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CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)


The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a five-day course designed for site managers, or aspiring site managers. It is designed for those with responsibility for managing, monitoring, implementing and reporting in a construction environment.  


The course covers relevant health, safety and environmental legislation affecting 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.  


The SMSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.


The course aims to help site managers to:  

  • Manage and implement health, safety and environmental aspects on site, in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their management role

  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice

  • Develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety, welfare and the environment

  • Recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.  

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