The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course is designed to ensure those in a Project / Site Management role understand responsibilities and accountability for site safety.
Who Should Attend the Course?
This course is for you if you are considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff.
The SMSTS training course is the ‘next step’ for construction professionals who hold, or are looking to hold, a more senior position in their organisation. Site managers, agents and quantity surveyors will be required to book a place on this programme; construction and project directors will also benefit from its content. To summarise, the SMSTS course will benefit any member of staff who is responsible for a team of workers and who needs to plan, organise and monitor their output in a safe, industry-compliant way.
Project managers, site managers and supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies can also apply for the SMSTS training course.
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.
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
- Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
- Risk assessments/Method statements
- Recent changes in accepted working practices
- Behavioural Safety
- Working at Height Regulations 2005
- Provision & Use of Work Equipment 1998
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
- Scaffolding , Demolition
- Confined Spaces
- Syndicate Exercises
- 4 Core Exercises (including Risk Assessment, Site Briefings and Site Setup)
- 25 Question Multiple Choice Examination
It 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.
This course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.
When they book a place on one of our Learning for Life London’s full SMSTS training courses, candidates can be expected to be taught everything they need to know about enforcing the health and safety code of practice on any construction site. They will learn why it’s important to carry out regular risk assessments in the workplace, and they will discover ways to identify, monitor and control the hazards that are often associated with the building and civil engineering sectors.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
implement new guidance and industry best practice
state your duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment
The Assessment Process
Our CITB SMSTS training courses, run for a full 5 days. Candidates will need to complete case studies and exercises to the satisfaction of the course leader, and they will also need to sit an exam at the end of the programme to prove their competency.
The only way to guarantee that Site Managers are equipped for their role is to ensure they attend every single workshop and training session that takes place as part of the SMSTS course. 100% attendance will be required from each candidate in order to successfully complete the certificate.
Qualifications are officially valid for 5 years after the date of completion of the training course. However, we would always recommend that candidates book themselves onto an SMSTS refresher course no longer than 3 years after their initial training. Legislation within the construction industry, along with the culture that underpins it, is changing from quarter to quarter, so attending regular refresher programmes is the only way to ensure that candidates are kept up to date with the latest rules and regulations.
Certification for this course 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.
A CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.
This must be renewed every 5 years by attending the SMSTS Refresher course.
Delegates are required to attend all sessions, since without full attendance the CITB certificate will not be awarded.
Delegates must have a good standard of spoken and written English for this course- Please contact us if there are any concerns regarding this.
Course Duration : 5 Days