The Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most highly regarded health and safety training courses for the Construction, Building Maintenance and Facilities Management sectors and is achieved by 1000’s of construction personnel each year.
The SMSTS course covers in depth all of the required legislation and areas which affect safe working practices whilst working in Construction Industry, Civil Engineering and on or around building sites. The course highlights proper use of risk assessments in the workplace and the correct implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to ensure a strong Health and Safety culture on a construction site.
This industry-recognised training course is also ideal for companies that need to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of health and safety compliance.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for construction site managers, agents, project directors, plus other construction personnel who are, or about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.
Possession of the SMSTS qualification is one of the competency requirements for site managers in the Approved Code of Practice to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. Evidence of training is often required in tender applications and pre-qualification Health & Safety questionnaires.
To help site managers, agents and supervisors to:
- Manage health & safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within context of their management or supervisory role
- Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
- Recognise and maintain a safe site whilst keeping work efficient, economical and productive
The SMSTS training course covers the Health & Safety at Work Act and the regulations relevant to the Construction Industry (and other workplaces), including:
- Site Set up
- Risk Assessment
- Scaffolding Awareness
- Electricity on Site
- Fire Prevention
- CDM Regulations
- Method Statements
- Monitoring Health & Safety
- Confined Spaces
- Management of Contractors
Coursework is assessed by the instructor throughout the course, via work produced by syndicate exercises and individual participation. Therefore delegates must attend all of the days, in accordance with the course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives to qualify for the certificate. At the end of the CITB SMSTS course, each individual also has to pass a short test and present a suitable health & safety solution to site activity which qualifies them for the Construction Site Managers Certificate.
This certificate expires every five years. After this period certificate holders are required to sit the SMSTS two day refresher course to renew their qualification for a further 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.