SMSTS - 2 Day Refresher

Note: Due to the current Coronavisus COVID-19 pandemic, there are no conventional course dates programmmed during the immediate future. However, remote delivery of the CITB SMSTS Refresher course is now possible under CITB’s “Appendix Q – Emergency Training Provision Scheme Rules”, Please click the following link to the  Online Delivery SMSTS Refresher course page.


The CITB SMSTS Refresher course is intended to keep existing Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Award holders up to date with health and safety changes, including any new or updated legislation relevant to the construction sector. Course prices for the SMSTS Refresher course typically average at around £300 per delegate.


Who is the SMSTS 2 Day Refresher Course Aimed at?

This course is aimed only at those who hold an existing Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) award. This is a two day course and all delegates attending this course will need to demonstrate that they have successfully passed the five day SMSTS course, as the original Award is only valid for a period of 5 years.


When can I take the SMSTS 2 Day Refresher?

The SMSTS Refresher course can be taken up to 6 months prior to the expiry date of the existing certification, but not later than this date.  Where this requirement has been met the Award will become valid again for a further 5 years, once the SMSTS Refresher course has been completed and passed. If you do not carry out a refresher course before the expiry date you will need to resit the full course to re-qualify.


Course Structure and Overview of the SMSTS Refresher

Both the SMSTS course and the two day SMSTS Refresher course are tutor led, classroom based training courses, which are run through a national network of CITB approved training providers working out of accredited centres. The SMSTS Refresher course is either run as a public course at an accredited centre provided by the training provider or can alternatively be run at a client’s own venue where there are sufficient delegates to justify this.  As with the SMSTS course, the SMSTS Refresher course requires classroom sizes to be a minimum of 6 delegates and a maximum of 20 delegates. Most courses run over two consecutive working days however, there are also some weekend or day release options available.

The course content of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher includes:

  • A review of recent changes to health, safety and welfare and environmental legislation and how this affects the role of Site Managers.
  • A review of any proposed or impending legislation, which might affect the role of the Site Manager.
  • The implementation of changes required by new legislation, latest HSE Guidance and best practices.


What are the Outcomes of the SMSTS Refresher?

As with the SMSTS 5 day course, the refresher course requires attendance on both days as the candidates will be continually assessed during the course. There is a multiple choice assessment at the end of the course.
Successful candidates will be qualified for a further 5 years on successful completion of the SMSTS Refresher course.

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