SMSTS – Site Management Safety Training Scheme

Who should attend?

This 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 and workforce. The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.  Delegates must be competent in English at site management level.

Course Aims & Objectives

The course aims to help site managers, agents and supervisors to:

  • Manage Health & Safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory role
  • Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare
  • Recognise a safe site is efficient, economical and productive

By the end of the course, delegates will be aware of, and able to:

  • Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them during their daily work
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice
  • State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment

Course Content

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Responsibilities, Offences and Penalties
  • Introduction to Health& Safety Responsibilities
  • Accident Prevention and Control
  • Behaviour-Based safety
  • Statutory Forms, Notices and Registers
  • Safety Policies
  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Fall-arrest and Suspension Equipment
  • First Aid at Work
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Manual Handling
  • Asbestos in the Workplace
  • Control of Noise and Vibration
  • Environmental and Waste Management
  • Safety Inspections and Auditing
  • Accident Reporting and Investigation
  • Electrical Safety on Site
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Fire Prevention and Control on Site
  • Dangerous Substances
  • Risk Assessments


On completion of the course and successfully passing the four core exercises, case study exercise and end-of-course examination, the delegates are awarded the Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate. Delegates are required to attend all sessions; without full attendance the Certificate will not be awarded. The SMSTS qualification will also be added to the delegates CSCS card when they apply/re-apply for it, providing they send a photocopy of their certificate with their card application.  This qualification will need to be refreshed every 5 years.


5 Days


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.

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