Join The Thousands
of Qualified Construction Workers
In Placing Safety First
With a Recognised Certificate
If you work within the construction industry and are a construction manager, agent, quantity surveyor, construction director or project director; then this course is designed for you. We have two focuses to deliver our course. The first is to ensure we help you lessen the risk of injury to your staff by providing them with the right tools. The second is ensuring you’re fully compliant to work.
The SMSTS covers all relevant legislation related to safe work in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. Trainers provide both theoretical knowledge regarding health and safety legislation, as well as practical examples of risks and hazards in the workplace.
After five days of training, delegates are expected to leave with the confidence that they can run a safe site and have the tools to minimise safety risks to those they work with. The training and certification also highlight how a safe site is much more productive and efficient, qualities that are valuable to any employer.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
• Practice and implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation that may affect their daily work
• Implement new guidance and industry best practices
• Identify their duties and responsibilities concerning health, safety, welfare and the environment
The four core exercises are completed in order to assess the performance and interaction of each participant within the group.
The four core exercises comprise of the following.
Exercise 1: Implementing health and safety legislation. To enable candidates to develop ideas about how to define and implement the principles of health, safety and welfare, and how such principles affect the duty holders (client, principal contractor, principal designer,
designers, contractors, self-employed, manufacturers and suppliers).
Exercise 2: Manager and supervisor responsibilities. To enable candidates to consider the general responsibilities of managers, supervisors and operatives on
sites, and to develop these into specific responsibilities for given site conditions and operations.
Exercise 3: Site briefing.To enable candidates to combine their knowledge and experience of construction sites with their skills in analysing and writing specific health and safety instructions for a construction operation on site.
Exercise 4: Site layout. To enable candidates to use their knowledge, experience and planning skills to plan a construction site layout that will:
Provide a safe working environment where the risk of injury or health hazard has been eliminated or reduced as far as is reasonably practicable be organisationally sound be economical and efficient.
The training course includes a detailed overview of all relevant legislation concerning safe working in the construction industry. It addresses the necessity of risk assessment in the workplace. During the course, there is a focus on implementation of the necessary control measures and communication, to create implement and sustain a health and safety culture within the working environment and workforce.
Site set-up – CDM regulations – Risk assessments – Method Statements – Scaffolding – Electricity – Excavations- Demolition- Confined spaces – Changes in accepted working practices.
The paper consists of 25 questions; 20 multiple choice questions and five short written questions. There are five safety critical questions in the exam paper that must be answered correctly in order to pass the exam. This exam paper must be taken at the end of the course. The exam pass mark is 80% (28 out of 35)
After completion a Site Management Safety Training Scheme certification by CITB is valid for five years
Do I Have to Take My Course In One Go?
You have two options, you can take your course in one sitting. Or you can spread it out over 5 weeks.
What is the pass mark for this exam?
The pass mark is 80%
What happens if I fail my exam?
Should you achieve a 70-79% mark we will provide you with a free resit of the exam. Should your mark fall below this, you will have to resit the entire course.
Assessment will be by an end of course exam paper, the completion of four core exercises and a trainer review, for which the candidate will need to gain a PASS in all elements of the review. The exam demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful candidates following bothan assessment and exam. Candidates are expected to participate during the course.