Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

While technically not a licence, the SMSTS certificate is required to gain the knowledge required to comply with legislation and regulations within a construction environment, such as the Health and Safety Act 1974.

LICENCE Name

Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

AUTHORITY

CITB: Construction Industry Training Board

TIME TO GET LICENCED 5 days
COST £250
VALID FOR 5 years
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years, right to work in UK
QUALIFICATION(S) NEEDED Building, construction and civil engineering related experience
STEPS
1 Have relevant experience in the following industries
Building
Construction
Civil engineering
2 Attend Site Management Safety Training Scheme Training Course
5-days
Multiple choice 25 question examination
3 Receive SSSTS Certificate
Get Licenced

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What is the Site Management Safety Training Scheme?

The SMSTS 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.

Eligibility

Anyone aged over the age of 18 years old with sufficient experience and knowledge in either building, construction or civil engineering.

What Does The Course Include?

The SMSTS course 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.

Content included in the course over a 5-day period include:

Health & Safety Law, including CDM Regulations

Health & Safety Policies, risk assessments and method statements

Induction, training, communication and leadership and worker engagement

Inspection & Audit, statutory forms, notices and registers

Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation

Management of health, welfare facilities, stress and mental health at work and drugs and alcohol

COSHH, Lead, Asbestos, Dust, Fumes, Noise and Vibration and Manual Handling

Site organisation, fire prevention and control, electrical safety and temporary works

Plant and work equipment, mobile plant and vehicles, lifting operations and equipment and mobile workforce and driver safety

Work at Height Regs, safe working at height, common access equipment, scaffolding, fall arrest and suspension equipment and excavations

Underground and overhead services and confined spaces

Changes in accepted working practices

There will also be a multiple-choice examination at the end of the course

The SMSTS certificate is valid for 5 years, after which time candidates must sit the SMSTS Refresher course in order to renew their SMSTS certification

FAQs

SMSTS stand for, Site Management Safety Training Scheme
The SMSTS course takes 5 days. During this time, the SMSTS course covers health and safety, risk assessments as well as new legislations.
Any person within the building, construction and civil engineering industries, who has responsibility for any part of site management for example contract, project, and site managers, foremen or engineers, quantity surveyors, planners and those training to hold such positions.
After the SMSTS course you should be 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
Yes. The SMSTS certificate will expire after five years. In order to remain qualified, certificate holders are required to sit the SMSTS refresher course to renew their qualification for a further five years.