CITB SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) | CITB Accredited | 5 Days | Guaranteed Pass

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CITB SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) | CITB Accredited | 5 Days | Guaranteed Pass:

Who Should Attend?

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is designed for site managers, agents and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.


This training course is designed to enable managers to help site managers, agents and supervisors to:

Manage health and safety on-site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory role.

Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare.

Recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical and productive.

SMSTS Course Content

Introduction to health and safety law, duties, responsibilities, enforcement and sanctions.

Overviews/explanations of relevant construction activity legislation.

Accident costs, causes, investigation, prevention and reporting requirements.

Risk assessment and ‘principles of prevention’.

Safety management systems, policies, plans, performance and measuring.

Management of Contractors.

Development of ‘safe systems of work’ and permit systems.

Effective communicating.

Behavioural science including awareness of human error.

Motivating safety behaviour:

Recognition of an organisation’s duties and responsibilities.

Recognition of responsibilities of Managers, Supervisors and Operatives.

Production of site activity instructions (safe system of work).

Planning for health and safety within the context of a project.


By the end of the Site Management Safety Training (SMSTS) course, delegates will be aware of and be able to:

Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which effects them during their daily work.

Implement new guidance and industry best practice.

State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment.

SMSTS Training Course Methods

A high proportion of discussions, best practice sharing, syndicate exercises and case studies will be supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials.

A certain amount of course content will require delegates to compile and present their understanding of how to comply with current legislation for assessment; delegates are increasingly finding the use of a laptop during these sessions helpful.

Delegates will be continuously assessed during the course in preparation for the final multiple choice examination.

Additional entry requirements

No Entry Requirements

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Course info
Start Date: Mon 24th July 2017
JULY 2017
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Birmingham, B16 0AA, Bristol, BS4 3HQ, Cambridge, CB1 3LH, Cardiff, CF10 4EE, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE + 15 more


9:00am - 5:00pm


5 days


Full time, Weekend


Professional or Industry specific qualification


Beginner Intermediate Advanced

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From: £495

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5 5
by Deirdre - July 2015

Informative course leading to a recognised qualification. Good tutors. The course could be more conveniently located ie not in the centre of Exeter

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5 5
by Deirdre - January 2015

My operative attended the course and felt it was informative and constructive.

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