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).
This is a two-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course (15 hours) to be eligible for certification.
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. Upon successful completion of this course each delegate will receive a CITB Construction Skills Certificate of Training, valid for a period of 5 years.
As of December 2015, CITB has removed the grace period for renewing all CITB Site Safety Plus Courses, to remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.
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 CITB SSSTS Course agenda includes:
- 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
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- Alan Sprules
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- Kevin Ryan
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- David Hawthorne
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