(These costs include exams and all associated costs)
The SMSTS training course covers the Health & Safety at Work Act and the regulations relevant to the construction industry (and other workplaces), including:
This course is designed for construction site managers, agents, quantity surveyors, construction directors and project directors, plus persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce. This industry-recognised training course is also ideal for companies that need to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of health and safety compliance. Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS training course.
Possession of the SMSTS qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of site manager; proof of in-date certification is often required when completing pre-qualification Health & Safety questionnaires.
Coursework is assessed by the instructor throughout the course, via work produced by syndicate exercises and individual participation. There is also a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Site Managers Safety Training Certificate.
The SMSTS training course lasts five days, 8.30 am – 5 pm daily. This can be delivered as a five day block or one day a week over a five week period, or any combination of multiple days over consecutive weeks. The SMSTS certificate lasts for five years, after which candidates must sit the Two Day SMSTS Refresher training course to renew the certificate and keep their qualification up to date.
Typical fees for open courses are £485 plus VAT per person at our training rooms in Rainham. However, this can vary for in-house courses (dependant on location).
As part of the fees each candidate will receive the CITB GE700 – Construction Site Safety – The Comprehensive Guide, currently retailing at £95.40, and the XA6 SMSTS Course Notes, currently retailing at £32.40 and the certification charges at £37.50. Companies that are eligible for CITB grant refund can claim a grant of £120 for each successful candidate who completes the course.
We run regular open SMSTS courses in our Training Centres in Rainham Kent, or we are happy to travel to your location if suitable facilities are available. We cover the whole of the UK so would be happy to travel to anywhere you need your course.
It pays to be selective when booking training courses because not all training providers are what they appear to be. When booking a SMSTS Course you need to feel assured that your training provider is fully accredited to provide that training and is not then going to sub-contract the work. Lighthouse Safety Training are fully accredited by CITB to provide the SMSTS course and proof of that accreditation can be seen at our accreditation page.
Excellent course. All 5 weeks. Learnt so much didn’t know already. Very well run. Covered all information. Definitely recommend.
Enjoyed course and content. Would recommend.
Absolute abundance of knowledge. Made course fun and enjoyable. Made you feel at ease
Harry was a very good tutor and very helpful.
Very good course. Well presented. Good people to have on the course. Enjoyable and informative.
Great course, fun an hard work. Nice and relaxed
Both Lou and Harry were welcoming and very helpful
Lou has been very engaging and has had a positive impact on how I will approach health and safety in the future
Good course and good instructor
More enjoyable than I expected.
A very useful course delivered in an interesting way.
Really enjoyed the course, first carried out via Zoom which I’m sure was not easy to do but was delivered very professionally. Well done all.
Just want to say a huge thank you to Rick and Harry. I’ve done many courses throughout my years on many different continents but the way in which Rick and yourself delivered this SMSTS course was unique and drew my attention back in.
I recently started to doubt my H&S career and look elsewhere but with this course you have both reinvigorated my passion.
I hope to work with you both again.
Lighthouse have always been a great company to work with and I look forward to an ongoing working relationship.
You’ve even made me consider a career in training and consultancy.
Very good instructor, enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend Lighthouse Training
Excellent, made to be an enjoyable course. Louise and Harry excellent tutors.
Excellently executed course, relevant to level of training required for duties. Tutor had good demeanour and delivered well and managed to keep health and safety light and interesting.
Superb course and facilities. Thank you James for making our experience enjoyable and educational. I will definitely recommend Lighthouse to others.
If only all training was delivered like this!
The course was very well delivered with the content explained clearly and with personality.
Tutor was excellent and made the subject enjoyable
Very happy with the course and the instructor Rick. Made to feel very relaxed.
Course was run very well as topics can be dry. Engagement with clients was clear and motivating. Facilities were very good and offered a spacious environment.
Tom is a very good trainer with an excellent balance between text book work and discussions.
Good course, well presented. Expectations met!
Thought this was a good course. Lou delivered it really well, explained things in different perspectives including everyone in the group. Really good.
Great course. Good pace and knowledgeable instructor. Nice touch with the sandwiches. Day 4 homework is too much. Overall a very good course that I would recommend.
