SSSTS Training

No Grace Period: In January 2016 CITB changed rules surrounding the ‘grace period’ on Site Safety Plus products. You no longer have a ‘grace period’ on an SSSTS qualification. If you need to renew your qualification on a 1-day course; this must be completed before your certificate expiry.

Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

The two-day SSSTS training course introduces site supervisors to their legal responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare and environmental issues in the work place.

The SSSTS health and safety training course is one of the most highly regarded training courses within the construction industry and is taken by thousands of people each year.

The United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) recognises the SSSTS training course as meeting the required standard for all supervisors working on UKCG sites.

CITB Training Courses in Essex, London & the South East

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SSSTS Pre-Entry Requirements

You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

SSSTS Assessments and Questions Papers:

The SSSTS training course is a highly interactive course delivered by PowerPoint, case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. In addition you will be required to do some home study and revision outside of the course. You will be continuously assessed and required to successfully complete a multiple-choice test.

Delegates must attend all SSSTS training sessions, without full attendance; the SSSTS training objectives will not be met and a SSSTS certificate will not be awarded.

Course Content

A 2-day SSSTS training course covers:

Day one:

  • The role of the supervisor
  • Health and Safety Law, Health and Safety at Work Act., Health and Safety enforcement
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Method statement
  • Principles of prevention
  • Special considerations
  • Health and Safety management
  • Safety policies
  • Measuring performance
  • Permit systems
  • Occupational health
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Asbestos
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Dermatitis
  • Asthma
  • Health monitoring
  • Fire prevention/control
  • Fire plan
  • Firefighting
  • Raising the alarm
  • Other emergencies
  • Hazardous substances
  • SSSTS training Group exercise
  • Presentation skills

Day two:

  • CDM
  • Notifications
  • Duty holders
  • Competence
  • Welfare
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Manual handling
  • Accidents and first aid
  • First aid
  • Data protection
  • Behaviour
  • Intervention skills
  • Examination
  • SSSTS Course review

Course Outcome

At the end of the SSSTS training course; delegates will be aware of, and able to:

  • Understand why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • What is expected of them
  • To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workforce
  • Understand the problems of the industry
  • Have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
  • Identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
  • Carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • Be able to monitor site activities effectively
  • Understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practise is identified

Other Useful Training

Other training courses that you may find useful:

All training courses offered by Industrial Training Services Ltd are in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive and construction and industrial management committees.

Don’t forget your First Aid training or refresher course recommended every 3 years.

Further information on obtaining SMSTS qualification can be found on the CITB website.


A 2-day SSSTS course covers the following legislation:

Health And Safety at Work Act 1974
(PUWER) Provision And Use of Work Equipment Regulations
(LOLER) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
COSHH Regulations
Constructions (Design and Management) Regulations
Manual Handling Regulations
Working at Height Regulations
Asbestos Regulations
Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
First Aid Regulations