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Course overview

The SSSTS course is particularly focused on the legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities and highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.

This course is often a requirement for individuals to be considered competent in a supervisory role on construction sites in the UK. It is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and is part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses. The training typically covers topics such as the Health and Safety at Work Act, specific site issues that challenge supervisors, effective toolbox talks, and supervision of occupational health.

Course Types

Virtual Classroom

The SSSTS course can also be accessed remotely, enabling participants to undergo training and earn their certification through Virtual Classrooms. This Virtual Classroom training is designed to provide delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills without being physically present in a classroom. They can connect live with a trainer using a webcam, facilitating an interactive learning experience from any location.

Face to Face Classroom

The SSSTS course is also adaptable for a traditional classroom setting, where participants can engage in face-to-face training and earn their certification. This method provides a direct, interactive learning environment under the guidance of a qualified trainer. In-person classroom training fosters a collaborative learning atmosphere, allowing delegates to benefit from real-time discussions and hands-on experiences, enriching their understanding and skills in a structured setting.

On Site Learning

The SSSTS course is additionally available for on-site training, where we can deliver the training directly at your chosen venue or workplace. This approach allows for a tailored training experience, bringing the expertise of our qualified trainers to your location. On-site training is ideal for teams that wish to receive instruction in their own work environment, making the learning experience highly relevant and immediately applicable. This method also offers the convenience of not having to travel to a separate training location, and can be customised to fit the specific needs and schedule of your organisation.

How long is the course?

The SSSTS is a 2 day course.

Course Certification

Upon completion, learners will receive an SSSTS certificate from CITB, demonstrating their understanding of their roles and responsibilities regarding health and safety on a construction site.

The candidate will achieve a CITB renewable 5-year Site Safety Plus (SSSTS) certificate valid for 5 years.

Modules breakdown

The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course is structured into various modules, each designed to cover specific aspects of site supervision and safety. The exact content can vary slightly depending on the provider, but typically, the course includes the following key modules:

  1. Introduction to Health and Safety Law: This module provides an overview of the legal aspects of health and safety, emphasising the laws and regulations that affect the construction industry and the duties of a site supervisor.
  2. Health and Safety on Construction Sites: Focused on identifying and controlling site hazards, this module covers common risks and the necessary measures to mitigate them, including working at height, manual handling, and fire safety.
  3. Risk Assessments and Method Statements: Supervisors learn how to conduct risk assessments and develop method statements. This module emphasises the importance of these tools in maintaining a safe working environment.
  4. Site Set-Up and Security: Covers the essentials of setting up a construction site, including site layout, security, and the management of contractors and visitors.
  5. Supervising Occupational Health: This module addresses the importance of managing occupational health on the construction site, discussing issues such as stress, noise, vibration, and substance abuse.
  6. Working at Height: This focuses on the specific risks associated with working at height and the control measures that should be implemented to reduce these risks.
  7. Toolbox Talks and Safety Communication: Teaches supervisors how to effectively communicate safety information to their teams through toolbox talks and other communication methods.
  8. Environmental Issues in Construction: An overview of the environmental impacts associated with construction activities and the supervisor’s role in minimising negative impacts.
  9. Accident Reporting and Investigation: Supervisors learn the procedures for reporting accidents and the basics of conducting investigations to determine causes and prevent future incidents.
  10. Monitoring Safety Performance: This module focuses on how to monitor and improve safety performance on the site, including the use of key performance indicators and audits.

The SSSTS course concludes with an assessment to test the knowledge and understanding of the participants. Successful completion of the course results in certification, which is valid for five years, after which a refresher course is required to maintain the qualification.

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Recently completed the SSSTS course with Skills Training Group

Recently completed the SSSTS course with Skills Training Group and I'm thoroughly impressed. The instructors were knowledgeable and engaging, making complex topics easy to understand. The course was well-structured, blending theory with practical examples. I feel much more confident in my supervisory role now. Highly recommend for anyone in construction looking to step up their safety game!

Review by James O'Connor

The SSSTS course provided by Skills Training Group was top-notch

The SSSTS course provided by Skills Training Group was top-notch. The instructors were experts in the field, offering in-depth insights and practical advice. The course layout was logical and easy to follow, and the mix of theory and interactive activities kept it interesting. I now feel more equipped to handle safety responsibilities on site. This course is an excellent investment for anyone in a supervisory role in construction.

Review by Mark Thompson

I had an excellent experience with the SSSTS course at Skills Training Group

I had an excellent experience with the SSSTS course at Skills Training Group. The course was well-paced, and the instructors were very knowledgeable, providing insights beyond just the course material. The practical focus of the course has given me valuable tools and knowledge to apply in my daily supervisory role. The supportive environment and comprehensive content make this course stand out.

Review by Emily Chen

Exceptional Learning Experience with Virtual SSSTS Course

I recently completed the virtual SSSTS course, and it was nothing short of remarkable. The seamless transition from a traditional classroom to a virtual format was impressive. The live, instructor-led sessions were as engaging as any in-person class I've attended. The instructor was not only an expert in the field but also adept at using digital tools to enhance our learning experience. The interactive discussions and group activities were particularly effective, allowing for real-time collaboration with peers from various locations. What stood out for me was the convenience and flexibility of the course – being able to participate from my home office without the hassle of commuting was a major plus. The course materials were comprehensive and tailored for online learning, making complex topics accessible and understandable. Completing the assessment online and receiving my certification digitally was the cherry on top of a very well-organised and informative course. I highly recommend this virtual SSSTS course for anyone looking to upscale their safety management skills in construction, with the added benefit of modern, flexible learning

Review by Carlos Rivera

Excellent Virtual SSSTS Course

I recently completed the virtual SSSTS course and was thoroughly impressed. The online format was convenient and flexible, allowing me to learn from the comfort of my own space. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging, making complex topics easy to understand. Interactive sessions added a collaborative feel, akin to a traditional classroom. Highly recommend for anyone in construction seeking to enhance their supervisory skills.

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