SMSTS – Site Manager Safety Training Scheme

This qualification is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace. Students must demonstrate their skills, understanding, and past experiences at the construction site for the selected track. Specifically tailored to meet the needs of individuals who are responsible for planningorganisingmonitoringcontrolling, and administering a construction site, this qualification is ideal for practicing Construction Site ManagersSite AgentsQuantity SurveyorsConstruction DirectorsProject Directors, and those aspiring for these roles.

The course equips these professionals with crucial knowledge of site safety and legal, moral, and social responsibilities in the construction industry. It also enables individuals to list their certificate qualification when applying for a Black CSCS card, further solidifying their professional credentials.

How can I get an SMSTS?
To obtain the SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) certificate, follow these steps:

1. Enroll: Find a CITB accredited training provider and enroll in the SMSTS course, typically a 5-day program.
2. Attend and Participate: Attend the full course, which involves continuous assessment and assignments.
3. Pass the Assessment: Successfully complete a multiple-choice test at the end of the course.
4. Receive the Certificate: Upon successful completion, you’ll be awarded the CITB SMSTS certificate, valid for five years.

Entry Conditions:
To enroll in the SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) course, participants should be competent in English language skills, both written and spoken, as the course involves a substantial amount of reading and written assignments. Furthermore, it’s generally expected that participants are professionals within the construction industry who are currently holding or aspiring to hold management roles in site management, quantity surveying, or project direction. While not a strict prerequisite, having some prior experience or knowledge of the construction industry can be beneficial. As per CITB’s guidelines, it’s also advisable for participants to provide their unique CITB Levy number or their NI number at the time of booking the course.

The SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) certificate is a widely recognized qualification within the UK construction industry and is often a requirement for management roles on construction sites. It’s a part of the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) Site Safety Plus Scheme, making CITB the awarding body. Successful candidates can use their SMSTS certificate qualification when applying for a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, another critical certification in the construction industry. The SMSTS certificate is valid for five years, after which it can be renewed with a refresher course.

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