Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Know-How Training Ltd
  • 450+Vat
  • 5 Days
  • Accredited Certification
  • North West

CITB – 5 Day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Know-How Training Ltd offers Site Management Safety Training Scheme in Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme or SMSTS is recognised as the standard requirement by many companies for all managers on their sites. It is designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for health and safety compliance in accordance with current legal provisions. This course is eligible for the CITB Levy, Grants and Funding Scheme, making it easier for employers to send their workers to this much-needed training.

The 5 day SMSTS training course is designed for construction managers, agents, quantity surveyors, construction directors and project directors. The course is also for people who are, or are preparing to be responsible for: planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and the workforce. Site managers need this training so they would be able to better manage health and safety at worksites and understand the legal, moral and social responsibilities of their role.

The SMSTS covers all relevant legislation related to safe work in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. Trainers provide both theoretical knowledge regarding health and safety legislation, as well as practical examples of risks and hazards in the workplace.

After five days of training, delegates are expected to leave with the confidence that they can run a safe site and have the tools to minimise safety risks to those they work with. The training and certification also highlight how a safe site is much more productive and efficient, qualities that are valuable to any employer.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

• Practise and implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation that may affect their daily work
• Implement new guidance and industry best practices
• Identify their duties and responsibilities concerning health, safety, welfare and the environment

Core exercises:

The four core exercises are completed in order to assess the performance and interaction of each participant within the group.

The four core exercises comprise of the following.

  • Exercise 1: Implementing health and safety legislation. To enable candidates to develop ideas about how to define and implement the principles of health, safety and welfare, and how such principles affect the duty holders (client, principal contractor, principal designer,
    designers, contractors, self-employed, manufacturers and suppliers).
  • Exercise 2: Manager and supervisor responsibilities. To enable candidates to consider the general responsibilities of managers, supervisors and operatives on
    sites, and to develop these into specific responsibilities for given site conditions and operations.
  • Exercise 3: Site briefing.To enable candidates to combine their knowledge and experience of construction sites with their skills in analysing and writing specific health and safety instructions for a construction operation on site.

Exercise 4: Site layout. To enable candidates to use their knowledge, experience and planning skills to plan a construction site layout that will:

  • provide a safe working environment where the risk of injury or health hazard has been eliminated or
  • reduced as far as is reasonably practicable
  • be organisationally sound
  • be economical and efficient.

The training course includes a detailed overview of all relevant legislation concerning safe working in the construction industry. It addresses the necessity of risk assessment in the workplace. During the course, there is a focus on implementation of the necessary control measures and communication, to create implement and sustain a health and safety culture within the working environment and workforce.

  • Site set-up
  • CDM regulations
  • Risk assessments
  • Method statements
  • Scaffolding
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces
  • Changes in accepted working practices.


Assessment will be by an end of course exam paper, the completion of four core exercises and a trainer review, for which the candidate will need to gain a PASS in all elements of the review. The exam demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful candidates following bothan assessment and exam. Candidates are expected to participate during the course.

Exam paper:

The paper consists of 25 questions; 20 multiple choice questions and five short written questions. There are five safety critical questions in the exam paper that must be answered correctly in order to pass the exam. This exam paper must be taken at the end of the course. The exam pass mark is 80% (28 out of 35)

After completion a Site Management Safety Training Scheme  certification by CITB is valid for five years.

Know-How Training Ltd

Know How Training & Consultancy Ltd Unit 1,

32 Bankfield Street,



Merseyside L20 8EJ,

Tel: 0151 933 0905