The 2 day CITB Site Safety Plus SMSTS refresher training course is designed for site managers, site agents and persons who are responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and a workforce, and have already previously taken a full 5 day SMSTS course.
The SMSTS Refresher course can be taken up to 6 months prior to the expiry date of the existing certification and for a period of 6 months after the expiry date. However, it is strongly recommended that the refresher course is taken in the 6 months period leading up to the expiry date, as the SMSTS Award will not be valid in the 6 month period grace period following the expiry. Therefore, the Award will only become valid again once the SMSTS Refresher course has been completed and passed.
It is classroom-based and tutor-led with a combination of assessment processes involved.
The SMSTS course covers all relevant legislation, including the 2015 CDM changes, 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 certificate is valid for 5 years. In that period candidates must sit a further SMSTS Refresher course every 5 years.