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Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Training Course

Empower construction site supervisors with a functional understanding of their legal requirements and responsibilities to oversee a safe, efficient site.
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Course details

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.

Course dates

Our upcoming course dates are:

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Course Dates

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


To help site supervisors to:

  • Supervise health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their role.
  • Develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare of workers on site.
  • Recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.
Entry requirements

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.

Learning outcomes

Delegates taking the SSSTS course should be able to achieve all the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course.

Module 1

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.

Module 2

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.

4. Asbestos
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.

Module 3

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.

3. Electricity
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.

Module 4

1. Working at height
Describe the key principles for working safely at height.

2. Excavations
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.

Module 5

1. Environmental awareness
State your role in environmental awareness on site.

2. Pollution
State your role in preventing pollution.

3. Waste materials
Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials.

4. Nuisance
Explain your part in reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light.

Training venues
We can deliver the training at our head office in Huddersfield. Please see the below information on how to find us. Or we can deliver on-site training, please contact us for more information.
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Huddersfield or contact us for on-site training.
We can train up to 20 delegates at one time.
Why choose us
Safety is paramount in construction. If you really want to put it first, you can’t take any chances. Majestic Site Management is a safety training provider you can rely on. Here’s why…
Three decades’ experience
When it comes to construction, we’ve been there and done it. With over 30 years’ industry experience, we can provide practical real-world guidance.
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From the highest level of CHAS Accreditation (Elite) to CIOB Chartership, our expertise is backed up by the biggest names in the construction industry.
Always up to date
We stay in the know about the latest construction regulations, health and safety legislation, and best practices – to keep your training relevant.
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No client is too big or too small. Whatever your requirements, we’ll work to find a training solution that ticks every single box.
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From a wealth of industry experience to distinguished accreditations, our trainers are best placed to provide reliable, insightful and effective training for your staff.

But that’s not all. What really sets us apart is our enthusiastic, hands-on approach. Our trainers will tailor the course to the students and their background, providing relevant, real-life examples. The result is better engagement with high value knowledge and skills that stay with your team.

Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme FAQs

How long does the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme course take?

As a 2-day course, the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme lasts a total of 15 hours. If not on two consecutive days, the course must be completed within two weeks.
What’s covered on the course?
SSSTS covers safe working legislation for the building, construction and civil engineering industries. That includes risk assessment, control measures, and communication required from both supervisors and those they’re supervising.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment takes the form of both examination and a trainer review. The exam is 25 questions – comprising three written answers and 22 multiple choice questions. It’s taken at the end of the course, lasts 30 minutes, and requires 80% for a pass – though this must include correct answers to four safety critical questions.
What do trainers review?

The trainer review assessment consists of three elements – engagement, collaborative working and listening skills. More specifically, they will answer three key questions:

  • Did you work well as part of a team in the group exercise?
  • Have you completed a five-minute “toolbox talk” presentation?
  • Have you actively engaged with the course and the group throughout?
What if I don’t pass?

You can resit the examination if you:

  • Achieved over 70% and passed the trainer review
  • Received the 80% pass rate but failed the safety critical part of the examination

Resits can be arranged within 90 days, but are not allowed for those who score less than 67%.

Can I complete SSSTS online?
We deliver in-person SSSTS training in Huddersfield or on-site. While online courses are available elsewhere, we find that face-to-face training provides better engagement and personalisation, reflected in greater pass rates.
What is the outcome of the course?

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.

What if I’ve already completed SSSTS?

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.

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