Management Safety Training Scheme – Refresher (SMSTS-R) is a two-day course for delegates who have previously passed the full Site management safety training scheme (SMSTS) course or subsequent refresher course, and can provide proof of attendance.

It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up-to-date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace.  The course provides an opportunity to revisit the wide range of topics from the previous five-day course.


The refresher course aims to:

  • improve awareness of recent developments in construction, legislation and health, safety, welfare and environmental issues

  • identify measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation, and new working practices

  • implement new guidance and industry best practice

  • consolidate their understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety, welfare and the environment.

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


Trainers may wish to start the course with a What do you know? question paper to establish delegate knowledge levels.

Successful completion of the course requires the delegate to pass an exam paper at the end of the course.


Exam paper:

The examination paper consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.   The exam paper must be taken at the end of the course.

Each paper has:

  • 18 multiple choice questions (each worth one mark)

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

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


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