Five tips when booking your SSSTS course
Do a refresher
An excellent tip is to make use of the shorter and cheaper refresher SSSTS course
. At one day in duration, the SSSTS refresher makes it even easier to ensure you keep your qualification up to date. Doing a refresher course in this way can save you both time and money (as the course is shorter and you will only have to travel for a day). Remember though that this option is only available to those who have previously completed a full SSSTS course
successfully and are within the designated grace period (The SSSTS certificate lasts for five years and the CITB grant an extra six months grace period after this point for refreshers to be completed).
If time and money are of key concern to you, then you should consider booking your SSSTS course
e online. Online service providers have links to training providers all over the country so can source you the closest location, best dates or cheapest course according to your needs. Contact an online service provider by phone or email and they will run the comparisons and source any information you need for you. Saving you the hassle of ringing round lots of individual providers for the best date, quote and location. In addition reputable online providers will offer the courses at exactly the same price and the individual trainers, meaning you pay nothing extra for this service!
Make sure the SSSTS is the right course or you!
An essential tip when looking to book an SSSTS course is that you ensure that it is the correct course for your needs. Many candidates confuse the SSSTS course
with the SMSTS course (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme). The SMSTS course is 5 days in duration, and is designed specifically for those managing a whole site. Where the SSSTS course is aimed at those supervising a team of workers.
Get one in a location as close to home as possible.
As the SSSTS course is well recognised wiithin the construction industry, there is a healthy number of training providers offering this course throughout the UK, regularly during the year. A great tip is to book a course either close to your home location or your work location. In this way you can minimise your travel time and cost, making further savings.
Check your course is CITB accredited
The SSSTS course has been designed by the CITB (Construction Training Industry Board) as part of their Site Safety Plus Scheme. Courses on the Site Safety Plus scheme are recognised as the construction industry standard and United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) sites insist that their supervisors holds SSSTS certificates. While the CITB does not directly deliver the Site Safety Plus courses themselves, they do accredit training providers to deliver the course in line with their strict regulations. It is therefore essential that when booking an SSSTS course, you ensure that it is delivered by a CITB accredited trainer and not just an in - house course.