Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) - Refresher Course

The 2-day SMSTS Refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the full 5-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course within the last five years and can provide proof of attendance. It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a wide range of topics, many building on the previous five-day course programme, as well as introducing new subjects.


Delegates must have passed the full SMSTS course within five years of their refresher course start date to be eligible. If you need to do the full course, please see the full 5-day SMSTS Course.

Aims and Objectives

  • to improve awareness of recent developments in construction health and safety legislation, welfare and environmental health and safety issues;

  • to identify the measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and new working practices.

At the end of the course delegates will be:

  • more aware of their site safety duties and responsibilities;

  • aware of, and able to implement, all updated health and safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them in their role as a site manager;

  • aware of, and able to implement, new guidance and industry best practices.

Course Material

Each delegate will be issued with the official ConstructionSkills workbook and supporting material to assist them both during and after the course - this material will contain information, guidance and forms to assist workers. The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge with the support of the course tutor.

Course Tutor

Our health and safety tutors are qualified and experienced professionals with a background in construction health and safety. All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a training qualification, and are registered CITB Construction Skills trainers.

Course Duration

The SMSTS Refresher course is delivered over two days. Delegates must attend both days.


At the conclusion of the course, delegates are required to undertake a short multiple choice assessment. Those who successfully complete the assessment are awarded the ConstructionSkills Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Refresher Certificate.