Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Health And Safety Training Deliverable Across The UK

Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Site Safety Plus is a course that is designed for site managers, agents and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff.
The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect 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 among the workforce.
The SMSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers and is listed in the Construction Training Directory.

Aims & Objectives

To help site managers to:

  • manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management
  • develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
  • recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical and productive

At the end of the period of training, delegates will be aware of, and able to implement or state:

  • all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work
  • new guidance and industry best practice
  • their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment

Entry requirements

Delegates should hold or be about to hold the role of a manager. Delegates must be competent in English at site management level.


Assessment will be by an exam paper and the completion of core exercises and a case study. The examination demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both an assessment and examination. Delegates are expected to be interactive during the course. Trainers may wish to start the course with a What do you know question paper to establish delegate knowledge levels.

The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.
The examination pass mark is 80% (28 out of 35).
The paper consists of 20 multiple choice questions and 5 short written questions. There are 5 safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must get all 5 of these questions correct to pass the exam. The multiple choice questions are worth 1 point each, whilst written questions can score between 1-3 marks.
The exam paper forms part of the overall assessment as to whether or not the delegate has successfully achieved the Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate, and demonstrated both knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions and the application of management, in respect of health and safety issues.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.

Candidates achievements will be listed in the Construction Training Register.

Further information about this course is available in the Scheme Rules

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*Important SMSTS changes

Candidates must take an SMSTS Refresher course before their existing certificate expires, otherwise the full SMSTS course will have to be taken again. The six month grace period that used to be in place will cease to exist from 1st January 2016.

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