Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)


This SMSTS course is for project managers, site managers and supervisors, business owners and clients. You will gain an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues on construction sites.

The certificate is valid for 5 years. You need to renew this certificate every five years before it expires by attending the SMSTS Refresher course. Otherwise, you’ll need to take the full SMSTS course again.

To gain the Site Safety Plus certificate, you must attend the full 37.5 hours of training. If you can’t attend the full course, you’ll need to enroll and take the course again. You may be charged extra to cover the costs of switching courses. You will also need to pass the exam and take part in the course exercises.

Course Content

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Recent changes in accepted working practices
  • Behavioural safety
  • Management of occupational health
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Working at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces

The course also includes publications, registration, certification, lunch and refreshments.


This is a highly interactive course taught through case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual or group presentations. You will need to do some self-study outside of the course.


  • Continuous assessment
  • You need to attend all  5 days – see the Site Safety Plus attendance requirements
  • Multiple-choice test

Mandatory Entry Requirements

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
  • A valid form of ID, such as a copy of your passport or driving license. See accepted forms of ID.

Course Dates

Monday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th July and 5th August 2024

Friday 16th, 23rd, 30th August, 6th and 13th September 2024

Tuesday 17th, 24th September, 1st, 8th and 15th October 2024

Monday 21st, 28th October, 4th, 11th and 18th November 2024

Wednesday 13th, 20th, 27th November, 4th and 11th December 2024

Qualifications you gain

CITB renewable 5 year Site Safety Plus certificate

Course Duration

5 Days

Accredited by:

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Grants and Funding –  Grants are available for eligible employers. For more information please visit the CITB Grants page