- 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
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.
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.