CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

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The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a 5-day construction industry training course for site managers and those looking to become a site manager.

The course covers everything that you need to manage, monitor, implement and report health and safety in a construction environment.

The course highlights risk assessment and controls, health and safety culture, industry best practice, and high-risk activities.

This course is taught at our classroom venue in the Midlands by an expert tutor with relevant construction management experience.

Why take this course?

Site managers, project managers and those looking to get into these roles in the construction industry can benefit greatly from this CITB course. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is highly regarding within the construction industry, and provides everything that you need to understand your responsibilities and improve health and safety.

SMSTS course content

Taught over 5-days, the course is split into 4 separate modules:
Module 1 – Legal and management

  • Understand the purpose of legislation, and different legislative requirements
  • The Health & Safety at Work ACT (1974), legal duties of employers, self-employed and employees
  • Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations
  • Health & Safety Management Systems
  • Risk Assessments and method statements
  • Inductions, communication, leadership and worker engagement
  • Inspections audits, accident prevention, reporting and investigation

Module 2 – Health and welfare

  • Implementing and sustaining good health planning and suitable welfare facilities including compliance with CDM regulations and best practice
  • Stress, mental health and a positive approach to managing mental health issues in construction
  • Awareness, management and support of individuals affected by drug and alcohol issues including legal frameworks
  • Control of substances hazardous to health, lead, asbestos, dust and fumes
  • Common risks to construction including noise, vibration, manual handling

Module 3 – General safety

  • Requirements for setting out a construction site
  • Fire prevention and control including safe handling and storage of dangerous substances
  • Electrical safety
  • Planning, managing and removing temporary works
  • Work equipment, hand-held tools, lifting operations and equipment, mobile work equipment and mobile workforce

Module 4 – High risk activities

  • Working at height
  • Excavations
  • Underground & overhead services
  • Confined spaces

Why choose ACT?

We’ve been delivering health and safety training for over 30 years, and have helped thousands of students to complete key training and work towards a safer construction industry for all.

Our tutors are approved by CITB, which means that they have relevant experience in the construction industry, as tutors and maintain their CPD.

Our venue is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Birmingham by train or car. Stourbridge is easy to access by normal A roads, and we are 20 minutes from the M5.
There are over 10 carparks within walking distance of our venue and a Premier Inn if you require an overnight stay.

Study Time
5 days
Available Learning Routes
Classroom Course, In-House

CITB Course Fees

Delegate Fee (per delegate)
£37.50 + VAT
Course materials (per delegate)

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