The SSSTS course provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues. The course provides the delegate with an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities.
How long is the SSSTS course?
Two (2) day.
Who should attend the SSSTS?
Site Supervisors, Supervisors-to-be.
Is the SSSTS course accredited?
When does my SSSTS certificate expire?
Five years (you will need to attend an SSSTS Refresher).
This course is ideal for:
By the end of the Construction Industry Training Board Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme course, the delegate will:
Have gained knowledge and skills in the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Understand how to manage day-to-day challenges.
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.
This SSSTS Course covers a wide range of key areas, such as:
The occupational health problems within the construction industry, and how site supervisors can address them.
How health and safety law is structured.
How to properly carry out risk assessments, and understanding the need for method statements.
How to carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings.
The importance of both proactive and reactive monitoring.
How to intervene in a timely manner when bad practice is identified.
The content covered by the course includes:
Fire prevention & control.
Control of hazardous substances.
Construction design management regulations (CDM).
Working at height.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Delegates will attend an exam at the end of the training, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions selected by CITB. Delegates are also required to contribute throughout the course and will need to complete a toolbox talk, case study exercise and trainer review.
The certificate is valid for five years, so once this time has passed you must attend the one-day SSSTS Refresher course to reinstate the qualification.
Further qualifications include the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (CITB SMSTS), but you may also consider progressing onto the NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision.
To be able to read, write and understand English to a good level. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
If you need to re-sit the test, you must do this within 90 days of the original course date.
You will need to provide a valid photographic ID on all days of the training such as a copy of your passport or driving licence.