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SSSTS Refresher Course

SSSTS Refresher course is a one-day training course used to renew the SSSTS qualification. This course is designed for delegates who have previously passed the CITB SSSTS course.

So, you can choose to take the SSSTS Refresher course online or in the classroom and renew your certificate before it expires.

Why Take this CITB SSSTS Refresher Course

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 workforce.

Also, you will be able to continue supervising your workforce within updated legislation and create an efficient and productive safe site.

What Does the CITB SSSTS Refresher Course Involve?

This SSSTS Refresher course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, keep reading):

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


This course can be delivered in the following ways:

Public Online
3B Training offer a variety of courses via 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.

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

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.

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

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 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB. You are also required to complete a case study exercise, a toolbox talk and a trainer review.

Fantastic course very well delivered.
Christopher Tom Lancaster

Frequently asked questions

  • How long is the SSSTS Refresher course?
    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.

  • What are the entry requirements for this SSSTS Refresher course?

    You must have a good understanding of written and spoken English. You will need to provide Photographic ID and your national insurance number  on the first day of the course.

    To attend the Online course: You must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam.

  • Is this SSSTS Refresher course accredited?

    Yes, this course is CITB accredited. Upon completion of the training, you will renew your certificate and receive a new copy within 6-8 weeks which lasts for five years.

  • Is this SSSTS Refresher 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 SSSTS Refresher 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.

Next Available Course Dates - CITB SSSTS Refresher Course

Next Available Course Dates - CITB SSSTS Refresher Course

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    Greenbank Way,
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

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    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

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    Durham Lane
    DN3 3DY

  • Leeds

    25 Bradford Road
    LS27 7HN

  • Leigh

    Unit 5
    English Street Business Park
    English Street
    WN7 3EH

  • Liverpool

    Partnership for Learning
    South Road
    L24 9PZ

  • London

    CIOB London Office
    9 Kingsway
    WC2B 6XF

  • Manchester

    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    M34 3QS

  • Tamworth

    93C Lichfield Street
    B79 7QF

  • Wigan

    Stratus House
    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY


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