The SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) training course is one of the courses on offer from the
CITB Site Safety Plus Scheme and is the most popular site management training course for site managers within
the construction industry.
SMSTS training takes place over a 5-day period and is run through a network of CITB accredited Training
Providers. It has been designed for construction site managers, site agents, quantity surveyors, construction
directors, project directors, and persons responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring, controlling and
administering a construction workforce.
Also known informally as the ‘Site Managers Safety Training Scheme’, this course will assist managers and
potential managers to develop their knowledge, awareness and understanding of legal, moral and social
responsibilities in respect of health, safety and welfare.
Successful candidates will receive the CITB SMSTS certificate, which is issued on completion. This is valid for 5
If you have already passed the 5-day CITB SMSTS course and need to renew your CITB SMSTS certificate,
you will be eligible for the 2-Day SMSTS Refresher, providing your certificate is still in date and valid.
The Refresher course is designed to bring health and safety knowledge up to date and includes an overview of
the legislative changes relating to site management and their impact on site safety in the workplace.
CITB Course Detail.
Site management training is an essential component of safety on construction sites; the SMSTS course will help managers to organize, monitor and measure health and safety performance on site, whilst maintaining site safety training, systems and safe methods of work.
This CITB course includes the following elements:
● The Health & Safety at Work Act and other regulations relevant to the management of site safety within
the Construction Industry
● Site set up, CDM (Construction Design Management Regulations), risk assessments and method
● Scaffolding, working at height, electricity, excavations, demolitions, and confined spaces
● Accidents and the associated legislative requirements (RIDDOR)
● The need for site management training, control measures and adequate communication to maintain a
good health and safety culture within the workplace
Full attendance is essential and candidates will be continually assessed during the course and will be required to complete assignments. There is a multiple choice assessment at the end of the course.