CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Price: £485.00 excl. VAT

What is the SMSTS Course?

The CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) provides an understanding of environmental issues, safety, health and welfare on construction sites. It covers all relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. This course enables site managers to implement the necessary control measures and safety systems to ensure the safety of construction sites.

Who is the SMSTS Course for?

The course is great for site managers, construction directors, supervisors, quantity surveyors, project directors, agents and those with responsibility for managing, implementing, monitoring and reporting in a construction environment.

SMSTS Benefits

  • Understand your responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
  • Learn how to undertake risk assessments and develop method statements
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture on your construction site
  • Learn all the relevant health and safety legislation
  • This industry-recognised training is endorsed by Build UK.

CITB Examination Structure

Assessment during the course involves ongoing evaluation by the instructor through individual participation and exercises. There will also be a 30-minute, 25-question objective multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.

Click here for the Scheme rules – Appendix G Site management safety training scheme.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

The course is part of the Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) Site Safety Plus scheme. The CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme certificate will be awarded on successful completion of this course, valid for 5 years, after which you can take the SMSTS refresher.

What this course includes

This price includes course registration, the CITB Construction site management delegate workbook (XA6), Construction site safety – The comprehensive guide (GE700), other supporting materials, examination and official CITB certificate.

Delivery method:

  • 5-day course
  • Small classes
  • 5 year certification
  • Site Safety Plus Centre
  • CITB Certificate

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This SMSTS course covers a wide range of topics, including:

Module 1 – Legal and management:

  • Health and safety law
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act
  • Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations
  • Health and safety management systems
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Induction and training
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership and worker engagement
  • Inspection and audit
  • Statutory forms, notices and registers
  • Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation

Module 2 – Health and welfare:

  • Management of health
  • Welfare facilities
  • Stress and mental health at work
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Control of substances hazardous to health
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Dust and fumes
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Manual handling

Module 3 – General safety:

  • Site organisation
  • Fire prevention and control, and dangerous substances
  • Electrical safety
  • Temporary works
  • Work equipment and hand-held tools
  • Mobile work equipment
  • Lifting operations and equipment
  • Mobile workforce and driver safety

Module 4 – High risk activities:

  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Working at height
  • Common access equipment
  • Scaffolding
  • Fall arrest and suspension equipment
  • Excavations
  • Underground and overhead services
  • Confined spaces

There are no formal entry requirements, however, delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a site manager. Previous health and safety knowledge is recommended. Those without previous health and safety management experience are recommended to sit the two-day SSSTS course.

By attending this course, you will acquire invaluable knowledge and skills that can benefit a wide range of construction professionals.

Upon completion of the SMSTS course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand their responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety, and welfare
  • Identify and assess hazards in the workplace
  • Implement appropriate control measures to mitigate risks
  • Communicate effectively with workers about health and safety matters
  • Create and maintain a positive health and safety culture on site

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