SMSTS Online and Classroom Based Training Courses
SMSTS 5 Day Block • Classroom Based in London • Online 5 Day - Day Release
RISK deliver SMSTS Training Courses to suit you
SMSTS course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager. Choose the SMSTS training course format that suits your needs best from selection of online or London classroom based schedule.
Why choose RISK for your SMSTS online course?
► RISK pioneered the SMSTS online course in remote zoom classrooms for CITB
► 1-2-1 expert tutor 'out of hours' support, plus telephone support before and after your online course
► Personal Learning Zone portal with an SMSTS online course learning framework unique to RISK
To find out more about how RISK deliver the SMSTS Training Courses online - click here!
The SMSTS is a prerequisite qualification for site managers working on a UK construction site. The SMSTS online course is also taken by project managers, supervisors, business owners and clients. This is because taking the SMSTS online course gives you an understanding of the health, safety, welfare and environmental issues on a construction site.
SMSTS Courses Online and Classroom Based
The SMSTS course, or Site Management Safety Training Scheme, is a qualification created by CITB to establish a clear industry-wide standard for the management of health and safety on construction sites. An SMSTS qualification is shown in 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 Course Mandatory Entry Requirements
► 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 online courses delivered by Zoom
RISK was the first company to adapt and deliver CITB SMSTS courses for remote online training. The SMSTS 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 online 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 is a 5 day online course with an online exam on day 5
► The SMSTS online course can be sat on day release or as a 5 day block
► Certification for the SMSTS online course is valid for 5 years.
► To remain certified in this area, you will need to take an SMSTS Refresher online course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.
The SMSTS online course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager.
SMSTS online 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 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 online course joining instructions hit your inbox - because all of the RISK SMSTS online course materials are made immediately available to you.
► The 'Personal Learning Zone' provides 24/7 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 online course learning framework and roadmap
The RISK Personal Learning Zone portal is designed to enhance your CITB accredited SMSTS 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 online course support tools, structured learning frameworks and practical revision exercises.
SMSTS online course and the virtual classroom
The 5 day SMSTS online course (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) - 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.
SMSTS 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’ are 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 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 course. Our team can help you troubleshoot any issues and make sure you're all set for the virtual classroom.
SMSTS 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 qualification:
There are five core components to obtaining the SMSTS qualification with RISK, each step is explained within the Personal Learning Zone to make your SMSTS online course experience and learning intuitive.
#1 - Downloading the GE700 official SMSTS 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 5 day SMSTS 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 online course structured notes
This is a Word document produced by RISK specifically to help you manage the information contained in the SMSTS 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 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 course GE700 digital manual.
#3 - Completing the 5 day SMSTS 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 if you're taking the day release SMSTS online course, but even if you're taking the 5 day block it helps you build your knowledge and understanding.
#4 - SMSTS course online exam
On day 5 you will complete an online exam
► Individual SMSTS 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 course online exam
► Your completed exam paper is marked by your SMSTS 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 re-sit online exam allocated which is different to the exam taken earlier. If you fail to achive 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 online course & exam
This ensures fairness for all SMSTS online course learners and provides reassurance to the organisations who employ CITB SMSTS qualification holders.
During the SMSTS 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 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 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 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 online course is valid for 5 years.
To remain certified in this area, you will need to take an 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 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 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 online course, our CITB Approved Training Organisation Number is 3456. Which means you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality SMSTS online course training. Feedback from delegates who originally studied in a classroom, but experienced an online refresher for their CITB’s SMSTS Refresher course has been met with overwhelming support for the transition to a zoom video classroom.
► The SMSTS online course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.
► All SMSTS online courses shown are delivered by Risk Health and Safety Training - Accredited CITB Centre Reference 402.
► SMSTS online courses can be delivered 'in-company' virtually or in-person by Risk Health and Safety Training.