SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme)

Training summary

The 2-day Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course is an accredited CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) course and is the ideal first step for site supervisors. It provides an understanding of the relevant health, safety, welfare, environmental, and legal issues that could impact their role. The key takeaway from this classroom course is that safety is an integral part of effective site supervision.

The United Kingdom Contractors Group endorses the SSSTS course as the standard for all supervisors who work on UKCG sites.


The course covers The Health and Safety at Work etc Act and regulations relevant to the construction industry, including Developing a Health and Safety Management System (SMS), Occupational Health, Fire Prevention and Control, Risk Assessment, Method Statements and Permit-to-work, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), CDM Regulations 2015, Working at Height, Personal Protection Equipment, Manual Handling and Accident and First Aid.

Who is the course suitable for?

The SSSTS course is designed for first line managers or those preparing to undertake a site supervision role, typically supervisors, gangers, team leaders and foremen. At this stage in their career they will need to learn about monitoring the safety practices of groups of operatives.

Course details:

  • 2 day CITB course
  • Location: Old School House, L36 0UX
  • Cost: £395 + VAT
  • Includes CITB fees/course book = £100
  • Assessment

    The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the SSSTS training course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the problems of the industry;
  • Appreciate how health and safety law is structured;
  • Identify how their supervisory role fits into that of the manager in controlling site safety;
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements;
  • Carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings;
  • Understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need


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