SMSTS Refresher Online and Classroom Based Training Courses
Our 2 day SMSTS Refresher course is online or classroom based in London
SMSTS Refresher online or in the classroom
The CITB Approved 2 Day SMSTS Refresher course is delivered remotely via zoom, or in classroom based in our London venue opposite Waterloo Station. The two-day SMSTS Refresher training programme for anyone currently holding a valid Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate. It's a renewal qualification that updates your knowledge of your responsibilities for site safety, health, welfare and the environment. To maintain SMSTS certification, holders must refresh their skills and knowledge every five years through successfully passing an SMSTS Refresher course.
Why RISK for your SMSTS Refresher classroom or online course?
► RISK pioneered the SMSTS Refresher online course in remote zoom classrooms for CITB
► 1-2-1 expert tutor 'out of hours' support, plus telephone support before and after your course
► Personal Learning Zone portal with an SMSTS Refresher online course learning framework unique to RISK
To find out more about how RISK deliver the SMSTS RefresherTraining Courses - click here!
The SMSTS is a prerequisite qualification for site managers working on a UK construction site. The SMSTS Refresher online course enables site managers to maintain their SMSTS qualification when taken within 5 years of their original SMSTS course. The two day remote learning course ensures the SMSTS qualified site managers enhance their existing managerial skills, to achieve compliance with any new legal duties and responsibilities placed on them and their workforce.
SMSTS Refresher Courses
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher, or SMSTS Refresher online course, enables site managers to brush-up on their site safety and maintain their SMSTS qualification. SMSTS is a qualification created by CITB to establish a clear industry-wide standard for the management of health and safety on construction sites, and is the Approved Code of Practice for construction regulations. It is considered to be a key requirement for anyone who wants to be a site manager.
SMSTS Refresher course prerequisite
The 2-day SMSTS Refresher course is only available to delegates who have previously passed the full 5 day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) CITB course. Delegates must be able to provide proof of their full SMSTS certificate to be eligible for the two-day SMSTS Refresher course. The delegates current SMSTS OR SMSTS Refresher certificate must not have expired or they will need to re-take the full five-day SMSTS course.
SMSTS Refresher course mandatory entry requirements
► A valid SMSTS certificate gained in the last five years. You must take this course before your certificate expires
► To be able to read, write and understand English to a good level. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area
► You will need to provide a valid ID on the first day of the course, such as a copy of your passport or driving licence
► If you need to re-sit the test, you must do this within 90 days of the original course date at an additional charge
N.B. With RISK, you can re-sit the exam on the same day at no extra fee.
SMSTS Refresher online courses delivered by Zoom
RISK was the first company to adapt and deliver CITB SMSTS Refresher courses for remote online training. The SMSTS Refresher online courses are delivered in an engaging format unique to RISK, to ensure the delegates acquire the relevant knowledge and training experience. RISK worked directly with CITB to adapt the SMSTS Refresher course so it can be taught online remotely, via video conferencing using Zoom. This is because Zoom was found to be more bandwidth friendly than Teams, especially important if you're using a home internet connection.
► Taught in a virtual classroom, by expert trainers who know the job and delivered in an engaging format unique to RISK, to ensure the delegates acquire the relevant knowledge and training experience.
► SMSTS Refresher online course is a 2 day course with an online exam on day 2
► The SMSTS Refresher online course can be sat week days or weekends
► Certification for the SMSTS Refresher online course is valid for 5 years
The SMSTS Refresher online course is for you if you need to remain SMSTS certified, you will need to take an SMSTS Refresher online course before the expiry date on your SMSTS certificate, otherwise the full SMSTS course will need to be retaken.
Online SMSTS Refresher course materials and learning framework
Every training provider will tell you their materials are the best, but we honestly believe we have the leading SMSTS Refresher online course support materials to help you get the most from your training with us. This is delivered via an online portal as soon as you book, which means you can get started as soon as your SMSTS Refresher online course joining instructions hit your inbox - because all of the RISK SMSTS Refresher online course materials are made immediately available to you.
► The 'Personal Learning Zone' provides 24/7 online access from your favourite device
Although we wouldn't recommend using an iPhone for your virtual classroom attendance, the Personal Learning Zone is fully responsive and gives you access to everything you need to learn 'on the go' - which means anytime you have a few spare minutes - whether before the course starts, or whilst the course is running - you can access the extra support features to help you with your learning.
► An SMSTS Refresher online course learning framework and roadmap
The RISK Personal Learning Zone portal is designed to enhance your CITB accredited SMSTS Refresher online course learning experience. It provides a clear study framework, interactive learning checks, access to past exams questions and realistic scenarios to test your knowledge.
► Designed to set out the ‘learning journey’ in a quick and easy format to understand
It provides a unique combination of highly effective SMSTS Refresher online course support tools, structured learning frameworks and practical revision exercises.
SMSTS Refresher online course and the virtual classroom
The 2 day Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher online course (SMSTS Refresher) - is delivered in real-time by an expert trainer online via Zoom video conferencing. The learning materials are structured and delivered in a format to get you familiar to the new CITB online exam paper and questions.
Online SMSTS Refresher pre-course preparation
You can participate in our virtual classroom courses on your iPad, laptop or PC, and from any location where you can focus without distraction, and has good internet connections.
Whether this is your first time with remote online learning and you don't know what to expect - or you have a great computer set-up and you’re experienced with video conferencing technology - our support team are here to help.
► FREE 'Zoom technology test’ before your course starts
Taking part in the ‘Zoom technology test’ is simple, takes about 5 minutes and ensures you get the very best learning experience from the second your SMSTS Refresher online course starts. The 'Zoom technology test’ can be arranged either in or outside normal office hours, as you need to do this where you'll be located when taking the SMSTS Refresher online course. Our team can help you troubleshoot any issues and make sure you're all set for the virtual classroom.
