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CITB SSSTS Refresher Course

SSSTS Refresher is a one-day training course used to renew the SSSTS qualification. This course refreshes the delegates knowledge of health and safety and any legislative changes that would affect their role and workplace.

  • CITB Site Safety Plus accredited.
  • Only one day of training.
  • High recognised qualification
  • Renew your SSSTS certificate
  • Lower price than the full SSSTS.
  • You can attend the course online or in the classroom.
  • BuildUK approved supervisor training.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Valid for five years.
SSSTS Refresher Course

SSSTS Refresher course content

The content covered by the course covers material from the original SSSTS as well as new subject matter. The content covered includes:

Accidents and you; facts and figures, accident and ill-health prevention and recording.

Health and Safety and the Supervisor; The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Risk assessments;  how to conduct a risk assessment, why we conduct a risk assessment, and the hierarchy of controls.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

The Working at Height Regulations 2005; hazards to consider, fall prevention and fall arrest, and types of scaffolding.

First Aid Provision;  HSE recommendations on first aid staff and equipment.

Construction hazards; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regs 2002, The Noise at Work Regulations 2005, excavation, asbestos awareness, manual handling, and vibration.

Environmental and Waste Management; waste management plans, waste removal, and protecting the environment.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

Site safety; safety signs, fire safety.

Health and welfare; drugs and alcohol in the workplace, mental health awareness.

Assessment: The trainer will be continuously assessing your involvement and understanding during the course. You will attend an exam at the end of the training. The exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by Site Safety Plus. You are also required to complete a case study exercise, a toolbox talk and a trainer review.

How long is a SSSTS Refresher course?

This is a one-day training course, about 7.5 hours of learning.

The one-day course will refresh your knowledge rather than going over all of the content from the two-day course again.

Why should I take this course?

Supervisors who need to renew their SSSTS qualification before it expires should attend this course.

By completing the SSSTS Refresher, you are avoiding the additional expense and time away from work that comes with the full two-day course.

You will also be updating your knowledge of any changes that have been introduced since you last attended. You will be able to bring your newfound knowledge back to work and supervise health & safety better on site.

SSSTS Refresher entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone who holds a Site Safety Plus SSSTS certificate about to expire. If you don’t have an in-date certificate, you must attend the SSSTS instead.

The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have previously attended the SSSTS, you should already pass these criteria.

Photographic ID and the delegates you must provide national insurance number on the first day of the course. We need to know that is you attending, rather than someone attending in your place.

To attend the Online Learning course, you must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam. Without the correct device, you will not be able to engage with your tutor or delegates or complete the exam within the course rules.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is CITB accredited, part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses. By keeping your site safety qualification up to date, you are carrying reputable qualifications that can help you progress in your role or gain potential work.

Where can I complete this course?

This course can be delivered via both classroom-based or Online / Remote Learning.

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R) courses are available in our training venues nationwide. The course is delivered in a traditional classroom environment with a trainer and up to 12 delegates.

We have many public dates scheduled during the year, which means delegates can book for themselves or companies can book on behalf of their employees. Public classroom courses can be booked over the phone or directly on our website; you can find all of our upcoming SSSTS Refresher course dates here.

Remote Learning

Remote SSSTS Refresher courses are delivered online via a virtual classroom using Zoom. This excludes the need to travel to attend the course as the delegate can complete the course from home or the office, saving money and time. Delegates can easily join the course using the link provided; however, they require a computer or laptop with a camera, screen, microphone and access to the internet to attend. The delivery format was introduced in 2020 and has proven very popular and flexible for busy supervisory level workers. The course is delivered live by a trainer in a virtual classroom, all the same content from the classroom method is covered despite the format change. There will be up to 12 delegates on the course who can see each other and interact via webchat or video. Delegates are given a downloadable digital copy of the coursebook, and the final exam is finished online.

Like the classroom course, we have a range of public remote learning courses available to book online or by phone. It’s possible to book just one person on or multiple, depending on availability.

In-house Courses

We can also organise for the CITB SSSTS Refresher to be delivered as an in-house course, especially for your company’s delegates; we can arrange an in house course via remote learning at one of our venues or a venue of your choice. In-house training is a popular alternative for bigger clients as we can provide it on-site, and delegates can socialise and talk about company-specific examples throughout the training. There must be a minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 12 delegates. These courses are priced per enquiry. Pricing varies depending on the location, delivery method and the number of delegates. To get a quote, complete the in house training enquiry form on this page, and one of the team will be in contact.

Further Development

Upon completing the training, you will renew your certificate and receive a new copy within 6-8 weeks.

Again, the certificate will expire after five years. You must reattend the SSSTS Refresher before their certificate expires to renew.  If the SSSTS certificate has already expired, the full SSSTS course must be reattended to qualify.

Further qualifications include the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (CITB SMSTS). The course will help improve your construction site health & safety knowledge further and teach you about the responsibilities of a site manager.

Those who are considering progressing as a Site Supervisor should complete the NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision. This NVQ will help delegates obtain the Gold Supervisory CSCS Card. The card will show that you are competent as a Site Supervisor.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, CITB registered companies can claim £35 per delegate who completes the course. For the grant to be claimed, you must include the company name and CITB levy number on the delegate information form, which is completed before or on the first day of the course.

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