CITB SMSTS Refresher Course

This SMSTS Refresher provides existing SMSTS certificate holders with an update on the latest legislation and best practice methods for meeting site safety regulations.


What is the SMSTS Refresher Course?

The CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Refresher is aimed at individuals who hold a current CITB SMSTS certificate and wish to renew their qualification for another five years. The refresher is a highly interactive course taught through case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. 

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 another full five-day SMSTS course. You must take this course before your certificate expires.

The refresher course is designed to ensure that personnel maintain and update their current health and safety knowledge. The refresher course covers changes to legislation, approved codes of practice and best working practice within the industry.

How Long Does an SMSTS Refresher Course Last?

The refresher course lasts two days and is available in a classroom or virtually. It is a mandatory CITB requirement for delegates to attend both days, in a row.

What content does the refresher cover?

  • Exploring the current focus of the Health and Safety Executive’s attention
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • Construction Site Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • Behavioural safety
  • Occupational health
  • Overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction

Who is the CITB SMSTS Refresher Course for?

This course is for anyone with an existing SMSTS certificate that is due for renewal, five years following the date it was last completed.

The refresher course is also perfect for updating knowledge on the changing legislation in the construction sector; it can be taken at any time in the five years, to ensure the highest standards are kept.

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