Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R)

Update and refresh your health, safety, welfare and the environment knowledge

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

Who is the course suitable for?

The SMSTS Refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the five-day SMSTS. It aims to bring Health & Safety knowledge up-to-date, giving a overview of the legislative changes and how they impact the workplace.

Only those delegates who have passed the five-day SMSTS course and provided evidence to us before attending the course are eligible to attend the two-day refresher course.

The course is intended for project managers, site managers and site supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies.

Possession of the CITB SMSTS qualification is a requirements on all major construction sites as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager

Course Duration

Our classroom based course will take place over 2 days.


This two-day SMSTS refresher course covers the following topics: 

  • Current focus of HSE’s attention
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • CDM Regulations 2007
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Roles and responsibilities of key duty holders under CDM 2007 Reporting of Injuries
  • Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995

Learning outcomes

  • Improve awareness of recent developments within construction, legislation and health, safety, welfare and environmental issues
  • Identify measures that will assist in the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and new working practices


The SMSTS refresher course consists of 2 assessments:

  • A multiple-choice examination paper
  • Continuous assessment during exercises

You cannot receive a certificate without full attendance. Anyone unable to complete the course due to sickness or other circumstances must enrol on a new course and attend both days again. 

Next steps

SMSTS candidates are encouraged to refresh their knowledge every 5 years

Booking Options

Classroom Learning

at our centre in Liverpool
£ 425 + vat
  • Get away from the workplace
  • Face-to-face support with highly experienced tutors
  • Network and interact with fellow delegates


run at your premises
£ 1,100 excludes CITB fees
  • Study alongside colleagues and learn together
  • Classroom or blended learning from home
  • Course customised to your workplace

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High pass rates

Experienced tutors

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