CITB Courses

SSSTS Refresher Course

SSSTS Refresher course is a one-day training course used to renew the SSSTS qualification. The course will bring your health and safety knowledge up to date, and provide you with the legislative changes in the industry.

This knowledge will give you the latest tools needed to maintain a safety and welfare culture within your workplace. Also, you will be able to continue supervising your workforce within updated legislation, and create an efficient and productive safe site.

This course is designed for delegates who have previously passed the CITB SSSTS course. So, you can take the SSSTS Refresher course online and renew your certificate before it expires.

This course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, see the dropdown below):

  • Health and safety and the supervisor
  • Risk assessments
  • Construction hazards
  • First Aid provision
  • Environmental and waste management

Benefits of this SSSTS Refresher course:

  • Provides the knowledge you need to supervise health and safety on site
  • Renews your SSSTS certificate
  • Endorsed by BuildUK
  • Gives you the tools needed to move onto the CITB SMSTS qualification to become a site manager.
  • CITB Site Safety Plus accredited


Renew your CITB SSSTS qualification and top up your knowledge with our one day SSSTS Refresher course from 3B Training.

SSSTS Refresher course content

The content covered in this course covers material from the original SSSTS as well as any current new information in the industry.

With this knowledge, you will be able to continue supervising your workforce more efficiently.

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 and 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 Regulations 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.


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 the SSSTS Refresher course?

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

This 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.

You will be updating your knowledge of any latest changes that have been introduced. You will be able to bring your newfound knowledge back to work and supervise health and safety better on site.

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

SSSTS Refresher entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone who holds a Site Safety Plus SSSTS certificate that is about to expire

If you don’t have an in-date certificate, you must attend the SSSTS course instead.

The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of written and spoken English

 If you have previously attended the SSSTS, you should already pass these criteria.

You will need to provide Photographic ID and your national insurance number  on the first day of the course.

We need to know that you are the one 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. Upon completion of 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 your certificate expires to renew.  If the SSSTS certificate has already expired, the full CITB SSSTS course must be reattended to qualify.

How is this course delivered?

This course can be delivered via online / remote learning, or as an in-house course for your company’s delegates.

Online Learning

Our 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 this course online.

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.

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.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses


If my certificate has only just run out, can I still sit this course?

To attend the SSSTS Refresher you must have an in date certificate. You can attend the refresher up until the day of expiry.

How long is the SSSTS certificate valid for?

The SSSTS is valid for five years, and must be renewed through the SSSTS Refresher course before the certificate expires.


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