Good tutoring, good interaction with class
This course and training centre was excellent, will definitely use again and recommend. The lunch being provided I found was really good as you don’t get it everywhere
Hard course, but tutor made it easy to understand
Can you also please forward on to Rick what a fantastic job he did on the course, He made it very enjoyable and moving at a very good pace without it becoming overwhelming. Overall I will certainly be returning and recommending Lighthouse to others.
Great week! Learnt a lot yet had a laugh. Rick was informative but good fun which held everyone’s interest throughout. Thank you.
Rick was pleasant, understanding and patient. Cheers for your help.
Rick has an excellent grasp of his subject and a very effective teaching style.
Superb course, very well set up and indeed taught. Will certainly use Lighthouse again. Thanks Rick
Rick did a great job in making course relevant and interesting.
Excellent induction and facilities. Very helpful for my Industry (Rail). Very details, great information, local to me and lunch was a bonus, Would recommend to anyone, particularly Rick. Overall extremely satisfied with the course.
Lighthouse have been very good hosts. Will be recommended to my company for more courses.
Tutors did a great job explaining all the elements of the course. Making it relevant and explaining in user friendly terms to make it more understandable.
Great course delivery by trainer. Very good and friendly approach. Enjoyed the course very much. Learnt a lot – eye opening.
5 star service. Great experience. Thank you.
Teaching methods are engaging and kept the group entertained. A lot of content was covered in a small amount of time so keeping people engaged is necessary.
Good course, made what can be a dull subject fairly enjoyable.
Instructors were very knowledgeable and professional lessons were delivered with confidence and light hearten, however always highlighted the importance of good Health & Safety. Handouts were very helpful and will be referring to them in the future. Overall very good course.
Passion for H&S comes across well and his enthusiasm to try and make sure all workers go home after their day at work safe and well.
The course was very educational/ Rick made learning enjoyable. I can imagine a course such as this could become tedious with the amount of info to digest, this was not the case here. Thanks Rick.
Rick made it light hearted and easy going although highlighted (when needed) the seriousness of some aspects of the course.
Found the whole set up, course content, tutors, a good relaxing environment for learning.
Course was very professionally delivered. Rick a credit to Lighthouse Safety Training.
Professional, explanation clear, instruction providing information explaining all aspects. Enjoyable course.
Rick has the ability to maintain your attention and get across the content in a way which makes the course enjoyable. he can include humor along with a good teaching method.
Excellent friendly approachable tutors, excellent facilities.
The course was delivered well in a friendly but professional way. Would recommend to colleagues.
For me this course has been an eye opener to what is involved for site management. Very helpful course.
Made learning a subject that could easily be quite tedious, fun and exciting. Subjects were covered thoroughly and information presented well.
Great course, really opened up my eyes in the construction industry and health and safety in general.
Enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. Now more Health and Safety conscious!
A course that could have just been information overload was made fun and a relaxing learning experience whilst gaining extensive knowledge of all topics covered. Tutoring was first class to be honest.
The course content was extremely beneficial. I have learnt a huge amount relative to my job and responsibilities. I will be going away with a renewed level of enthusiasm and confidence, giving myself and my team the health and safety that is needed in this industry.
Enjoyed the course full of information and teacher is very knowledgeable in the subject.
Knowledgeable tutor with good presentation skills
Rick an excellent tutor, very professional, expert in his field.
Far exceeded my expectations. Relaxed course and the info given was in a way we could easily remember.
Really excellent course. Fully met my expectations. Tutors were engaging and confident in their knowledge.
A very well presented course, at a good pace with knowledgeable tutors. Interaction encouraged and personal situations regarding work issues explained regarding position legally.
Always kept the days interesting, tutors were very knowledgeable and explained questions asked in understandable language.
Very well presented course. Really felt that I have learned a lot.
An excellent course and tutor. Well presented.
Excellent course, very informative. I feel better prepared to carry out my role as works manager. Food was great, venue outstanding. Well delivered.
Will be recommending the centre to training manager as a preferred option.
Excellent knowledge of tutor. Very good teacher and communicator. Highly recommended.
Very enjoyable H&S Course which exceeded my expectations. Harry is very knowledgeable, not only within H&S aspects but all areas. Enjoyable, fun and a good laugh yet informative.
