SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme)

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Aims and Objectives

The course aims to help site managers, agents and supervisors to:

  • Manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions, and within the context of their management or supervisory role
  • Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare, and recognise a safe site is efficient, economical and productive

At the end of the period of training, delegates will be aware of, and 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

Course attendance

Delegates are required to attend all sessions, since without full attendance the Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate will not be awarded. Delegates must attend the days in order, in accordance with the course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives to qualify for the certificate.

If this is not possible the delegate must enrol on a new course and retake the full five-day course. However, if this is not possible due to extenuating circumstances (for example bereavement or certified illness), the delegate may enrol on a new course to complete the missing days ensuring that they maintain the correct sequence of days, training and exercises. Extenuating circumstances do not include work-based issues such as workload or holidays.

Delegates unable to complete the course due to certified sickness or extenuating circumstances must complete the course within 90 days of the last day of attendance.

Under no circumstances may a delegate be allowed to sit the compulsory objective examination unless all days have been attended and no delegate is allowed to attend more than two courses of split attendance.


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