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CITB SSSTS Course

CITB SSSTS course or Site supervisor safety training scheme is a two day health and safety course for supervisors. This SSSTS course is designed for supervisors working in the building, civil engineering and construction industries.

You will learn all the relevant legislation affecting safe working in your industry. Also, you will develop a thorough understanding of your responsibility for the workers welfare on site.

With this knowledge, you will have the necessary tools needed to maintain a safety and welfare culture within your workforce. As one of our top CITB training courses; the CITB SSSTS course online or classroom option should be your go to course if you are, or about to become a site supervisor.

The CITB SSSTS 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
  • Working safely at height
  • First aid provision
  • Construction design and management regulations
  • Environmental awareness
  • Fire safety and fire hazard risks

Benefits of this CITB SSSTS Course:

  • You will achieve a highly recognised qualification, which is valid for five years.
  • Gives you the knowledge needed to supervise and maintain a safe site.
  • Endorsed by BuildUK
  • Gives you the tools you need to advance on to the CITB SMSTS qualification to become a site manager.
  • CITB Site Safety Plus accredited

 

CITB SSSTS or Site supervisor safety training scheme is a two day health and safety course for supervisors.

SSSTS course content

The CITB SSSTS course provides you with a thorough understanding of your supervisory responsibilities, and the workers welfare on site.

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

The content covered in the SSSTS course includes:

Day 1

Health and safety: accidents and you, accident prevention, facts and figures.

Health and Safety and the Supervisor: health and safety legislation and the different legislative requirements.

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

Health and safety management systems: how to develop, maintain and monitor a health and safety management system.

Working at height: the key principles for working safely at height.

First Aid Provision: how to manage first aid and emergency procedures for a construction site.

Day 2

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM): CDM Regulations and how they are used to support health and safety on site.

Construction hazards: hazardous substances, asbestos, dust and fumes, noise and vibration, safety signs, confined spaces, excavations, and manual handling.

Environmental awareness:  pollution, waste materials, and reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light.

Lifting operations, lifting equipment and plant and work equipment.

Fire prevention and control: identifying the main fire hazard risks and identifying basic fire safety requirements on site.

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

Assessment: You must contribute throughout the full two days of the course and deliver a toolbox box talk to the rest of the group. At the end of the training, you will also complete an exam consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB.

How long is this course?

This is a two-day course delivered over two consecutive days. Although many subjects are covered in the two days, the course is highly interactive and engaging.

The two-day course allows you to gain all the knowledge you need to supervise site health and safety effectively without spending too long away from the site.

Why should I take this course?

Site Supervisors or those who are aspiring to become one should attend this course. The course is highly informative and gives you all the information you need to improve health and safety, and to supervise effectively.

As a supervisor, you have responsibilities for health and safety on-site; the knowledge that you gain will help to protect the safety of yourself and your colleagues by reducing accidents and absences.

The qualification is also highly recognised and an important one to have as a Site Supervisor.

SSSTS course entry requirements

The minimum requirement for entry is that the delegate can understand, write and speak English well. 

If you cannot meet this basic requirement, we will remove you from the course. It is important as a supervisor to understand those around you on-site and be able to read safety signs properly.

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

This is used for a quick compliance check to ensure that the correct person is attending the course and not someone in their place.

To attend the online SSSTS course:

You must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam. Without the correct facilities, you would not be able to contribute to the course at the required standard. You will also not be able to complete the exam in line with CITB’s scheme rules.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is CITB Site Safety Plus accredited.

Upon completing the CITB SSSTS course, you will receive a certificate within 6-8 weeks. After five years, the SSSTS certificate expires; you will then need to attend the one-day SSSTS Refresher course before your certificate expires to renew it.

If you fail to attend the refresher before it expires, you will have to resit the full 2-day course again.

SSP courses are recognised as the leading health and safety classroom qualifications in the UK.

How is this course delivered?

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

Public Classroom Courses

The CITB SSSTS course is available as a classroom based course in our training venues across the UK. We have a range of bookable public course dates plotted throughout the year that individuals or companies can book onto.

The course is delivered in a traditional classroom format by a CITB approved tutor to 12 delegates. The classroom SSSTS course is one of our more popular training courses. You can book one or multiple spaces of the course online via our website or over the phone.

Remote Learning

Remote Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme courses are delivered online through video conferencing software zoom. Delegates access the course by logging into the virtual classroom with the link provided.

Remote learning eliminates the cost and time constraints that come with attending a classroom course. The delegates can access the course through a laptop or computer with a microphone, a webcam, a screen and a connection to the internet.

All the course materials are provided in digital format, and the exam is completed online. We also have a range of public Remote Learning courses available to book online or over the phone.

CITB SSSTS Online Zoom Course

In-house Courses

We can deliver the SSSTS specifically for your delegates as an in-house course. The course can be delivered at a venue of your choice, in one of our training venues or by Remote Learning.

In-house training can be beneficial for companies as they can train all of their supervisors at once and have them discuss company related subjects throughout. To arrange an in-house course, we need a minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 12 delegates.

For a quote, complete the in-house training enquiry form on this page, and one of our team will be in touch. Please note that we price up our in-house courses per enquiry depending on the number of delegates, delivery method and location.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes,  companies can claim a £70 grant for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

You can claim the grant as long as they provide us with their company name and CITB Levy number either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.

FAQs

What is the natural progression after SSSTS?

Attending the SMSTS course to aid you in becoming a site manager would be your next step.

What is SSSTS qualification?

SSSTS is a two-day health and safety course for supervisors in the construction sector. The course provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues on site. It also highlights the need for construction supervisors to promote health and safety and follow their legal responsibilities.

How long does SSSTS last?

SSSTS certificate last for five years. After five years, the SSSTS certificate expires; you will then need to attend the one-day SSSTS Refresher course before your certificate expires to renew it.

 

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