I thought the course was very good at a great pace and delivered with a good positive attitude, great knowledge shown by the trainer.
Very helpful throughout the course and easy to get on with and approachable.
Rick was a very good and confident trainer with clearly vast knowledge of the subject. One of the best Health and safety courses I’ve sat . Mainly down to Rick. I will come back if further raining is required.
Enjoyed my time here and found Rick to give very clear information and made the course a pleasure.
Good detailed course, eye opener! Rick really knows his stuff.
Rick is an excellent trainer kept the class engaged.
Great course, Rick kept us engaged in all course content.
I found the course very informative and good team engagement. Venue was good, will try and use Lighthouse in the future.
Good presentation, venue tip top.
Excellent course. Tutors very knowledgeable. Put across very well.
Good Approach to teaching, I think everyone enjoyed the course.
From many courses I have attended I normally find the day drags and I struggle to stay awake but this course has been fun and informative. Plus very well delivered.
I had an overall exclusive learning experience and felt all my learning needs were catered for which enabled me to understand the topics covered allowing me to have full confidence when entering my test at the end.
The course was made much more enjoyable by personable tutors and relevant videos/situations.
I think the course was well presented and well tailored to suit everyone’s needs in construction management. Course content was understandable and also enjoyable. Tutors conduct was good, easy to understand.
I think the course was well presented and well tailored to suit everyone’s needs in construction management. Course content was understandable and also enjoyable. Tutors conduct was good, easy to understand.
Run very well, tutor explained things in an easy to understand way. One of the better courses I have been on. Interesting and informative. Thank you.
Overall, good course. Informative and enthusiastic tutor. Would recommend course to anyone going into site management.
Good course. Changed my opinion on health and safety.
Rick was a good tutor, made the class enjoyable, listened to our views and did not judge even if he didn’t agree as it was about health and safety.
A well paced course that was instructed well. The tutor was well versed in his role and conveyed the information well.
Well run course, good content, engaging and well informed tutor. Recommended to me and I will recommend to others.
Good mix of media, discussion and insight. Would recommend.
Very good presentation, put over in an interactive way
Very good course and well presented and entertaining tutor.
Really impressed with knowledge of tutor and the way in which they taught us i.e. homework and real life experience. Thank you for the lunch throughout.
The tutors made the course interesting and quite easy to follow. We also had a good laugh during the course.
Harry is an excellent tutor. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Very good course, learnt a lot. Enjoyed it, wasn’t boring like your typical H&S course. I’d recommend this course to others
Professional, friendly delivered course with plenty of discussion time with the group.
Extremely knowledgeable tutor. Helped break subjects down for understanding purposes. Would sit further courses with same tutor and recommend.
Excellent course delivery. a very professional, friendly delivery by our instructor. Richard made it a pleasure to learn.
Excellent Interaction. Excellent use of videos and thought provoking materials. Tutor made participants comfortable and made the learning material entertaining to which he should be commended.
Excellent course. Excellent Tutor (Steve) explained everything and had excellent interaction with the class. Made it Simple to follow and understand class.
Hope this would be very valuable in the future and I would recommend this course and trainer for anyone who seeks to get this qualification.
The course was run very professionally. Richards knowledge and the way he transferred this information was seamless and very easily retained.
Well spoken, video material, presentation/organisation, interact (group), plenty of updates to new legislations, professional.
Very informative and put together in a logical way so that each subject built on the last.
Very informative and laid out in a fashion easy to understand and take on board. Good interaction between the group as there was a good mix of people from within the industry. Initial concerns of course being to theory based from the book were soon dispelled. Thoroughly recommend.
Very glad I came to this course, have learnt alot and shall be putting the training to good use on site. From doing the course I now realise I was not as competent as I should have been.
This is probably one of the best, if not the best course I have done to date. Not only for content but in the manner and way that it was presented. Andy and Harry put it across professionally but kept it very informal and comfortable. Thank you.
I hadn’t been looking forward to this course, but Harry and Andy made the whole thing interesting and surprisingly enjoyable. I would recommend them to anyone needing competent training.
Very good content, fast but fun and well paced. Will be hopefully coming back for NEBOSH if I can persuade my employer. Good job guys 10/10.
Good course, delivered excellent by tutors. Would recommend this course facility and tutors to others.
