SMSTS Refresher Remote Learning

SMSTS Refresher Remote Learning

Emergency CITB Remote SMSTS Refresher Training is now up and running from RISK

RISK have been working with CITB to adapt the SMSTS Refresher, which can now be delivered remotely via video conferencing - first course running Wednesday 22nd April, and regularly from then onwards.

See All SMSTS Remote Online Courses Running Here.

See All SMSTS Refresher Remote Online Courses Running Here.


How does the SMSTS Refresher work with remote learning?

Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, class based training courses are not running. However the SMSTS Refresher is needed by anyone holding a valid SMSTS certificate who need to complete their SMSTS before the certificate expires.

The remote learning SMSTS Refresher course ensures that your SMSTS qualification remains valid. The course has been adapted to provide the same level of coverage of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues as the classroom version. It also covers all the information in relation to legal duties relevant to specific work activities. However, all this is delivered via video conferencing, which RISK will run and delegates booked on will be sent an invite to join.


What video conferencing software will be used for the SMSTS Refresher remote learning?

RISK have spoken with a range of buisinesses who have booked staff on the remote learning SMSTS Refresher course - and it's clear not all companies will use one platform. Whilst zoom appears to be the most popular, some businesses use Webex or Microsoft Teams, which is why RISK is setting up a mixture of courses using the different platforms. You will be advised on which courses are running when, when you call to book.


Here's how the Emergency SMSTS Refresher Remote Learning Courses will run in brief:

  • Maximum on a course is 10 delegates
  • Training delivered remotely using Webex, zoom, Microsoft Teams or another free video conferencing tool (course delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam)
  • Connection quality is the responsibility of the delegate
  • Slide share classroom simulation, with tutor lead - so you'll see the slides, plus hear and see the tutor and other delegates on the course
  • Adapted Learning materials available digitally, these are unique to RISK and have been developed to aid your remote learning
  • One to one telephone support available during course, should there be questions you want to ask in private
  • Photo ID must be provided prior to the start of the course

SMSTS Refresher is open to furloughed employees

Any furloughed employee can do the SMSTS Refresher training as this does not involve providing services or generating revenue. In fact Government guidance says that furloughed employees should be encouraged to undertake training.

So there is no better time to have your Site Managers and Site Supervisors undertake their 'refresher' training.



Dedicated company SMSTS Refresher Remote Learning Courses can be set up quickly

The emergency measures agreed with CITB have an enabled training course providers to set up and register a SMSTS Refresher remote learning course within two days of delegate registration. These emergency measures will be regularly reviewed but are intended to run until May 31st.


JUST LAUNCHED - Remote Learning SMSTS Refresher Courses - RUNNING NOW!

Why SMSTS Refresher remote learning makes sense...

With many of the UK construction sites closed due to the COVID-19 Crisis, there is a chance for construction companies and contractors to use this downtime productively. The next few weeks, your site managers and supervisors, can take their 'refresher courses' remotely. Extending their certificates for the next 5 years.

So use any site downtime to get your team ready for the re-boot phase!

Mike Adams, Managing Director of RISK



Remote Learning CITB SMSTS Refresher Course

Site Management Safety Training Scheme
This industry leading course will provide delegates in a Project / Site Management role with essential knowledge and understanding on responsibilities and accountability for site safety.

SMSTS 2 Day Remote Learning Course

Day 1
3.5 hours morning session
3.5 hours afternoon session

Day 2
3.5 hours morning session
3.5 hours afternoon session

Exam using Microsoft Forms


Price excludes the electronic download of the CITB G700 technical information relevant to the SMSTS Refresher course. GE700 provides authoritative information on current construction health, safety and environment legislation, guidance and good practice. It is the official supporting publication for the CITB Site management safety training scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R). Published by CITB, G700 is to be downloaded directly from the CITB website - Price: £61.25 ex VAT single user or £258.00 ex VAT multi user.

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