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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.


To help site managers to:

  • manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their management role
  • develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
  • recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.

The refresher course is only for delegates who have previously passed the five-day SMSTS or subsequent refresher course, and hold a valid SMSTS certificate. Evidence must be provided to the training provider of their eligibility. If a delegate cannot provide a copy of their certificate, the online card checker can be used to establish if a delegate currently holds a valid SMSTS certificate. If an individual cannot be located on the system and no evidence of their certificate can be found, they will have to attend the full SMSTS course. Failure to attend the refresher course prior to the expiry of an existing certificate will require delegates to re-enter the scheme by completing the full SMSTS course if they wish to remain in the scheme.

SSP SMSTS Certificate

Assessment will be by an exam paper at the end of the course.

CITB grant is available for eligible CITB levy paying companies

Course Information

Cost: From £350 (No VAT charged)

Duration: 2 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

No future start dates:

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