SMSTS Information

SMSTS Course Information

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Who is the course for ?

  • Our SMSTS course is interactive, CITB accredited and delivered by our qualified and experienced course tutors.


  • The course is targeted at project managers, site managers and supervisors, business owners and clients.  It offers an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues within construction projects.


  • This SMSTS course is industry recognised providing companies, who need to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of health and safety compliance, with the relevant knowledge to comply with current legislative demands.


  • There are no formal entry requirements. Albeit, delegates must hold a supervisor or manager role in construction. The main requirement is that delegates speak, understand and write in English.

What do i gain from the course

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.
You will gain an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues on construction sites.The course covers the following topics:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • An initiation to health and safety law and the duties, responsibilities and sanctions surrounding it
  • Explanation and overviews of construction legislation
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Development of permit systems and safe systems of work
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Working at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces
  • The procedure of an accident occurring on site and the process following the accident
  • Managing contractors
  • Management of health
  • Communicating effectively
  • Awareness of human error
  • Awareness of an organisation’s responsibilities and duties
  • Recognising the responsibility of the workforce
  • The safe system of work production
  • Planning health and safety for projects


The course also includes publications, registration, certification, refreshments.  BUILDUK recognises this course as meeting the required standard for all managers and supervisors working on BUILDUK sites.

How Long does it take to complete

The course takes 37.5 hours over a 5 days. The certificate is valid for 5 years, thereafter every five years a renewing process is required prior to its expiry by attending the SMSTS Refresher course. 

How is it assessed

This is an interactive course assessed continuously by the tutor throughout the course. On the fifth day the delegates knowledge is tested by a multiple choice CITB examination paper consisting of 25 questions generating 35 points. A pass result of 80% is require to successfully gain the SMSTS certificate. Some self-study outside of the course is required.