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CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme - SMSTS

List Price: £475 + Vat

Duration: 5 days (block or day release available)


SMSTS delegate workbook XA6 - Included in price

Construction site safety GE 700 - Included in price

Maximum Delegates: 20

Maximum Delegates: 4


The SMSTS training course is designed for site managers, agents and persons who are, or about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff.

The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.


To help site managers to:

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

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

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


At the end of the period of training, delegates will be aware of, and be able to implement or state:

  • all health , safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work

  • new guidance and industry best practice

  • their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment


Assessment will be by an exam paper and the completion of core exercises and a case study. The examination demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both and assessment and examination. Delegates are expected to be interactive during the course.

Exam paper:

The paper consists of 25 questions; 20 multiple choice questions and 5 short written question and answers. There will be 5 safety critical questions on each paper that must be answered correctly. This exam paper will be taken at the end of the course.

Course structure:
Module 1

  1. Health and safety law

  2. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

  3. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

  4. Health and Safety Policies

  5. Risk assessments and method statements

  6. Induction and training

  7. Effective communication

  8. Leaderships and worker engagement

  9. Inspection and audit

  10. Statutory forms, notices and registers

  11. Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation

Module 2

  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

  1. Site organisation

  2. Fire prevention and control. Dangerous substances

  3. Electrical safety

  4. Temporary works

  5. Plant and work equipment

  6. Mobile plant and vehicles

  7. Lifting operations and equipment

  8. Mobile workforce and driver safety


Module 4

  1. Work at Height Regulations

  2. Safe 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


Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.

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