CITB - Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Re-Certification

The SMSTS Re-Certification training course was introduced on 1 April 2002 as part of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).

All SMSTS training course certificates issued after 1 January 2001 are valid for a five year period only from the date of issue.

Course Aim:

This two-day SMSTS Re-certification training course will enable current SMSTS certificate holders to renew their qualification. It is designed to ensure that personnel maintain and up-date their current health and safety knowledge covering changes to legislation, approved codes of practice and best working practice within the industry.

Please note: Only those individuals who have passed the five day SMSTS training course and provided evidence of this will be eligible to take the two day SMST Re-Certification course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion candidates will be able to:

  • Appreciate recent developments in construction legislation accident causation and reasons for prevention;
  • Understand relevant legislation; Approved Codes of Practice, Guidance Notes and Case Law;
  • Conduct risk assessments;
  • Monitoring health and safety performance;
  • Understand best practice in the management of sub-contractors;
  • Disseminate information to direct labour and sub-contractors.

Course Contents:

Refresh and update on:

  • Managing Health and Safety
  • Responsibilities of Supervisors and Managers
  • Measuring and Auditing health and safety performance
  • Control of hazards and risks


Successful re-assessment is achieved by satisfying the following criteria:

  • Full attendance of all course sessions.
  • Performance in each of the four core exercises.
  • An overall review by the course tutor.
  • A pass mark in the 50 question multi-choice paper

Course duration: 2-days

Type of Certificate: CITB - Certificate lasts five years, after which candidates must re-sit the two-day SMSTS Refresher Course to renew and keep their certificate and qualification up to date.

Accreditations: CITB.

Min/Max Persons on course: 6/12

Course Enquiry:

Call 01925 244 144