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How does the SMSTS course help me?

If you are involved in controlling and administering construction safety YOU CAN ONLY work on a site if you are SMSTS course certificated.

Which menas if you are a Site Manager, Project Manager, Supervisor, Foreman or just looking to advance into a role with site management responsibility, SMSTS course is a standard entry level requirement for the majority of construction companies.

The SMSTS course gives you the...


  • Ability to manage health and safety on site, in accordance with current law
  • Understanding of your duties regarding legal, moral, social and welfare obligations
  • Demonstrates your awareness that a safe site is economical, productive and efficient
  • Understanding and know how to implement new guidance and best practice
  • Knowledge on how to prepare risk assessments and method statements
  • Know how on how to implement health and safety legislation relevant to a construction site
  • Know how on how to implement environmental and welfare legislation relevant to a construction site

What does the SMSTS course cover?


  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • CDM Regulations 2015
  • Site set-up
  • Risk assessments
  •  Method statements
  • Working at height; Scaffolding
  • Electricity; Excavations
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces
  • Accepted working practices in the construction environment

How long does the SMSTS course last?

The SMSTS course is five days. It is a mandatory requirement of CITB, the governing body of SMSTS, that delegates must attend all five days, in sequential order.

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Over the 5 days you have several practical assessments which are delivered through a mixture of exercises and reviewing real life case studies. On the last day you have a written exam (a multiple-choice assessment paper) which covers everything you have learnt during the previous four days.

Successful participants will be awarded a CITB SMSTS certificate - this is valid for 5 years. If for any reason you don't pass - we pay for your re-take and any training required.

Support and resources provided for your SMSTS course

All the latest versions of training and reference materials are included within the course fee.

Course Notes and Case Studies

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme course notes, case studies and durable polypropylene protective wallet

Construction Site Safety - Volume 1

It's critical you get the latest printed version of this volume as it contains the latest legislation changes.

Construction Site Safety - Volume 2

You get taught how to use this reference effectively, not how to memorise the contents!


RISK also guarantees that you receive the very latest SMSTS Course materials

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They will find you the most convenient course in the timescale you need to act. We have a money back guarantee, so if you find a more convenient location, timescale or better value provider after booking, then we'll give you a full refund before the course starts. (Must be 28 days before the course start date).

Alternatively, register your place using our SMSTS Courses Online Booking.

What attendees have said about this course:

"I found the instructors to be very professional in their approach. There was a good feel about the whole training module and the discussions were very helpful in formulating a good feel for the subject. RISK certainly took care of us and I will definitely use you again for my future development." 
Michael House

"The SMSTS course was most informative and the methods of and teaching and presentation skills ensured that the course content remained interesting throughout."
Mike Jenkins - Rexco