SMSTS Refresher online course agenda
This is a highly interactive course taught through case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual or group presentations. You will need to do some self-study outside the course.
► Current focus of HSE’s attention
► Risk assessments
► Method statements
► CDM Regulations
► Construction Health, Safety and Welfare (CDM part 2)
► Reporting of Accidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
► Overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction to include:
► Work at Height Regulations
► Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
► Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
► Control of Noise at Work Regulations
► Fire on construction sites including Fire Safety Order
► Construction waste and Site Waste Management
► Theory Test – A number of multiple choice and written questions, currently undertaken in Microsoft Forms to maintain the integrity/confidentiality of the exam process. Delegates must score 81% or more to pass.
There are five core components to obtaining the SMSTS Refresher qualification online:
There are five core components to obtaining the SMSTS Refresher qualification with RISK, each step is explained within the Personal Learning Zone to make your SMSTS Refresher online course experience and learning intuitive.
#1 - Downloading the GE700 official SMSTS Refresher online course manual
► The GE700 download link will be sent to you via your 'joining instructions' email
► The GE700 is required as a reference source of key information throughout the 2 day SMSTS Refresher online course
► Ideally, it's beneficial to review this information BEFORE the course starts and be familiar with the contents, structure and format.
#2 - Download the SMSTS Refresher online course structured notes
This is a Word document produced by RISK specifically to help you manage the information contained in the SMSTS Refresher online course. It's a download within your Personal Learning Zone.
► It's designed to structure the notes you take throughout each day of your SMSTS Refresher online course
► Your structured notes need to be printed - if you haven't got a printer, RISK will mail them out to you
► Your structured notes also provides the relevant GE700 book reference for the information each day - allowing you to quickly cross reference and access key information within the SMSTS Refresher online course GE700 digital manual.
#3 - Completing the 2 day SMSTS Refresher online course
► RISK provide a daily learning framework - Each days agenda, the slide deck and any other relevant learning resource specific to the days lesson plan is accessible on the relevant 'day' menu tab within the Personal Learning Zone. This is especially useful to help you build your knowledge and understanding.
#4 - SMSTS Refresher course online exam
On day 5 you will complete an online exam
► Individual SMSTS Refresher online exam papers are assigned to each course being taught
► On the day of your exam the tutor will send out an email containing a link which opens your online exam. The tutor will guide all delegates through the opening of the online exam and exam process to ensure everyone can access the online exam paper.
► The exam paper is made up of two parts and you have 35 minutes to complete the exam
Part A - 18 multiple choice questions worth one mark each
Part B - 7 written questions worth two marks each
After 20 minutes - you are allowed to access your downloads/notes to help validate or support your answers.
#5 - Sameday marking and results of your SMSTS Refresher course exam
► Your completed exam paper is marked by your SMSTS Refresher course tutor the day of the exam, this can take 40-60 minutes to complete the process.
You will have three possible outcomes:
► 81% or more gives you a PASS
► Score 71% or less and you will need to resit the whole course
► Score anything between 72% - 80% and you will be able to resit the exam that day. You get one more chance to achieve a pass. There is a different dedicated SMSTS Refresher re-sit online exam allocated which is different to the exam taken earlier. If you fail to achieve a pass, you will need to resit the whole course.
If successful you will receive your digital certificate within 2 weeks.
CITB has a rigorous approach to malpractice, plagiarism and collusion during the SMSTS Refresher online course & exam
This ensures fairness for all SMSTS Refresher course learners and provides reassurance to the organisations who employ CITB SMSTS qualification holders.
During the SMSTS Refresher online course you will be required to:
► Show your identification to check you are who you say you are
► Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone
► During the SMSTS Refresher course online exam you are invigilated, this means you are always being observed to ensure you are engaged with the screen and not accessing notes, or receiving any other support
To make sure the SMSTS Refresher online courses are carried out correctly CITB silently observes a targeted selection of courses AND scrutinises delegate exam papers. If your RISK tutor or CITB suspects malpractice at any time it will be investigated further. An individuals qualification can be withheld and an entire course could be rejected if found to be acting outside the framework set out by CITB.
It's worth noting that CITB have rejected hundreds of courses, resulting in thousands of individuals having their qualifications withdrawn - so choosing the right training provider, one who is credible and has a proven track record, is essential.
At the end of the SMSTS Refresher online course you will be able to:
► Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your daily work
► Implement new guidance and industry best practice
► State your duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment
Certification for the SMSTS Refresher online course is valid for 5 years.
To remain certified in this area, you will need to take another SMSTS refresher online course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.
RISK learner support prior, during and after your CITB SMSTS Refresher online course
The RISK team are there for you, whether it's out of hours support or simply a chat before committing to book on a SMSTS Refresher online course. If you find your CITB course a little confusing, or simply want to clarify something for a greater understanding - please call us on 01623 749718 or out of office hours call Val on 07967 826094.
RISK are the actual training provider delivering this CITB SMSTS Refresher online course, our CITB Approved Training Organisation Number is 3456. Which means you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality SMSTS Refresher course training. Feedback from delegates who originally studied their SMSTS course in a classroom, but took an online SMSTS refresher has been overwhelming in their support for the transition to a Zoom video classroom.
► The SMSTS qualification is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers
► All SMSTS Refresher online courses shown are delivered by Risk Health and Safety Training - Accredited CITB ATO Number 3456
► SMSTS Refresher online courses can be delivered 'in-company' virtually or in-person by RISK Health and Safety Training