CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Refresher

Course Aim

This course aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date for those who hold a current SMSTS certificate, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a wide range of topics, many building on the previous 5-day course programme as well as introducing new subjects.

Who can attend

Delegates can only attend if they complete the Refresher course prior to the expiry date shown on their current certificate - there is no grace period thereafter.

Each delegate must bring to the course a copy of their current certificate.

Failure to attend the refresher course prior to the expiry of an existing certificate will require the delegate to re-enter the scheme by completing the full 5-day SMSTS course if they wish to remain in the scheme.

If a Delegate cannot provide a copy of their certificate, it may be possible to receive confirmation from ConstructionSkills Helpdesk on 0844 844 1315.


The refresher course aims to:

  • Raise awareness of current trends within the Health and Safety Executive direction of enforcement.
  • Improve awareness of recent development in construction, legislation and health and safety, welfare and environmental issues.
  • Identify measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and working practices.

At the end of the period of training, delegates will be able to:

  • Be aware of, and able to implement all updated health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects them in their role as a manager.
  • Be aware of and able to implement new guidance and industry best practice affected by changes.
  • Be more aware of their duties and responsibilities with regard to health, safety, welfare and the environment

Content of Course

The course comprises the delivery of a number of key topics and discussions on other key subjects over 2 days:-.

  • CDM regulations
  • Accident reporting, investigation, prevention and control
  • Management of health on site
  • Behaviour based safety
  • Drugs & alcohol misuse
  • Asbestos
  • Lone working
  • Environmental management
  • Waste management

Delivery of Course

The course is generally delivered over 1 day in the first week and 1 day in the second week. However, an inhouse course can be delivered over any timescale that suits the client.

Examination Information

Delegates who attend will be required to undertake a multiple choice test to confirm their understanding of the subjects covered.


On successful completion of the course a 5-year nationally recognised CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme certificate will be awarded.

Course Dates

We regularly run this course at Southwick Community Centre, on the outskirts of Brighton (BN42 4TE). We can also run the above course at a location of your choice in the South East of England including Sussex, Surrey, London and Kent.


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Areas Covered

Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Littlehampton, Bognor, Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead, Uckfield, Eastbourne.