CITB SMSTS - site mangement safety training scheme

Price: 5 Day Course £495

Course Overview

The 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.  

This SMSTS is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.

Course Objective

Aim of the course 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
  • 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.

Who should attend

The SMSTS course is aimed at 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. SMSTS courses cover all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries.

Entry requirements

To be able to enter and complete this course the delegate should hold or be about to hold the role of manager. 


Testing will 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. 

The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.

The examination pass mark is 81% (26 out of 32).

The paper consists of 18 multiple choice questions and 7 questions in multi-response or short written answer format. 

The exam paper forms part of the overall assessment as to whether or not the delegate has successfully achieved the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) 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 35 minutes and must be completed within this time.

Delegates are permitted to use the Construction site safety (GE 700) publication and the XA6 course notes for the last fifteen minutes of the examination period.


On Site – Apple Construction Training Centre

Station Fields, Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, CV47 2FE


The duration of the SMSTS course is 5 days


Upon completion of the course and passing all required assessments the delegate will be awarded a CITB SMSTS certificate. The certificate is valid for 5 years.

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