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CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Course Overview

Course Duration: 5 Days 
Course Location: Gaskell Safety
Course Cost: £535 +VAT
Booking: Call 01283 777 074 to arrange a date and book your course.
Course Delivery: All courses can be held either at Gaskell Safety training facilities or at your premises for a closed course (minimum numbers required)

The CITB SMSTS course is designed for site managers, agents and persons who are, or about to, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.

Delegates must attend all sessions to complete this course.

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Upcoming Course Dates:

1st – 5th February 2021
1st – 5th March 2021
26th – 30th April 2021
5th – 9th July 2021
6th – 10th September 2021
8th – 12th November 2021

Learning Outcomes

The CITB SMSTS course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to health & safety law, duties, responsibilities, enforcement and sanctions
  • Overviews / explanations of relevant construction activity legalisation 
  • 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 communication
  • Behavioural science influent awareness of human error
  • Motivating safety behaviour 
  • Recognition of an organisations duties and responsibilities
  • Recognition of responsibilities of managers, supervisors and operatives
  • Production of site activity instructions (safe system of work)
  • Planning for health & safety within the context of a project

Course Benefits

Following successful completion of the CITB SMSTS course candidates will be able to:

• Implement new guidance and industry best practice
• Develop their skills in assessment, planning and implementation of safe systems and methods in the work place.
• Provide examples and opportunities for the study and to analyse health, safety and welfare practices and procedures.
• State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended that 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 attend.


Delegates will be continuously assessed during the SMSTS course in preparation for the final examination and will need to achieve 72% in the final exam in order to successfully complete the SMSTS course.

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. Refreshers course need to be undertaken before their expiry date.

Professional Membership

Possession of this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager.

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