The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) would benefit site managers, agents and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring and administering groups of staff and workforce.

  • 3 September
    5 days over 5 weeks
    Session information
    Session 1
    Fri 03 Sep 09:00 - Fri 03 Sep 17:00
    Charing Cross
    Session 2
    Fri 10 Sep 09:00 - Fri 10 Sep 17:00
    Charing Cross
    Session 3
    Fri 17 Sep 09:00 - Fri 17 Sep 17:00
    Charing Cross
    Session 4
    Fri 24 Sep 09:00 - Fri 24 Sep 17:00
    Charing Cross
    Session 5
    Fri 01 Oct 09:00 - Fri 01 Oct 17:00
    Charing Cross
    Charing Cross
    • £495.00 excl. VAT
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What you will learn

  • An ability to implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects you during daily work
  • How to implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • State duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire, Victoria, London, Essex, Kent, Midlands, Hertfordshire and more

This course can also be delivered at your premises



This CITB accredited certificate provides delegates with an understanding of their responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health and welfare, current health and safety legislation. 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.

This industry-recognised course is ideal for individuals or companies who need to meet the ever-increasing demand for evidence of sound health and safety management on site.

Possession of this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager.

Duration: Five days

Delegates are required to attend all five sessions in accordance with the course programme (regardless of delivery method undertaken) to achieve the necessary learning objectives to qualify for the certificate. If this is not possible. the delegate must enrol on a new course and retake the full five-day course.

Assessment: Assessment will be by multiple choice questions and completion of core exercises and a case study.

Certification: On successful completion of this course each delegate will receive a CITB certificate valid for 5 years. 


Course programme 

Day one

  • Course introduction
  • Aims and objectives
  • Questionnaire ‘What do you know’
  • Health and safety: facts and figures, accident prevention.  Health and safety system in the UK
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

  • Feedback on pre-course exercise
  • Health and safety and the manager
  • Implementing health and safety legislation
  • Review of day 1 and homework setting 

Day two

  • Introduction to Day 2
  • Report back and discussion on Exercise 1
  • Management of contractors
  • The working environment
  • Working at height
  • Health and safety management for plant, equipment and systems of work
  • Exercise 2: Managers ‘and supervisors’ responsibilities
  • Review of day 2 and homework setting

Day three

  • Introduction to day 3
  • Report back and discussion on exercise 2
  • Managing construction health risk
  • Monitoring health and safety
  • Exercise 3: Site briefing
  • Review of day 3 and homework setting

Day four

  • Introduction to Day 4
  • Report back and discussion on Exercise 3
  • Communication and co-operation
  • Construction health and safety
  • Exercise 4: Site layout
  • Review of day 4 and homework/ revision setting

Day 5                       

  • Introduction to day 5
  • Final preparation of Exercise 4
  • End of course examination
  • Debrief and discussion of Exercise 4 and presentation of material
  • End of course wrap-up and administration
  • End of course

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