CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager
It covers all relevant legislation affecting 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 within the workforce.
This course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.
The duration of this course is 5 days
- implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
- implement new guidance and industry best practice
- state their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment
The SMSTS course will cover the following topics: –
- Health & Safety at Work Act
- CDM Regulations
- Risk Assessment
- Method Statements
- Changes in accepted working practices
- Behavioural safety
- Confined Spaces
- Management of Occupational Health
- Working at Heights
At the end of the CITB SMSTS course delegates are required to sit an exam paper consisting of 25 questions, of which 5 are safety critical and require a short written answer. Multiple choice questions are worth 1 point each and safety critical questions are worth 1-3 points each. In order to pass the course delegates MUST answer ALL of safety critical questions correctly. The SMSTS Course pass rate is 80% (28 out of 35)
Delegates must attend all 5 days, in accordance with the SMSTS course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives and qualify for the SMSTS certificate.
This certificate will expire after five years. In order to remain qualified certificate holders are required to sit the SMSTS two day refresher course to renew their qualification for a further five years.