The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is a popular course for those who are undertaking a supervisory role within a construction company. The SSSTS course is relatively short but provides these individuals with the knowledge they need to effectively handle the health and safety of their chosen workplace. As the head of a team of construction workers, you will be looked to as the person to approach if your employees need to raise any concerns about their environment. You need to be fully informed about all aspects of staff safety, regardless of the size of your team. Candidates undertaking the SSSTS training will gain a well-rounded understanding of the role they play within their industry and the importance of good management.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities.
The SSSTS course is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites.
The course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand:
- Why they are carrying out their identified duties
- What is expected of them and
- To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace
The main topics covered are:
- The Health and Safety Legal System
- Construction Accidents – types, numbers and immediate and underlying causes
- Awareness of other Regulations
- Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes
- Work at Height
- Demolition Noise and Vibration
- Occupational Health
- Fire Awareness
- Control of Contractors
- Electricity and Confined Spaces
Please note that as of the 1st January 2016, CITB Site Management / Site Supervisor certificates will no longer have a six month grace period and candidates will need to attend a Refresher course before the expiry date of their original certificate.