Site Managing Safety Training Scheme Training

Awarding Body:

CITB – Construction Industry Training Board

Course Aim:

The SMSTS health and safety training course is one of the most highly regarded training courses within the construction industry available for site managers and supervisors, taken by more than 10,000 people each year.

The SMSTS training course helps site managers (and anyone wanting to become a site manager) to develop a better understanding of the legal, moral and social responsibilities of their role, and to manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions.

The SMSTS training course lasts five days. During the SMSTS training course, candidates must pass core exercises. At the end of the training course, candidates sit an examination in order to qualify for the SMSTS certificate.

The SMSTS certificate lasts for five years, after which candidates must sit the ‘Two Day SMSTS Refresher training course’ to renew the certificate and keep their qualification up to date. The two-day SMSTS Refresher training course is only available for candidates who have attended the five-day SMSTS training course and can provide evidence of attending the original course.

This industry recognised training course is ideal for companies that need to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of health and safety compliance.


5 Days.

Course Content:

The SMSTS training course covers The Health & Safety at Work Act and the regulations relevant to the Construction Industry (and other workplaces), including;

  • Site Set Up
  • CDM
  • Risk Assessment
  • Method Statements
  • Scaffolding
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Demolition
  • Confined Spaces

Who will benefit from attending the SMSTS training course?

The SMSTS training course is intended for project managers, site managers and site supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS training course. Possession of the SMSTS qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager.