SMSTS Course in Birkenhead

Site Management Safety Training Scheme Course in Birkenhead

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The SMSTS course is about making sure that you understand your roles and responsibilities as a construction site manager, managing a modern day, highly-regulated construction site.

The five-day SMSTS course (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) is ideal for those who are currently a site manager, or about to be promoted to the role of site manager. The SMSTS course is also suitable to attend if you are an owner/manager of a construction related company or a manager in the oil or petrochemical sector; as it provides an in-depth explanation of the current Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations that govern these industrial sectors.

The SMSTS course is written and accredited through the CITB. The SMSTS course content is regularly updated by the CITB to reflect the changes in both the regulations and modern methods of construction.

The SMSTS course is widely recognised and respected throughout the construction sector and members of the influential United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG), whose members include Balfour Beatty, Bam Construction, Costain Group, Galliford Try, Keir Group, Skanska and many others, will not allow site managers to work on their sites unless they have passed the SMSTS course. Both the Chartered Institute of Building and the Institute of Civil Engineers recognise the SMSTS course as valid proof of a site manager's competence.

The SMSTS course covers the following areas:

  • The Management of health & safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, within the context of a site manager.
  • CDM regulations
  • Health & safety management of plant equipment & systems of work.
  • Site layout and planning
  • Transport & logistics
  • Material management
  • HSE core criteria for companies and individual competence
  • Monitoring of health safety on site
  • Health & safety communications & training
  • Management of working at height

The SMSTS course costs £595.00+VAT and discounts are available for multiple candidates and included in the cost of your course are all the registration and certifications fees, course materials that include the following official CITB publications:

  • GE700 Construction Site Safety Manual
  • XA6 SMSTS Course notes.

If you are employed by a company that pays the levy to the CITB, your company will be able to claim a grant of at least £250 when you attend the SMSTS course, reducing the cost of the course substantially. We will administer the grant application process for you and make sure that you get the grant money you are entitled to. When booking please let us know you would like us to claim grant on your behalf and provide us with your employer's CITB registration number.

All of our SMSTS courses are delivered at specialist training venues across the UK, with the courses being run over 5 consecutive days, or on a day release basis over a 4 week period. All the SMSTS courses are led by trainers who have years of ‘on-site’ experience and as such, they are able to relate to the candidate's current working conditions and discuss relevant scenarios with candidates that bring the SMSTS course alive through group discussions.

  • To be eligible to attend the SMSTS course you need to have a good understanding of English as written assessments form part of the course.
  • On passing the SMSTS course you will receive the official CITB SMSTS Site Safety Plus certificate that is valid for a period of five years.

To book your place or to inquire further about attending one of our SMSTS courses please CALL 0800 130 3225.



We deliver construction training courses across the UK. Call us on 0800 130 3225 for more information.


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