SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme

Per delegate
Next date
  • Duration:
    2 days, usually 08:30 to 16:30
  • Location:
    Kent Training Centre - TN9 1SS
  • Level:
  • 16 places available
  • 5 Year Certification
  • CITB Certificate
Group booking? Call on 0333 666 0555 for competitive pricing
All Upcoming DatesAll prices are exclusive of VAT
When: Where: Price:

13 places left
Kent Training Centre

12 places left
Kent Training Centre

16 places left
Kent Training Centre
£275.00 £235.00

16 places left
Kent Training Centre
£275.00 £235.00

16 places left
Kent Training Centre
£275.00 £235.00

16 places left
Kent Training Centre
£275.00 £235.00

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Not sure? Contact us or call us on 0333 666 0555

image description

Course Overview

The CITB Construction Skills Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Course is designed for team leaders, foremen, gangers, first line managers and supervisors with supervisory responsibilities and a need to understand their legal duties within the construction industry.

Through an understanding of legal responsibilities supervisors can better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of safety on site. The SSSTS course is an ideal foundation for attaining a basic understanding of health & safety duties and responsibilities for junior management in construction work.

Kentec Training can run this course over 2 consecutive days or on a day release schedule. The courses run frequently at our Kent Training Centre, or we can accommodate in-house courses at your chosen venue. Contact us on 0333 666 0555 for more information and preferential rates.

Assessment will be by an exam paper and the completion of a case study exercise and trainer review. The examination demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both an assessment and examination. Delegates are expected to be interactive during the course and there is also a mandatory toolbox talk to be completed.

At the end of the theory session on day two, delegates will take a short 25 question multiple choice and 3 short written question test. There are 4 safety critical questions that must be answered correctly. For the last 10 minutes of the examination, delegates may use their books for reference.

Please note that the course price includes a same day resit, in the event that delegates do not correctly answer a safety critical question.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation and written assessment.

This two-day course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.

The SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction supervisors.

A natural progression from this course would be to attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Course.

Upon successful completion of this course each delegate will receive a CITB Construction Skills e-Certificate of Training, valid for a period of 5 years from the course date. This is a two-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course (15 hours) to be eligible for certification.

To remain certified in this area, you will need to take an SSSTS Refresher Course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken again.

Delegates must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days, must complete the course within two weeks. Delegates unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. certificated sickness) will need to enrol onto a new course in order to maintain continuity of learning outcomes and attend both days again.

Delegates who do not complete the two full days and pass the end of course examination will not be issued with a certificate.

The course content includes the following topics delivered over 2 days:

  • Health & Safety Law, including CDM Regulations
  • Health & Safety management systems, risk assessments and method statements
  • Statutory inspections and checks, reporting accidents, injuries and ill health
  • Leadership and worker engagement
  • Health & Welfare of the workforce, first aid and emergency procedures
  • COSHH, Asbestos, Dust, Fumes, Noise and Vibration and Manual Handling
  • Site set up and security, fire prevention and control, electrical safety, temporary works and plant and work equipment
  • Lifting operations and equipment, working at height and excavations
  • Underground and overhead services and confined spaces
  • Multiple Choice Examination

"The instructor was excellent. Had fun with the group but also put across the point of the course very well"
- Stephen Osmond

"The instructor was an excellent teacher/trainer. He was lively and entertaining. Kept us all awake and interested. I enjoyed his sessions"
- Alan Sprules

"A thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening course, very well presented and very informative"
- Kevin Ryan

"Top marks to the instructor. Excellent tutor, engaged us all, very knowledgeable. Recommend to others"
- David Hawthorne

"Very good course, the instructor is a very nice bloke and makes everybody feel involved and a credit to your company"
- Nicola Adams