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SMSTS Refresher Course – CITB

Our SMSTS refresher course is delivered by our in-house qualified and experienced course instructors. The course will bring your health and safety knowledge up to date including with regard to current legislation and familiarise you with current best practice within the construction industry.

This two day health and safety course is designed for managers who are responsible for the; planning, organising, monitoring and controlling of operatives on a construction site.

SMST-R Course Accreditation

The SMSTS refresher course is provided for those delegates who have previously completed the CITB SMSTS course successfully.  It is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and recognised by BUILDUK as meeting the required standard for all construction site managers working on BUILDUK sites.

On successful completion of this course you will recieve a certificate from the CITB that will be valid for 5 years. In order to remain certified however, you will need to retake the SMSTS refresher course again before the certificate expiry date.

Course Frequency

Goldcross Training runs the SMSTS refresher course frequently to meet the needs of its delegates.  We understand that many individuals cannot afford to take time off during the week and for this reason you will find our two-day SMSTS refresher course is delivered in a number of different ways:

  • During the week and at weekends
  • In a physical classroom with one of our tutors
  • Remotely via a virtual classroom with one of our tutors

New courses start weekly at one of our training centre’s throughout Central & South East England and we are able to provide for in-house courses at your organisations venue should that be preferable.

Contact us on 0203 633 5505 for more information or to obtain our price match guarantee.

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Hemel Hempstead - Herts
25/05/2024
£289.00+Vat
4 Places Available
SMSTS Refresher Course - Online
Tutor Led - Online Classroom
29/05/2024
£245.00£289.00+ Vat
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Weedon - Northampton
30/05/2024
£289.00+Vat
7 Places Available
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Basingstoke - Hants
01/06/2024
£289.00+Vat
9 Places Available
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Dartford - Kent
01/06/2024
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SMSTS Refresher Course - CITB

SMSTS-R Course Detail

The SMSTS refresher course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.

The SMSTS refresher course is only for delegates who have previously passed the five-day SMSTS or subsequent refresher course, and hold a valid SMSTS certificate. Evidence must be provided to the training provider of their eligibility.

If a delegate cannot provide a copy of their certificate, the online card checker can be used to establish if a delegate currently holds a valid SMSTS certificate.

If an individual cannot be located on the system and no evidence of their certificate can be found, they will have to attend the full SMSTS course.

Failure to attend the refresher course prior to the expiry of an existing certificate will require delegates to re-enter the scheme by completing the full SMSTS course if they wish to remain in the scheme.

Site management safety training scheme – Refresher (SMSTS-R) Course

The Site management safety training scheme – Refresher (SMSTS-R) is a two-day course for delegates who have previously passed the full Site management safety training scheme (SMSTS) course or subsequent refresher course, and can provide proof of attendance.

It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up-to-date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course provides an opportunity to revisit the wide range of topics from the previous five-day course.

Course Aims

The refresher course aims to help site managers to:

Improve awareness of recent developments in construction, legislation and health, safety, welfare and environmental issues

Identify measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and working practices

Implement new guidance and industry best practice

Consolidate their understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety, welfare and the environment.

Examination 

The paper consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course. The exam must be taken at the end of the course.

Each exam paper has:

18 multiple choice questions (each worth one mark)

7 questions in multi-response or short written answer format (each worth two marks)

The two mark questions all relate to the seven health and safety focus areas. The higher marks recognise and reward the increased complexity of the question and response required.

The seven health and safety focus areas are founded on construction ill health, injury and fatality statistics:

Working at height

Vehicles/pedestrians

Manual handling

Asbestos

Dust

Noise

Vibration

The exam pass mark is 81% (26 out of 32).

The exam lasts for 35 minutes and must be completed within this time under exam conditions. Delegates are permitted to use the Construction site safety – The comprehensive guide (GE700) publication and the Construction site management delegate workbook (XA6) for the last 15 minutes of the exam.

On successful completion of the SMSTS course and associated assessment candidates will be awarded the CITB: Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate.  This certificate will remain extant for five years after which the SMSTS refresher course must be undertaken in order for individuals maintain qualification for a further 5 years.

Course delegates can re-sit assessments for the SMSTS Refresher course at the next possible opportunity in accordance with CITB rules.  Delegates are not automatically re-entered for re-sits, so it is incumbent on the delegate to notify the course administrator of their intention to re-sit by contacting admin@goldcross-training.com. If it is agreed, you will receive confirmation of the decision once your request has been considered.

Any re-sits authorised will be in accordance with the following CITB (the accrediting body) scheme rules:

If a delegate has gained between 72%–78% (23, 24 or 25 out of 32) in the smsts refresher course exam, then they may re-sit the examination one further time.

The re-sit may take place on the same day or by attending the final day of another course within a 90-day period (the delegate is not obliged to re- do the whole course). The re-sit may be conducted in either face-to-face or a remote setting.

The training provider must make the arrangements with the delegate and ensure that the dedicated smsts refresher re-sit exam paper is used .

A charge may be made to the delegate. However, this fee is left entirely to the discretion of the training provider. The training provider may also recover additional costs from the delegate, which should be agreed in advance.

Subsequent arrangements will be at the delegate’s own expense.

If a delegate fails the re-sit, they must take the full SMSTS course again.

When a delegate scores less than 69% (22 correct answers out of 32) in the final exam, the delegate must attend the full SMSTS course again before they are permitted to re -sit the exam.

CITB Course Accreditation & Recognition

The SMSTS refresher course is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of the Site Safety Plus course suite and recognised by BUILDUK as meeting the required standard for construction site managers working on BUILDUK sites.

On successful completion of this course you will recieve a certificate from the CITB that will be valid for 5 years. In order to remain certified however, you will need to retake the course before the certificate expiry date.

Pre-Requisites for the SMSTS Refresher Course

Only those delegates who have successfully undertaken a SMSTS Course or subsequent SMSTS refresher course are eligible to attend this training course.  As a result all delegates are required to hold a valid SMSTS certificate and will need to provide evidence of this to the training provider.

Delegates should also note that this refresher course must be attended prior to the expiry of an existing certificate else they will be required to re-enter the scheme by successfully completing the full SMSTS course.

The minimum entry requirement for the SMSTS course is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us on 0203 633 5505.

Site Safety Plus Scheme & the SMSTS Refresher Course

The SMSTS refresher course is only one of the courses provided as part of the Site Safety Plus (SSP) scheme.  These courses provide the construction industry with a suite of courses aimed at health and safety on construction sites and ongoing career development in order to maintain a safe workforce.

Here at Goldcross Training we offer the following additional courses that form part of the SSP scheme:

SSP Course Design

The courses are designed to give everyone from senior managers to operatives the skills they need to progress through the industry.  The starting point is a one-day Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) course, a qualification that underpins the issue of a CSCS Labourer Card, to the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).  At Goldcross Training we aim to ensure that everyone benefits from the best possible training which is why we only use fully accredited and experienced instructors.

Price Match Guarantee

We will price match any identical course in the same region. (Our prices inc. exams & books)

Numerous Locations

We run courses from venues across the south, south east, midlands and online.

Weekend Courses

Many courses run over the weekend or as day release specifically to fit around your work schedule.

Happy Delegates!

We have successfully trained many thousands, of now qualified, delegates.

No Hidden Extras

Prices are fully inclusive of registration fees, publications & exams.

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