Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course

Cost: From £595 no VAT charged
Duration: 5 days:
- 5 day block OR
- 5 days over 5 weeks
Locations: Various UK-wide
Dates: Various 
Funding: See Grants and funding below

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 will need to take the SMSTS refresher course before your certificate expires.

This course is one of the range of Site Safety Plus courses.

Book a block course
Book a 5-week course

 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.

BUILDUK recognises this course as meeting the required standard for all supervisors working on BUILDUK sites.

Teaching and assessment


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.

Qualifications you gain

  • CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.

You must attend the full 37.5 hours of training in order to get the Site Safety Plus certificate. If you can’t attend the full course, you'll need to enrol and take the course again. You may be charged extra to cover the costs of switching courses. 

You need to renew this certficate every five years before it expires by attending the SMSTS Refresher course. Otherwise, you'll need to take the full SMSTS course again. 

Entry requirements

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
  • You will need to provide a valid ID on the first day of the course, such as a copy of your passport or driving licence. 

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

  • Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages

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