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SSSTS – Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme

The CITB SSSTS course is required for supervisors who work on group sites with contractors and it stands for ‘Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme’. The field of construction has its dangers and thousands of deaths and accidents occur within workplaces around the country every year. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create a safe environment within the workplace.

sssts courseThe course is designed for anyone who works within a role of supervisor in the construction industry, or is considering aspiring to such a role in the future. SSSTS training focuses on Risk Assessments and their importance. It will instruct on how to put measures of control into effect as well as how to communicate effectively with the workforce in a positive way so that all employees will follow safe procedures. Also, it will give supervisors the skills to make sure that health and safety guidelines are being followed.

Course Content
  • Legal requirements regarding health and safety
  • Regulations and health and safety acts
  • Guidance notes and approved codes of practice
  • The types of accidents that occur within the construction industry, what causes them and how they can be prevented
  • How to conduct a risk assessment

Course Duration

  • Two Days

Training Assessment

The final examination for this SSSTS course will consist of a multiple choice exam of 30 questions. If you are successful in passing this exam, you will be awarded with a CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Certificate.

The qualification will remain valid for five years. After this point, it can be re-qualified by attending one day SSSTS Refresher course.

CITB Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve a “Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme” certificate, which will be accredited by CITB. This qualification has gained approval by the MCB and is a highly renowned qualification within the field of construction.

Responsibilities of a Construction Site Supervisor

When it comes to site supervisor safety, you have a number of responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of your employees. This includes providing safe equipment and gear for your employees to use while on the job, as well as establishing safe working practices for handling, storing, transporting and using any hazardous substances.

It is also your responsibility to ensure that the workplace is clean and well maintained, so that passageways and stairs are never obstructed. You will also need to ensure that your employees have adequate welfare and toilet facilities.

As a supervisor, you also have the responsibility to monitor the workplace to ensure that health and safety procedures are being carried out correctly – enforcing these standards when they are not being met. You might also need to make sure that all employees understand the health and safety policies, including making arrangements for employees that might not speak English very well or cannot read.

The full responsibilities involved in site supervisor safety will be outlined in your CITB SSSTS course.

Learn Risk Assessment During the SSSTS Course

A risk assessment is one of the most important aspects of health and safety in the workplace. A risk assessment involves taking a thorough look at the workplace and work practices in order to establish the potential hazards that workers might be subjected to.

The first step to a risk assessment is to identify the hazards and to decide who might be harmed by them and in what way. The next step will be to evaluate the potential risks and decide the best procedures and practices for preventing them. It is also important to record the findings of this assessment and implement them.

Of course, the risk assessment isn’t just a one-time thing that can be done and then forgotten about.  The health and safety procedures that have been established need to be followed and they should be reviewed frequently and updated if necessary.

Why Accidents Need Recording

If there is an accident in our workplace, it is crucial that you report exactly what happened in an official and approved way. This is true even if the accident was a “near miss” and no one was hurt.

Why is this so important? One of the reasons is because this information could help to improve the safety of the workplace so that the accident doesn’t happen again. Also, if injuries are not apparent in the moment but they develop later, having a record of the incident is crucial from a legal perspective. It is also required by law to follow the correct health and safety procedure of reporting accidents.

Benefits of CITB SSSTS Training

This is a highly regarded construction site safety qualification. This SSSTS training will enable supervisors to create a healthy and safe working environment within the construction site. Prior health and safety awareness training is also available in the form of the 1-Day CITB Health and Safety Awareness course. There are a number of benefits to site supervisor safety training, such as:

  • It will reduce the number of accidents in the workplace, therefore cutting down on sick time, delays and costly and time consuming legal procedures.
  • It is a moral responsibility, to protect the health and welfare of your valuable employees.
  • It will ensure that you are complying with the legal regulations for the industry, to avoid heavy fines and suspensions.
  • Workplace accidents have a negative effect on your company’s reputation, which will make other contractors and clients hesitant to work with you and also make it difficult to recruit staff.
  • Accidents often damage materials and equipment, which can be costly and time consuming to repair.
Frequently Asked Questions

The next step in training is to consider the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), which is designed for managers and supervisors who are looking to move up to a site manager role. To find out more information about these courses, contact us today on 0844 5766750.

Course Overview

SSSTS Refresher Course

This CITB SSSTS Refresher course is intended to update all past participants in the course on all of the latest laws, regulations and methods regarding safety and health, so that they can maintain their qualifications. During this course, participants will learn all about the recent changes to health and safety and the impact that these changes have had on-site. After taking this qualification, supervisors will be able to know that their working methods still remain within the law.

The SSSTS Refresher training is designed for anyone in a supervisory role who already holds a 2-day CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme qualification. This training must be taken every five years, in order to keep health and safety training valid and updated.

This course is accredited by CITB Construction Skills and it is a well-respected qualification in the field of health and safety. This qualification is MCB approved.

Individuals wishing to attend this SSSTS Refresher must provide a copy of their original 2 day course certificate. Details of the course venue and the date of the course should also be provided if you know this information. Only those individuals who have passed the two day course and provided evidence of this will be eligible to attend the refresher course.

Course Content

This SSSTS Refresher course will cover a number of important aspects, including:

  • Implementing the current health and safety legislations as a supervisor
  • What the responsibility of a supervisor is regarding health and safety
  • How to take care of daily work duties while creating a safe and healthy working environment

Course Duration

This SSSTS Refresher course only takes one day. It is held at numerous convenient locations throughout the country at regular times during the year.

Training Assessment

Completing the training course will revalidate your CITB SSSTS certificate for five more years. If you wait until this qualification has expired, you will need to take the full two day course again to achieve the qualification.

Benefits of the SSSTS Refresher Training

Employers will benefit from sending their supervisors on this training, as it will show that they are complying with health and safety regulations under law. This 1-day SSSTS refresher course will prevent qualifications from expiring and becoming invalid.

Important Information

Delegates attending a refresher course, must bring with them their current valid CITB certificate. Failure to do so may result in them not being allowed to complete the refresher course. Delegates may also be asked to provide a copy at the time of booking.

CITB Site Safety Plus Publication / Workbooks

All CITB Site Safety Plus courses advertised on our website include access to Construction Site Skills publications. Dependent on the accredited CITB training provider, delegates are given the option of taking away training materials in the following formats

  • hard copy workbooks
  • CD
  • access to a materials online
Confirmation will be provided via the joining instructions issued following receipt of full payment. Please check at the time of booking as to whether or not current hard copy publications are included in the cost.
Frequently Asked Questions

The next step in health and safety training is the five day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course. This is designed for project managers, site managers and anyone who holds a position of responsibility and must take charge of health and safety on site.

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