SSSTS Courses

Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme

SSSTS

The CITB SSSTS course is an accredited Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme for the construction site supervisor, these are generally referred to as SSSTS training courses.

The supervisors safety training scheme is now a requirement set out by the major contractors group for all supervisors who will be working on their sites. Construction skills and health and safety need to go hand in hand and made a priority to encourage improved work skills and reduced accidents and injuries.

On the 2 day SSSTS training course the main focus will be on:

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF RISK ASSESSMENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
  • THERE IS A FOCUS ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT CONTROL MEASURES ON SITE AND
  • HOW TO USE COMMUNICATION TO ENSURE THE SITE REMAINS SAFE FOR EVERYONE
  • MONITORING THE CONTROL MEASURES AND WORK ACTIVITIES
  • ENSURING THAT THE WORK IS CARRIED OUT CORRECTLY AND SAFELY

 

Delegates attending CITB SSSTS courses and who successfully complete will receive a SSSTS certificate to show that they are able to help supervise in the construction industry and have understanding when it comes to health and safety in the work place. During the course the main topics of the syllabus are:

  • THE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTS, REGULATIONS
  • APPROVED CODES OF PRACTICE AND GUIDANCE NOTES
  • THE HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGAL SYSTEM
  • CAUSES, TYPES AND THE NUMBERS OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
  • RISK ASSESSMENTS IN ALL MANNER OF CONSTRUCTION CIRCUMSTANCES

 

The concise SSSTS courses will provide you with the skills to:

  • IDENTIFY PROBLEM AREAS FOUND IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
  • UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE MONITORING
  • PERFORM RISK ASSESSMENTS AND RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF METHOD STATEMENTS
  • HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS ARE STRUCTURED
  • LEARN SKILLS NEEDED TO PERFORM ON SITE INDUCTIONS, METHOD BRIEFS AND TOOLBOX TALKS

 

CITB SSSTS Courses at a Glance

The SSSTS training course is designed for first line mangers looking to continue or take on a supervisory role within the construction industry. The course takes place over two days and will teach health and safety skills needed to maintain a safe site.

A thirty minute multiple choice examination will follow the training. Upon successful completion of the SSSTS training the candidate will be awarded with the CITB Site Supervisory Safety Training Certificate.

Further Development

Successful candidates can go on to complete the 5 day site managers safety training scheme SMSTS course designed for site managers and supervisors.