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A Nationally Recognised Construction Health & Safety Qualification


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CITB SMSTS Refresher Course Overview​

This comprehensive program empowers site managers and supervisors with critical safety management skills, setting you on a path to success. Led by expert instructors, the course ensures you're equipped to oversee projects with confidence and compliance. Gain a competitive edge and unlock new opportunities with CITB SMSTS.

Reasons to Choose the CITB SMSTS Refresher Course 

  • Industry-Recognised Expertise: The CITB SMSTS Refresher course is widely acknowledged and respected, showcasing your commitment to safety and professionalism in construction.

  • Enhanced Safety Knowledge: Gain in-depth insights into the latest safety regulations and best practices, creating a safer work environment for all.

  • Career Advancement: Unlock higher-level job opportunities and increase your earning potential by showcasing your SMSTS certification.

  • Legal Compliance: Ensure full compliance with industry regulations, reducing risks and liabilities for your projects and organisation.

  • Interactive Learning Experience: Engage in dynamic, instructor-led sessions that blend theory with practical applications, maximising knowledge retention.


What Topics Are Covered in SMSTS Refresher Course?

The SMSTS Course Covers a Wide Range of Topics

Including |

  • Health and safety legal responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing risk assessment methods

  • Understanding the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM)

  • Managing and controlling hazards on construction sites

  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture

  • Effective communication and toolbox talks

  • Accident prevention and investigation techniques

  • Work at height safety

  • Excavation and confined space safety

  • Control of hazardous substances (COSHH)

  • Fire prevention and emergency procedures


SMSTS Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about the CITB SMSTS course to provide you with valuable insights. Whether you're considering enrolling in the course or seeking more information, we've got you covered.


The CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a comprehensive training program designed for site managers, project managers, supervisors, and anyone with managerial responsibilities in the construction industry. The course focuses on essential health and safety principles, legal responsibilities, risk assessment, and best practices to ensure a safer working environment on construction sites.

Why is SMSTS training important?


SMSTS training is crucial for construction professionals in managerial roles as it equips them with the knowledge and skills to create and maintain a safe and compliant work environment. It helps participants understand their legal duties, risk management strategies, and the importance of maintaining health and safety standards to prevent accidents, injuries, and potential legal consequences.

How long is the SMSTS course?


The CITB SMSTS course typically spans five consecutive days of training. The duration may vary slightly depending on the training provider and course schedule. Each training day is packed with valuable insights, practical exercises, and interactive sessions to enhance learning.

Is there an assessment or exam at the end of the course?


Yes, at the end of the SMSTS course, participants are required to take a multiple-choice exam. Successful completion of the exam is necessary to obtain the CITB Site Safety Plus certificate, which is valid for five years.

Are there any prerequisites for attending the SMSTS course?


There are no formal prerequisites for attending the SMSTS course. However, it is essential to have a good understanding of spoken and written English, as the course and examination are conducted in English.

How do I renew my SMSTS certificate?


To renew your SMSTS certificate, you must complete the SMSTS refresher course. This shorter two-day course provides updates on the latest health and safety regulations and refreshes your knowledge from the full SMSTS course. It is crucial to renew your certificate before it expires to remain eligible for managerial roles on construction sites.

7. How can I find a reputable CITB SMSTS training provider?


To find a reputable training provider, look for those accredited by CITB and other relevant industry bodies. Read reviews and testimonials from previous participants to gauge the quality of their training. Ensure that the provider offers up-to-date course materials and experienced instructors.

  • CITB SMSTS training is a vital investment in your construction career, providing you with the knowledge and skills to ensure a safer and compliant work environment.


  • By completing this comprehensive course, you not only protect yourself but also your team and those around you.


  • Enrol in the CITB SMSTS course today and take a significant step towards advancing your career in construction management.

CITB Course Information

  • This is a 5-day classroom based course, with the fifth day to complete the examination (5-days in total).

  • Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course

       or post-course reading.





   The course cost is £450 & includes:

  • All course materials 

  • Study book

  • Tea/Coffee throughout the day


We have a fixed training venue on the outskirts of Tidworth, Wiltshire – Just off the A303 (We can also deliver this course on your site, although this will be subject to a pre-course assessment to make sure your work place meets our requirements and a minimum number of students).

To find out more information please contact our admin staff who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

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