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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
The SMSTS course is a comprehensive 5 day course that covers the key elements for construction site managers so they can work effectively and safely on site. This training activity 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.
This course 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.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
Understand the health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
Work to approved codes of practice, implement health & safety guidance and industry best practice
confidently write and review important safety documents such as risk assessments, method statements and construction phase plans.
We'll enable you to produce COSHH assessments and investigate accidents as well as recognise environmental considerations when setting up a site.
You will have a solid understanding of your duties and responsibilities as a site manager with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment
We'll provide you with practical knowledge of how to manage your site effectively including working within CDM Regulations to develop strong working relationships with other duty holders.
Is there a written examination?
At the end of the course there is a 35 minute examination consisting of 18 multiple choice questions and 7 written questions.
What if I don't pass it?
We offer a free resit to all learners who do not achieve a pass mark.
Can someone with dyslexia still complete the SMSTS?
No one should be put at a disadvantage due to dyslexia and we all learn in different ways. support is available for those who struggle.
What Certification will I receive?
upon successful completion of the course you'll receive a certificate which is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.
How much does the SMSTS cost?
The price of the SMSTS is £400 per candidate including certification and GE700 CITB Publication.
Delivery is either classroom based or can be carried out remotely via Zoom.
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