Courses in Focus: CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) and Refresher

Questions and Answers

What is the Aim of the Course?

The aim of the course is to help managers, agents and supervisors to manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory role. Alongside this, the course aims to develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare and recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical and productive. 

Note: This course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all managers working on Build UK Sites.

Who is the Course Aimed at?

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Course 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 and workforce.  

Are There Any Course Pre-Requisites?

No, but delegates must meet the CITB SSP mandatory requirements below. 

Delegates who think they may be eligible for the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme 2-Day Refresher can check the CITB card checker tool to check your ID card expiry date.


CITB SSP Courses – Mandatory Requirements

You will be required to bring some form of photographic identification with you on the day of your course. Where identification is not provided by a delegate, they will be refused attendance on the course. 

In order to attend this course you must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. 

the course in 30-minutes chunks. Delegates can access the eLearning course through this link:

What is the Course Content?

This courses will cover the following topic areas:

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

  • Health and safety: facts and figures, accident prevention;
  • Health and safety system in the UK;
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act;
  • The management of health and safety at work regulations;
  • Health and safety and the manager;
  • Implementing health and safety legislation;
  • Management of contractors;
  • The working environment;
  • Working at height;
  • Health and safety management for plant, equipment and systems of work;
  • Managing construction health risk;
  • Monitoring health and safety, and;
  • Communication health and safety


CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme 2-Day Refresher

  • Regulations update and overview
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Risk Assessment;
  • CDM
  • Accident reporting, investigation, prevention and control
  • Management of health onsite
  • Behaviour -based safety
  • Drugs and alcohol abuse

2024 Dates

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

  • 2, 3, 17, 23, and 24 May 2024
  • 18, 24 October and 1, 7, and 15 November 2024

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme 2-Day Refresher

  • 25 and 26 April 2024
  • 4 and 5 July 2024
  • 12 and 13 September 2024
  • Location: Face to face at our Chertsey Centre
  • Grants & Discounts Available: CITB grant and CHSG Membership discount eligible
  • Qualification: CITB certification for 5 years

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