IMPORTANT NOTICE: It’s Possible to Attend this in ‘Virtual Trainer’ Format During COVID-19 Lockdown
All delegates who have an expiry date on their SSSTS certificates after the 15th of March 2020 now have until the 30th of November to refresh.
Scheme Rules have been implemented by the CITB as a result of extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of training to the construction industry. This measure is designed to maintain a level of training in the industry for existing Site Supervisors, ensuring a continued understanding of legislative changes and their impact on the workplace. During the COVID-19 lockdown SSSTS Refresher (Virtual Trainer) course can be attended at home.
Certificate Expiry – any delegate whose SSSTS achievement has expired since 15 March 2020 and who hasn’t been able to renew in time due to COVID-19, will be allowed to take the refresher rather than the full course. This amendment will remain in place until 30th September 2020. CITB will continue to review this date to ensure that delegates are not unduly disadvantaged, due to COVID-19.
SSSTS Refresher Course
The CITB SSSTS Refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the two day CITB SSSTS course within the last five years and can provide proof of successful attendance. Details of the training venue and the date of the course should also be provided if known. Only those individuals who have passed the two day Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme course and provided evidence of this will be eligible to attend the refresher training.
This Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme refresher training aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The SSSTS Refresher course includes a wide range of topics which have been affected by the changes to procedures built upon the material in the original course.
Objectives of the Training
The aims and objectives of the refresher training is to raise awareness of current trends within the Health and Safety Executives direction of enforcement. Improve awareness of recent development in construction, legislation, health and safety, waste, environmental issues and measures that support the implementation of responsibilities under new legislation.
The SSSTS Refresher course content will teach individuals to:
- be aware of their responsibilities under health and safety welfare and environmental issues.
- be able to implement all relevant legislation which effects them as a supervisor.
- be more aware of their duties and responsibilities to manage their daily activities.
- Photographic I.D. is required for all delegates
- Written parental consent is required for all delegates under 18 years of age
- Failure to provide this on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.
CITB Site Safety Plus Publication / Workbooks
All CITB Site Safety Plus courses advertised on our website include access to Construction Site Skills publications. Dependent on the accredited CITB training provider, delegates are given the option of taking away training materials in the following formats
- hard copy workbooks
- access to a materials online
CITB Levy Payers
To allow for the automated process of claiming back the training grant, please ensure that delegates attending courses, take the Levy Number & enter it on the relevant section of the course paperwork. Retrospective claims may not be accepted.