CITB SMSTS Training and Refresher Courses

Safety Matters Ltd is a leading provider of Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) training and refresher courses in Chelmsford, Essex.

These training courses are designed to provide candidates with a thorough understanding of their responsibilities in terms of construction site safety. They also deliver a comprehensive breakdown of all the latest health and safety legislation.

Who is the SMSTS Training Course For?

The SMSTS training course is essential for anyone who holds a senior or management position within the construction industry, from construction site managers, agents and quantity surveyors through to construction and project directors. In a nutshell, any member of staff who is largely responsible for planning, organising and monitoring the workforce will need to undertake an Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

What You Can Expect from the Course

The SMSTS training course from Safety Matters Ltd teaches candidates everything they need to know in order to effectively enforce their health and safety code of practice onsite. Attendees will learn all about the importance of carrying out risk assessments in the workplace, and will discover how they can monitor and control the many hazards that are often encountered by those who work within the construction, building and civil engineering sectors.
The SMSTS course covers the following:


  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
  • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment 1998
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • Scaffolding
  • Confined Spaces
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Syndicate Exercises
  • 4 Core Exercises (including Risk Assessment, Site Briefings and Site Setup)
  • 25 Question Multiple Choice Examination


The Assessment Process

Our full CITB SMSTS training course in Chelmsford extends over 5 days. Exercises and case studies will be used to assess the performance of each candidate, and a final examination will need to be undertaken at the end of the course.

In order to obtain the Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate, 100% attendance is required. Participants will need to attend every workshop and training session in chronological order to ensure they have met all of their course objectives.

Candidates will receive a certificate after successful completion of the course. This certificate is officially valid for 5 years, but it is recommended that the candidate undertakes an SMSTS Refresher Course no longer than 3 years after completion of the initial training course. This is because legislation, technology and cultural behaviours are continually changing within the construction industry.

For more information on our SMSTS training and refresher courses in Chelmsford, Essex, please give our team a call on 07813 141 648.