CITB 5-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

CITB Courses

Site Management Safety Training Scheme


Course Objectives:

This SMSTS course helps managers and supervisors be able to:
implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects 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.


This is a 5-day course and will be delivered by our accredited CITB tutors.

Who should attend?

This course 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.

Course Content:

Day 1 will include:

Health & Safety: Facts and figures, accident prevention. Health & Safety system in the UK

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regs.

Health and Safety and the manager

Implementing health & safety legislation

Exercise 1

Day 2 will include:

Management of contractors

The working environment

Working at Height

Health & Safety Management for plant, equipment and systems of work

Exercise 2

Day 3 will include:

Managing construction health risk

Monitoring Health & Safety

Exercise 3

Day 4 will include:

Communication and co-operation

Construction Health & Safety

Exercise 4

Day 5 will include:

Debrief and discussion of Exercise 4 and presentation of material


The 5 day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a high quality training course for the construction industry. Aimed at site managers, agents and supervisors, the Scheme gives a thorough understanding of the key health and safety issues on site. It will help them to develop a better understanding of their moral and social responsibilities, as well as giving the skills and knowledge needed to manage health and safety on site, in compliance with legislation. The course is continually revised in line with
new legislation and best practice to bring candidates up-to-date with the latest health and safety developments.


Delegates will be continuously assessed via individual and group exercise, plus a multiple-choice test at the end of the course. Upon successfully completing the course, you will be awarded a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate. This qualification can be renewed every five years by attending the refresher course.

Benefits of holding the SMSTS Certificate:

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Certificate is one of the most widely regarded qualifications for site managers. Many employers insist that all their site managers hold the certificate.
The SMSTS scheme helps site managers and supervisors to:
demonstrate their competency to contractors and clients
run a safer and more efficient site

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