The whole course was excellent, very informative. The tutors were clear and easy to understand.
Awesome tutor – has changed my mindset on some H&S issues. Made a subject that could be boring, interesting and informative.
Harry delivered the course in a way that maintained interest in a subject that can be quite intense.
Very interesting content and delivery excellent
Very enjoyable course, really clear instruction and probably the best course I have attended in some time. Great tutor Thanks
I have undertaken several internal Health & Safety courses within my company, and this is far better than all, in terms of content, presentation, relevance and style. Harry is by far the most efficient and effective tutor I have had. Thank you.
Excellent course, been on a lot of courses but Richard made us relaxed and the course was enjoyable and I gained a lot of knowledge. Highly recommend this course.
I would just like to say thank for a really good smsts course march/april this year both me and one of my foreman really enjoyed the course and found it very informative and a nice relaxed atmosphere helped by both harry and ron
I would just like to say a big thank you to your team, I really enjoyed the course and all the wonderful people i met on it. I wish you all every success with all of the training you give.
Course was brilliant and tutors conveyed loads of information that will help on site.
Excellent course, would recommend to other work managers.
Excellent instructors subject knowledge and ability to get the subject matter across
I personally found Ron to be an excellent Tutor – clear and concise. (If I had him as a teacher at school I might have done better!) I personally learnt a great deal and look forward to putting it into practice.
Great course, well presented and a pleasure to be on . Many thanks to Harry & Ron. Ron’s Knowledge was immense!
Ron was very explanatory on each subject making learning easy.
Ron was an excellent tutor. Never losing patience and pitching the course at a level everybody could understand. Ron’s knowledge was extensive and always provided full and thorough answers to any questions we had. He is a credit to your training facility. Whatever you’re paying him, isn’t enough!
Very good course. Teaching was carried out at the right level & pace
Course well presented with relaxed presenter. Brings the ‘lighter side’ of H&S.>
A well structured course presented in an enjoyable manner.
Very good course, very well presented, interesting and good teaching.
Found the course to be very fulfilling and interesting and will help me in my role on site.
Course was run professionally, very impressed with Richard, easy to talk to and very approachable. Top Man and Top Company A+.
Richard was excellent at stimulating discussion to aid in the learning process. He also de-stressed the attendees to create a relaxed learning environment.
Can I once again commend you for providing outstanding service and tuition on the course.
I find Lighthouse Safety Training a very professional, welcoming and helpful training provider. All delegates that I send to Lighthouse always return with very positive feedback.
Excellent tutor. Made it far more interesting than when I did this course about 8 years back.
Harry is a friendly guy who presents the course matter in an interesting way to keep course members involved and to keep their attention. I wish him well for the future.
Course content excellent, Delivery of course excellent.
Very good tutor, good debates.
Very enjoyable course, thank you very much.
I found all of you friendly and professional the course was very well presented with an element of humour helping with the nerves. So once again a very big thanks to you all.
Extremely informative and well explained.
Interesting – informative – good tutor with exceptional knowledge of HSE.
It was a brilliant course.
I would recommend and use Andy in the future for further training requirements – Top Course.
Tutor interaction was excellent, friendly and informative with clear and easy to understand language.
Enjoyed the course and tutors were relaxed and serious when learning – a good balance.
Great course, will recommend to my training provider that we book more people on this course.
Well Packed, excellent course & will recommend it to all supervisors/managers.
Great course, well run with great content and very well presented.
Training Delivered professionally but not in a boring manner. I have a tendency to lose concentration with heavy subjects but Andy involved the group regularly which kept us on our toes.
The way I which it was explained made it easier to understand, it was a good all round course that covered a lot of materials in a simplistic way.
Very Good Course, very enjoyable , Richard our tutor was vey friendly and integrated well with the students.
It was enjoyable which made the volume of information easier to absorb, there was a good balance of legislation and practical applications to give better ‘rounded’ approach to safety matters to ensure safe practices are planned and executed.
The way the course was constructed by the tutor, very knowledgeable course good all round
The tutor was very good and knowledgeable and very polite. I really enjoyed the course.
The Course was very well balanced with a great deal of interactive tuition. Thoroughly enjoyable and of great benefit.
Found the course very interesting and the tutors very helpful & understanding.
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