SMSTS Training (CITB) - Site Management Training

£605 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 5 days

Trainer: P348SC

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Duration: 5 days

Min / Max no of Delegates: 6 to 20


This course is designed for 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. The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect 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.

Aims and Objectives:

To help site/contract managers and agents to:

- Manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions within the context of their managerial role
- Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
- Recognise a safe site is efficient, economical and productive

At then end of the period of training, delegates will be aware of and able to:

- Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work
- Implement new guidance and industry best practice
- State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and environment

Course Delivery:

In order to maintain the optimum continuity and to maximise a delegates comprehension and participation the CITB’s favoured method of delivery is to hold the course over five consecutive days, however day release comprising one or two days a week for up to a maximum of five weeks is an acceptable alternative.

Course Assessment:

On completion of the course and successfully passing the three core exercises, case study and an end of course multiple choice examination the delegates will be awarded the CITB’s Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate.

Course materials:

- CITB GE 700 Construction Site safety Manuals
- CITB XA6 SMSTS Course Notes

Course Programme:

Day 1:

- Introductions and course background
- Pre-course questionnaire ‘what do you know?’
- Report back on the pre-course questionnaire
- Health and safety facts and figures, accident prevention
- Health and safety management systems
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & legal system
- Health and safety policies, managers’ responsibilities
- Policy implementation
- Exercise 1: Implementing health and safety legislation

Day 2:

Working at height
- Planning & organising the work
- Risk assessment
- Access equipment 

The working environment
- Site layout & planning
- Transport & logistics
- Housekeeping
- Material management 

Management of contractors
- Construction (Design & Management) Regs
- HSE Core Criteria for Company & Individual competence

Health and safety management for plant, equipment and systems of work

Exercise 2: Managers’ and supervisors’ responsibilities

Day 3

Report back on exercise 2

Health and safety management on site
- Noise
- Vibration
- Manual handling
- Asbestos
- Environmental & waste management

Monitoring health and safety
- Inspections
- Surveys, tours
- Health and safety auditing
- Accident reporting and investigation
- Pro & reactive monitoring

Exercise 3: Site briefing (developing specific site instructions for a construction project)

Day 4

Health and safety communications and training
- Behavioural safety & change
- Provision of information, instruction & training
- Competencies

Construction health and safety
- Electricity
- Services
- Fire precautions
- Confined spaces 

Site planning & layout
- Introduction to core exercise
- Explanation of the requirements to plan health and safety within the context of a project

Day 5

- Final presentation - delegates present their site layouts and planning
- Debrief & discussion of the exercise and presentation of material
- Examination
- Close

Course Times

Usually 8.00am - 4.00pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a CITB accredited certificate which is valid for five years. 

Please note that as of the 1st January 2016, CITB Site Management / Site Supervisor certificates will no longer have a six month grace period and candidates will need to attend a Refresher course before the expiry date of their original certificate. 
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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