CITB Courses


The SSSTS course is a two-day health & 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 construction supervisors need to promote health and safety and follow their legal responsibilities. The SSSTS is endorsed by BuildUK as the standard training for site supervisors.

How long is the SSSTS course?
This is a two-day course delivered over two consecutive days.

Who should attend the SSSTS?
Site Supervisors or those who are looking to become a Site Supervisor should attend this course.

Is the SSSTS course accredited?
Yes, this course is CITB Site Safety Plus accredited.

When does my SSSTS certificate expire?
The SSSTS certificate expires after five years. Delegates will need to attend the one-day SSSTS Refresher course before their certificate expires to renew. They will have to resist the full 2-day course again if you fail to renew their certificate before it expires.


Delivery Options

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

Public Classroom Courses

The 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 in which individuals or companies can book onto. The course is delivered in a traditional classroom format by a CITB approved tutor to up to 20 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 device with a microphone, a webcam, a screen and a connection to the internet. Remote SSSTS training was introduced in 2020, delegates enjoyed how the course is delivered in the same way as a classroom course but they could attend form home or work. 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.

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 10 for a remote course or 20 delegates for a classroom course.  For a quote, complete the in-house training enquiry form on this page and one of the 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.

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement for entry is that the delegate can understand, write and speak English well. Photographic ID and the delegates national insurance number must be provided on the first day of the course.

To attend the Remote Learning course delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam.

Course Content

What does the SSSTS course cover?

The content covered by the course includes:

  • HSE regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Site issues that could challenge a Site Supervisor daily.
  • Control measures and risk assessments on site.
  • Behavioural safety on site.
  • Legal responsibility and expectations of a Site Supervisor.
  • How to deliver effective toolbox talks.

Course Objectives

By the end of the Construction Industry Training Board Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme course, the delegate will:

  • Know how health and safety law applies to supervisors on site.
  • Be able to deliver more effective toolbox talks, method statement briefings and site inductions.
  • Understand the need for risk assessments and method statements.
  • Be able to monitor site activity effectively and have the confidence to intervene if they recognise any bad practice.
  • Have a greater understanding of why they are carrying out their identified duties and what is expected of them on site.
  • Know how to better contribute to the safety of the workplace.

To find out how the CITB course can benefit you further, visit our blog, here.

What is Required to Pass the CITB SSSTS Course?

Delegates will attend an exam at the end of the training, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB. The tutor also requires delegates to contribute throughout the full two-days of the course. They will need to complete a toolbox talk, case study exercise and trainer review.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes,  companies can claim £70 grant for each delegate who attends the SSSTS. The grant can be claimed 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.

Further Development

The certificate is valid for five years before the qualification expires, delegates must attend the one-day SSSTS Refresher course to renew their qualification.

Further qualifications include the CITB SMSTS if the delegates are looking to move into a management role. If they are looking to progress as a supervisor, the natural progression would be complete the NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision to obtain the Gold Supervisory CSCS Card.

How do I get a Gold Supervisory CSCS Card?

If you are looking to gain your Gold Supervisors CSCS Card as a Site Supervisor, take a look here for more information on how to obtain your card.



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