SSSTS Course – CITB Accredited

The two-day SSSTS course is a CITB Site Safety Plus accredited Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme for the construction site supervisor. This site safety qualification is now a requirement set out by Build UK (previously known as UKCG) for all supervisors who will be working on their sites. It is endorsed as the standard training for all supervisors working on Build UK sites.

sssts courseConstruction skills and construction site safety need to go hand in hand and made a priority to encourage improved work skills and reduced accidents and injuries. Not only is SSSTS training a must put in place by Build UK, it is also ideal for anyone looking to take on a supervisory role within the construction industry.

The CITB SSSTS course is designed for first line managers looking to continue or take on a supervisory role within construction. The courses are often attended by supervisors with supervisory responsibilities and therefore legal responsibilities. The training takes place over two days and will teach health and safety skills needed to maintain a safe site.

Please note that this course must not be confused with the SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) as the site management scheme is a more senior qualification with a duration of five-days.


SSSTS Course Content

The SSSTS course content will be on the importance of risk assessments in construction sectors. There is a focus on how to implement control measures on site and how to use communication to ensure the site remains safe for everyone. The CITB site supervision course content works on monitoring the control measures and work making sure that the work is carried out correctly and follows the advice and guides set out in the risk assessments.

The topics which are covered in the SSSTS course include:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act, Regulations and the Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes
  • The H&S Legal System
  • Causes, types and the numbers of construction accidents
  • Risk Assessments in all manner of construction circumstances such as:, working at height, demolition, occupational health, fire, electricity, confined spaces and the control of contractors

Training Objectives

The objectives of the SSSTS training will be to provide you with the skills required to identify problem areas found within construction industries. The training will help you to understand and appreciate proactive and reactive monitoring. It will teach you how to conduct a risk assessment and recognise the importance of method statements. How to have an understanding of the way the health and safety laws are structured. Finally, you will learn the skills needed to perform on site inductions, method statement briefs and conduct toolbox talks.

How Will The SSSTS Training Be Assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the safety training scheme SSSTS via individual and group exercises. Testing of the knowledge learned during the two days is in the form of a multiple choice CITB examination paper consisting of 25 questions. 4 of the questions will be safety critical and will require a short written answer.

Safety critical questions are worth 1-3 points each and multiple choice questions are worth 1 point each. To pass the course successfully delegates will be required to answer all of the safety critical questions correctly. The pass the exam a score of 80% (24 out of 30) will be required.

Delegates attending the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme and who successfully complete will receive a CITB certificate to show that they are able to help supervise in construction environments and have understanding when it comes to workplace safety.

The SSSTS certificate will expire after five years. Individuals who would like to renew their current CITB site supervisor certificate are required to attend one of our SSSTS Refresher courses, however if your current certificate has expired you will not be allowed to attend the refresher course, you will be required to attend the full two day course again.

Full attendance throughout the duration of the training is required. All delegates must have a good understanding of written and spoken English. Please note that translators are not permitted to attend.

Important Information

  • 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 SSSTS course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.

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.