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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.

Why Take this CITB SSSTS Course

The SSSTS course is highly informative and gives you all the information you need to improve health and safety, and to supervise effectively.

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 a site supervisor or about to become one.

What Does the CITB SSSTS Course Involve?

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

  • 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


This course can be delivered in the following ways:

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3B Training offer a variety of courses via Online 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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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

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 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB.

I just wanted to get in touch to pass some positive feedback about the course as a whole but more importantly the course tutor - Phil Burgess. Great bloke and made the course very enjoyable and I gained a lot from it. Top marks 3B and Mr Burgess. Cheers Andy
Andy Lewis (JN Bentley)
A big thanks to Dave. Top bloke got me through the course with his excellent teaching skills, many thanks
Martin Sotheran


  • How long is this CITB SSSTS course?
    How long is this CITB SSSTS 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.


  • Is this SSSTS course accredited?

    Yes, this course is CITB accredited.

    Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate within 6-8 weeks which lasts for 5 years.


  • Is this SSSTS 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

  • What is the natural progression after CITB SSSTS course?

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

  • 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.

Next Available Course Dates - CITB SSSTS Course

Next Available Course Dates - CITB SSSTS Course

  • Blackburn

    3B Training
    Unit 6
    Point 65 Business Centre,
    Greenbank Way,
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

    23 Royal Scot Road
    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

    Unit 1 Meadow View
    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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