Course summary
2 days
250 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Bedford, London
Professional Training

Course description


The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) would benefit anyone considering, or already holding supervisory or management responsibilities on site. It provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues for those requiring an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities.

This course is intended to give site supervisors a clear understanding of how health and safety affects their role and the practical steps they can take to ensure a safe site.

The Site Supervision Safety (SSSTS) Training Scheme can be used as a precursor to attendance on the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course and is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites.

This course runs over two consecutive days. Participants are required to attend both days to be eligible for certification. Participants must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days, must complete the course within two weeks. Participants 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. Participants who do not complete the two full days and pass the end of course examination will not be issued with a certificate.

Assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Participants are also expected to be interactive during the course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Target Audience:

Site managers.


Understanding of English language.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this course each participant will receive a CITB certificate valid for 5 years. 

Training Course Content


Day one

  • The role of the supervisor
  • Health and safety law
  • Safe systems of work
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of prevention
  • Health and safety management
  • Occupational health
  • Fire Prevention/ control and other emergencies
  • Group exercises
  • Presentation skills
  • Delivering effective toolbox talks

Day two

  • CDM
  • Welfare
  • Accidents and first aid
  • Data protection
  • Intervention skills exercise
  • Examination
  • Course review

What you will learn

  • An understanding of problems within the construction industry
  • Knowledge of how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
  • How your supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely
  • How to carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
  • How to carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • To monitor site activities effectively
  • An understanding of the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified

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THSP Risk Management

At THSP we believe that good training is the foundation to creating a positive health and safety culture within every organisation. Whilst we are approved to deliver a full range of courses by CITB, IOSH, and NEBOSH our trainers recognise...

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Unit F, Bedford Business Centre, Mile Road
MK42 9TW Bedford

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