Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

The ConstructionSkills (formerly known as the CITB) Site Management Safety Training Scheme course, or SMSTS course for short, is aimed at construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors. Run over 5 days, it aims to give those attending the knowledge and skills that allow them to:

  • Manage health and safety on the construction site in accordance with current legislation and within the context of their management or supervisory roles

  • Develop an understanding of their responsibilities and accountability for construction site health, safety and welfare

  • Recognise that rather than stifling productivity and slowing things down, health and safety policies can lead to a safe construction site that is efficient, economical and productive

Key areas of the SMSTS course include:

  • Duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007
  • Identification of hazards on the construction site, e.g. COSHH, Working at Height etc.
  • Construction site safety monitoring

  • Assessment

    During the SMSTS course, projects are undertaken in groups and constantly assessed by the course tutor. At the conclusion of this health and safety training course, delegates are required to undertake a short multiple choice assessment. Delegates who successfully complete the projects and the assessment are awarded the ConstructionSkills Site Management Safety Training Scheme certificate.