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SSSTS- Full Course or Refresher Available

Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) develops supervisory skills of construction site supervisor / foremen, to ensure that adequate control measures, communication and monitoring of the workforce occurs.

Who Should Attend

SSSTS is designed for first line managers, foremen, gangers, team leaders and supervisors – i.e. those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities and need to understand their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities in order to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.

Course Content

SSSTS training course will enable candidates to understand the problems of the industry, appreciate how health and safety law is structured, identify how their supervisory role fits into that of the manager in controlling site safety, carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements, carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings and understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need.

The main topics covered are:

  • The Health and Safety Legal System
  • Construction Accidents – types, numbers and immediate and underlying causes
  • Awareness of other Regulations
  • Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes
  • Work at Height
  • Demolition Noise and Vibration
  • Occupational Health
  • Fire Awareness
  • Control of contractors
  • Electricity and Confined Spaces.

Assessment & Award

Coursework is assessed by the instructor throughout the course, via work produced by syndicate exercises and individual participation. There is also a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Certificate.


The SSSTS training course lasts two days, 8.30 am – 5 pm daily. This can be delivered as a two day block or one day a week over two week period. The SSSTS certificate lasts for five years, after which the course would need to be retaken in order to renew the certificate and keep the qualification up-to-date.


Typical fees for open courses are £225 + VAT per person at our training rooms in Thirsk and £290 + VAT per person in other locations. However, this can vary for in-house courses (dependant on location).

As part of the fees each candidate will receive Construction Skills GE706 – Site Safety Simplified, currently retailing at £26.00, and the GT 700 – Tool Box Talks book also currently retailing at £26.00, and certification at £35.

Companies that are eligible for CITB grant refund can claim a grant of £50 per day back for each successful candidate who completes the course.

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