This two-day Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.
The 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 SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK and exceeds the standard set by CITB for construction supervisors training.
Our upcoming course dates are:
20th & 21st February 2024, 07th & 08th March 2024, 11th & 12th April 2024, 09th & 10th May 2024, 06th & 07th June 2024, 11th & 12th July 2024, 08th & 09th August 2024, 05th & 06th September 2024, 10th & 11th October 2024, 07th & 08th November 2024, 05th & 06th December 2024
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Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a supervisor. Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level.
Assessment will be by an end of course examination and the trainer review. The delegate must pass the exam and pass all three elements of the trainer review.
The examination demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both an assessment and examination. The trainer review demonstrates engagement, collaborative working and listening skills – key elements of becoming a supervisor.
The paper consists of 25 questions: 22 multiple choice questions and three short written questions and answers. There are four safety critical questions at the beginning of each paper that must be answered correctly. This exam paper must be taken at the end of the course. The examination paper number will be notified when the course booking is accepted by CITB.
Delegates taking the SSSTS course should be able to achieve all the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course.
1. Health and safety law
Describe the purpose of health and safety legislation and the different legislative requirements that must be followed to ensure this is achieved.
2. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)
Explain how the CDM Regulations are used to support health and safety on site.
3. Health and safety management systems
Describe how to develop, maintain and monitor a health and safety management system.
4. Risk assessments and method statements
Write and use risk assessments and method statements to ensure a safe working environment.
5. Statutory inspections and checks
Outline how to complete statutory inspections and checks for a construction site.
6. Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health
Describe how to report accidents, injuries and ill health that may occur in the construction industry.
7. Leadership and worker engagement
Explain how good leadership and worker engagement can aid with protecting the workforce.
1. Health and welfare of the workforce
Explain how to protect the health and welfare of the workforce in the construction industry.
2. First aid and emergency procedures
Explain how to manage first aid and emergency procedures for a construction site.
3. Hazardous substances
Explain how to identify and handle hazardous substances associated with working on a construction site.
Outline the risks to health posed by asbestos, and the basic legal requirements to manage those risks.
5. Dust and fumes
Outline how to control exposure to dust and fumes (respiratory hazards) for workers on a construction site.
6. Noise and vibration
Explain how to control exposure to noise and vibration for construction workers.
7. Manual handling
Outline how to properly undertake manual handling activities when lifting loads.
1. Site set up and security
Identify factors to be considered when setting up a construction site.
2. Fire prevention and control
Identify the main fire hazard risks and identify basic requirements for fire safety on site.
Identify the dangers of electricity and good working practices for working on, or near to, live electrical circuits and with electrical tools and equipment.
4. Plant and work equipment
State the importance of control and the management of plant, transport and work equipment on site.
5. Lifting operations and lifting equipment
Identify the basic requirements for safe lifting operations, equipment and accessories and the steps required to ensure safety.
1. Working at height
Describe the key principles for working safely at height.
Outline the main hazards and control considerations for excavation work.
3. Underground and overhead services
Describe how to locate, identify and plan for work near underground and overhead services.
4. Confined spaces
Describe the main hazards and safety considerations for working in a confined space.
5. Temporary works
Describe the main duties of temporary works supervisors.
1. Environmental awareness
State your role in environmental awareness on site.
State your role in preventing pollution.
3. Waste materials
Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials.
Explain your part in reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light.
The trainer review assessment consists of three elements – engagement, collaborative working and listening skills. More specifically, they will answer three key questions:
You can resit the examination if you:
Resits can be arranged within 90 days, but are not allowed for those who score less than 67%.
SSSTS is endorsed by Build UK and exceeds CITB standards for construction supervisors’ training. As such, it will fully equip anyone for supervisory responsibilities on a building, construction and civil engineering site. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a natural progression to this course.
If you’ve already passed the two-day SSSTS within the last five years, you are eligible for a one-day refresher course. You will need a valid SSSTS certificate which has not yet expired.