CITB SMSTS – Site Management Safety Training Scheme Online (Instructor-led)

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What is the CITB SMSTS Course?

Our Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course is CITB accredited and delivered by our own in-house qualified and experienced course instructors.

This five day course health and safety course is designed for managers who are responsible for the; planning, organising, monitoring and controlling of operatives on a construction site and/or those individuals about to take up those responsibilities.

CITB Accreditation

The SMSTS training course is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and recognised by BuildUK as meeting the required standard for all supervisors and team leaders working on BuildUK sites.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate from the CITB that will be valid for 5 years. In order to remain certified thereafter you will need to undertake a two day SMSTS Refresher course before the certificate expiry date.

Who Should Attend the SMSTS?

The Site management safety training scheme (SMSTS) is a five-day course designed for site managers, or aspiring site managers. It is designed for those with responsibility for managing, monitoring, implementing and reporting in a construction environment.

The construction site managers course covers relevant health, safety and environmental legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.

What's Included in the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme Course?

Delivery Method

Online (Instructor-led)

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Content

The SMSTS course content covers the legislation that impacts upon safe working practice within the construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace and the implementation of the hierarchy of control measures, whilst providing guidance to managers in developing and maintaining an appropriate health and safety culture within the workplace.

Course Materials & Examinations

All of the required course materials (CITB Construction Site Safety GE700 publication) are provided for in the cost of the course as are the enrolment and examination fees.

Course Aims

The course aims to help site managers to:

  • Manage and implement health, safety and environmental aspects on site, in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their management role
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • Develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety, welfare and the environment
  • Recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.

At the end of the course candidates will be in a position to:

  • Manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legislative requirements within the context of their management role
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • Undertake their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment.
  • Monitor site activities effectively
  • Recognise the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified.


All CITB SMSTS course candidates are required to reach or exceed a minimum level of achievement throughout the course with assessment being determined by:


In order to achieve the learning objectives candidates must attend all 5 days, in accordance with the course programme.

Exercise/Case Study

Candidates must successfully complete all individual and group exercises/case studies related to the 4 core modules.

Trainer Review

This provides a pass/fail based on the delegate’s performance and engagement in the core exercises and engagement in the course overall.


The SMSTS exam paper consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course. The exam must be taken at the end of the course.

Each exam paper has:

  • 18 multiple choice questions (each worth one mark)
  • 7 questions in multi-response or short written answer format (each worth two marks)
  • The two mark questions all relate to the seven health and safety focus areas. The higher marks recognise and reward the increased complexity of the question and response required.

The seven health and safety focus areas are founded on construction ill health, injury and fatality statistics:

  • Working at height
  • Vehicles/pedestrians
  • Manual handling
  • Asbestos
  • Dust
  • Noise
  • Vibration

The exam pass mark is 81% (26 out of 32).

The exam lasts for 35 minutes and must be completed within this time under exam conditions. Delegates are permitted to use the Construction site safety – The comprehensive guide (GE700) publication and the Construction site management delegate workbook (XA6) for the last 15 minutes of the exam.

The exam paper forms part of the overall assessment as to whether the delegate has successfully achieved the Site Management Safety Training Scheme and demonstrated both knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions as well as the application of management in respect of health and safety issues.

On successful completion of the SMSTS course and associated assessment candidates will be awarded the CITB: Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate. This certificate will remain extant for five years after which the CITB SMSTS Refresher course must be undertaken in order for individuals maintain qualification for a further 5 years.

Accreditation & Recognition

The SMSTS course is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of the Site Safety Plus course suite.

On successful completion of this course you will receive an SMSTS certificate from the CITB that will be valid for 5 years. In order to remain certified however, you will need to retake the course before the certificate expiry date.


There are no formal entry requirements, however, delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a site manager.

Previous health and safety knowledge is recommended.

Those without previous health and safety management experience are recommended to sit the two-day SSSTS course.

Delegates must be competent in written and spoken English necessary for operating efficiently at site management level.

Further Studying and Progression

Possible further study may in include the NEBOSH Construction Certificate or Construction NVQ.

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