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The SMSTS training course (CITB) content includes:

  • 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.

Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a supervisor. Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level.

SSP SMSTS certificate

Assessment will be by an end of course exam paper, the completion of four core exercises and a trainer review, for which the delegate will need to gain a PASS in all elements of the review. The exam demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both an assessment and exam. Delegates are expected to participate during the course.

Exam paper

The paper consists of 25 questions; 20 multiple choice questions and five short written questions. There are five safety critical questions in the exam paper that must be answered correctly in order to pass the exam. This exam paper must be taken at the end of the course.

CITB grant is available for eligible CITB levy paying companies

Course Information

Cost: From £550 (No VAT charged)

Duration: 5 days

Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements

Funding: See Grants and Funding

How to Apply

Call 01922 663600 for course dates.

Upcoming Start Dates

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