SMSTS is practical and engaging with a sharp construction focus. It covers all relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries.


What is the CITB SMSTS Course?

The CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a 5-day industry-recognised course that covers a broad range of topics that will equip the delegate with the necessary knowledge to comply with associated legislation to ensure healthy and safe conditions for construction site employees. Delegates will gain the knowledge required to comply with legislation and regulations within a construction environment, such as the Health and Safety Act 1974.

SMSTS Certificate Renewal

It is a mandatory requirement to renew your SMSTS certificate every 5 years, either by successfully completing a two-day SMSTS CITB Refresher Course or by attending this five-day SMSTS course again.

How long does SMSTS last?

The SMSTS course takes place over a 5-day period, which includes a final day assessment.

What does SMSTS cover?

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Recent changes in accepted working practices
  • Behavioural safety
  • Management of occupational health
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Confined Spaces
  • Working at heights
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition

What are the SMSTS course's learning outcomes?

  • Manage health and safety on-site in accordance with current legal provisions within the context of their role
  • Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
  • Recognise a safe site is efficient, economical and productive
  • Prepare risk assessments

Who is CITB SMSTS course for?

This course is ideal for individuals who manage or supervise construction sites including:

  • Project managers
  • Site managers
  • Senior supervisors
  • Owners of small to medium-sized companies

SMSTS delivery options:

The course can be delivered in a range of formats, click on any of the buttons below to find out more. 


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