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Site Management Safety Training Scheme

This is a classroom course in one of our academies in London or Birmingham, facilitating face to face interactive learning

Who is this course for 

This course will provide delegates in a Project / Site Management role with essential knowledge and understanding on responsibilities and accountability for site safety

The course addresses all pertinent legislation and factors influencing safe practices in the building, construction, and civil engineering industries. Emphasizing the importance of workplace risk assessment, the course guides participants in implementing necessary control measures and fostering effective communication to uphold a health and safety culture among the workforce. Ultimately, this training equips candidates to manage on-site health and safety in alignment with existing legal provisions within the scope of their management or supervisory roles.

Course overview (PDF download)


The course aims to help site managers to

Entry requirements 

Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a site manager

Previous health and safety knowledge is recommended

Those without previous health and safety management experience are recommended to sit the two-day SSSTS course.

Delegates must be competent in written and spoken English necessary for operating efficiently at site management level

Please Note: The minimum age of attendance for this course is 16 years old, however delegates who are under the age of 18 must bring a completed parental consent form to the first day of the training course.


This is a five-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course (37.5 hours) to be eligible for certification

Training course content  

Delegates taking the SMSTS course will be able to achieve all the learning outcomes listed below by:

Module 1 – Legal and management

  • Health and safety law Describe the purpose of health
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act
  • Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations
  • Health and safety management systems
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Induction and training
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership and worker engagement
  • Inspection and audit
  • Statutory forms, notices and registers
  • Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation

Module 2 – Health and welfare

  • Management of health
  • Welfare facilities
  • Stress and mental health at work
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Control of substances hazardous to health
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Dust and fumes
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Manual handling

Module 3 – General safety

  • Site organisation
  • Fire prevention and control, and dangerous substances
  • Electrical safety
  • Temporary works
  • Work equipment and hand-held tools
  • Mobile work equipment
  • Lifting operations and equipment
  • Mobile workforce and driver safety

Module 4 – High risk activities

  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Working at height
  • Common access equipment
  • Scaffolding
  • Fall arrest and suspension equipment
  • Excavations
  • Underground and overhead services
  • Confined spaces

Training & Assessment Methods 

Online classroom-based tutorials will complement group discussions, exercises, and case studies, with an additional component of home study for delegates to fulfill

Delegates will be continuously assessed during the course in preparation for the final examination, and must achieve

Reisits: If a delegate has: completed the four core exercises, and passed the trainer’s review, and gained between 72%–78% in the exam, then they may re-sit the examination one further time. The re-sit may take place on the same days or within 90 days (in agreement) If a delegate fails the re-sit, they must take the full SMSTS course again. When a delegate scores less than 69%in the final exam, the delegate must attend the full SMSTS course again at expense before they are permitted to re-sit the exam

Course times

Usually 8.45am start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.


Usually 8.45am start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.

Upon success completion of the SMSTS online course, delgates will achieve a CITB accredited Site Management certificate which is valid for five years.

Please note, CITB no longer produce physical certificates, all certificates are produced digitally and sent to DSG Academy within 28 working days of the end of the course, and will then be sent to the delegate

Grants and Funding 

DSG Academy is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing employers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses. The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.

AdditionAL information 

  • Please inform us if you have any serious health issues, physical problems or are taking any medication which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course
  • Identification will be checked prior to starting the course and the examination
  • The examination will be carried out through an examination paper and is subject to invigilation
  • Delegates who do not complete the full tuition time will not be issued with a certificate and will be charged in full
  • Failure to meet any of these site requirements will result in the course being cancelled and charged in full
  • All prices shown are subject to VAT
  • The training grant aid is provided in accordance with the current CITB grants scheme
  • Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).
  • You will complete an induction prior to starting the course
  • Onsite Programme Delivery – Bring our programmes to your premises, DSG Academy offer dedicated training tailored to meet the specific needs of your employees or workers. This course can be conveniently delivered at your site.
  • Targeted Training – Onsite training guarantees practical sessions that focus on product and task specificity, elevating the learning experience.
  • Adaptable Training – Choose training times that suit your workforce, whether during regular work hours, evenings, or weekends.
  • Minimised Travel Costs – Onsite training eliminates the need for additional travel or over-night expenses.
  • Minimal Downtime – With training on site and some courses completed in three hours, del-egates can quickly return to critical tasks, minimising downtime.

Please email for more information 

Price: £345.00


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