This Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS training course) is aimed at first line managers, including those who have to or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities.
The SSSTS course provides site supervisors an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues for those requiring an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. SSSTS will provide a sound knowledge base to enable them to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site. This course is delivered by our usual team of CITB qualified instructors, in a live virtual classroom environment.
Pre-Requisites: The minimum entry equipment is a good understanding of spoken and written English
The aims and objectives on the two-day SSSTS course are to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand:
• Why they are carrying out their identified duties.
• What is expected of them.
• That they need to contribute to the safety of the workplace.
The SSSTS course content (CITB) includes:
• Health & safety law
• Developing a health & safety management system
• Occupational health – drugs and alcohol
• Fire prevention & control
• Risk assessments and method statements
• Hazardous substances
• Working at height
• Manual handling
• Accidents and first aid
• Toolbox talks
By the end of the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSS) delegates will be able to:
• Understand the problems of the industry.
• Have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured.
• Identify how their supervisory role fits in with the manager in controlling the site safely.
• 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.
This is a live virtual classroom two-day course across consecutive days. Delegates are required to complete the full course to be eligible for certification.
• This course is delivery by our team of qualified tutors, in a live virtual classroom powered by Zoom. The course is carried out as close to a normal classroom course as technology will allow but all CITB content is covered.
• Delegates are required to show original photographic identification prior to the commencement of the course, the delegate must be notified of this requirement prior to attendance.
• Delegates must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days, must complete the course within five weeks.
• Failure to complete the full course will result in them failing and, as a result, they will not receive a certificate.
• If a delegate is indisposed, in extenuating circumstances (such as bereavement or certified illness), the delegate may enrol on a new course, advice should be sought from CITB before proceeding.
• Delegates will require a certain level of IT hardware. We recommend a laptop (with camera), or a large format tablet. The use of a smart phone in our view, will not be suitable due to the content of the course. In addition, a high speed and reliable internet connection will be needed. The user will have to download the full Zom software. A full list of the technical specification can be found here.
• All courses will be delivered in English in accordance with scheme rules.
• Delegates must, therefore, be competent in English at the level required to do their job before their course commences.
• Interpreters and translators are not permitted for any part of the course qualification or examination.
• Assessment is subject to delegates completing a toolbox talk and practical exercise during the course, followed by a mixed format exam.
• The exam is subject to invigilation via webcam, and is conducted live at the end of the course via CITB’s approved system, Microsoft forms.
• The paper consists of 22 multiple choice questions and three short written questions. There are four safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must answer all four of these questions correctly in addition to achieving the minimum pass marks to be successful.
• The examination pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30).
• We suggest you share this information with the delegates prior to attending the course.
• There is an option for an examination to be re-taken if the delegate fails on the first attempt.
• Where a delegate has achieved between 70%–77% (21, 22 or 23 out of 30) in the exam or has achieved the 80% pass rate but failed the safety critical questions, the delegate may re-sit the exam. This can either be on the same day or by resitting the exam by attending the final day of another course within a 90-day period (the delegate is not obliged to re-do the course).
• If a delegate fails the re-sit, they will need to take the full course again.
• When a delegate scores less than 67% (20 correct answers out of 30) in the final exam, the delegate must attend the full course again before they can re-sit the exam.