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CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme

Site Management Safety Training Scheme

The SMSTS course is a qualification created by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to establish a clear industry-wide standard for the management of health and safety on construction sites. The qualification is part of the Site Safety Plus scheme. 

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is regarded by many as the best construction safety management qualification available.

As a construction site manager, project manager or supervisor you have a legal duty to ensure the safety and health of fellow workers and the public. There are construction health and safety regulations with which you are required to adhere. You have a moral duty to do all that is possible to prevent accidents and injuries on construction sites. Site management safety training is a necessity and a requirement. Attending and successfully completing the CITB SMSTS course shows you comply with these laws and regulations.

Who should attend?

SMSTS training is ideal if you are in a position of responsibility within the construction industry. The training is targeted at construction workers such as site managers and proprietors of construction companies, project managers and supervisors.

What’s Included in the SMSTS Course?

The main focus of the classroom and online SMSTS course is how to conduct a risk assessment. The SMSTS training course syllabus focuses on learning how to work and manage following the regulations which are stipulated by the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA). Topics which are covered include planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)
  • CDM Regulations 2015
  • Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • Scaffolding
  • Excavations
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined Spaces
  • Site Set Up

SMSTS Course Requirements

You will be required to attend all 5-days of the SMSTS course. It must be stressed that you need to attend all sessions. Without full attendance the examination body (CITB) will not award the certificate. You will need to show understanding of the main elements and pass the core exercises to prove your competence. At the end of the training, you will be required to sit a CITB examination.