CITB SMSTS Refresher Course Online (Instructor-led)

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SMSTS Refresher Online Course Delivered in a Virtual Zoom Classroom

The CITB Approved 2 Day SMSTS Refresher course is delivered remotely via Zoom. The two-day SMSTS Refresher online training programme for anyone currently holding a valid Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate. It's a renewal qualification that updates your knowledge of your responsibilities for site safety, health, welfare and the environment. To maintain SMSTS certification, holders must refresh their skills and knowledge every five years through successfully passing an SMSTS Refresher course.

  • Taught in a virtual classroom, by expert trainers who know the job and delivered in an engaging format unique to RISK, to ensure the delegates acquire the relevant knowledge and training experience.
  • SMSTS Refresher online course is a 2 day course with an online exam on day 2
  • Certification for the SMSTS Refresher online course is valid for 5 years

The SMSTS is a prerequisite qualification for site managers working on a UK construction site. The SMSTS Refresher online course enables site managers to maintain their SMSTS qualification when taken within 5 years of their original SMSTS course. The two day remote learning course ensures the SMSTS qualified site managers enhance their existing managerial skills, to achieve compliance with any new legal duties and responsibilities placed on them and their workforce.

This industry leading course will provide delegates in a Project / Site Management role with essential knowledge and understanding on responsibilities and accountability for site safety.

SMSTS Refresher 2 Day Remote Learning Course

Day 1

3.5 hours morning session
3.5 hours afternoon session

Day 2

3.5 hours morning revision session
3.5 hours afternoon session including exam

Full supporting notes to prepare for the exam

Exam undertaken online with Microsoft Forms

The course fee includes the electronic download of the CITB GE700 technical information relevant to the SMSTS course. Published by CITB, GE700 provides authoritative information on current construction health, safety and environment legislation, guidance and good practice. It is the official supporting publication for the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).

Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher, or SMSTS Refresher online course, enables site managers to brush-up on their site safety and maintain their qualification. SMSTS is a qualification created by CITB to establish a clear industry-wide standard for the management of health and safety on construction sites, and is the Approved Code of Practice for construction regulations. It is considered to be a key requirement for anyone who wants to be a site manager.

SMSTS Refresher Online Course Agenda

This is a highly interactive course taught through case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual or group presentations. You will need to do some self-study outside the course.

  • Current focus of HSE’s attention
  • Risk assessments
  • Method statements
  • CDM Regulations
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare (CDM part 2)
  • Reporting of Accidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
  • Overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction to include:
  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations
  • Fire on construction sites including Fire Safety Order
  • Construction waste and Site Waste Management
  • Theory Test – A number of multiple choice and written questions, currently undertaken in Microsoft Forms to maintain the integrity/confidentiality of the exam process. Delegates must score 81% or more to pass.

Course Materials

We believe we have the leading SMSTS Refresher online course support materials to help you get the most from your training with us. This is delivered via an online portal as soon as you book, which means you can get started as soon as your SMSTS Refresher online course joining instructions hit your inbox - because all of the RISK SMSTS Refresher online course materials are made immediately available to you.


The 2-day SMSTS Refresher online course is only available to delegates who have previously passed the full 5 day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) CITB course. Delegates must be able to provide proof of their full SMSTS certificate to be eligible for the two-day SMSTS Refresher course. The delegates current SMSTS OR SMSTS Refresher certificate must not have expired or they will need to re-take the full five-day SMSTS course.

Mandatory Requirements

  • A valid SMSTS certificate gained in the last five years. You must take this course before your certificate expires
  • To be able to read, write and understand English to a good level. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area
  • You will need to provide a valid ID on the first day of the course, such as a copy of your passport or driving licence
  • If you need to re-sit the test, you must do this within 90 days of the original course date at an additional charge

N.B. With RISK, you can re-sit the exam on the same day at no extra fee.

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Established in 1997, RISK is one of the UK’s leading health and safety training providers. RISK is a privately owned, multi-award winning, accredited training provider with a proven track record for successfully delivering NEBOSH Certificate courses, CITB courses IOSH in-company courses, online in a virtual classroom and in-company at locations across the UK.

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