CITB SSSTS (Classroom)

SSSTS Course Overview

The SSSTS course is a CITB accredited Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme for the construction site supervisor.

The training scheme is now a requirement set out by the major contractors group for all supervisors who will be working on their sites. Construction skills and health and safety need to go hand in hand and made a priority to encourage improved work skills and reduced accidents and injuries. Not only is the training a must put in place by the MCG, it is also ideal for anyone looking to take on a supervisory role within the construction industry.

Who is the Training Designed for?

The CITB SSSTS training course is designed for first line managers looking to continue or take on a supervisory role within the construction industry. The training takes place over two days and will teach health and safety skills needed to maintain a safe site.

Course Content

The main focus will be on the importance of risk assessments in the construction industry. 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 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.

Topics in the Syllabus

  • The Health and Safety Acts, Regulations and the Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes
  • The Health and Safety 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


The SSSTS course will provide you with the skills to:

  • Identify problem areas found in the construction industry
  • Understand and appreciate proactive and reactive monitoring
  • Perform risk assessments and recognise the importance of method statements
  • Have an understanding of the way the health and safety laws are structured
  • Learn the skills needed to perform on site inductions, method statement briefs and toolbox talk

Assessment and Examination

Assessment is continuous throughout the site supervisor safety training via individual and group exercises. Testing of the knowledge learned during the two days is in the form of a multiple choice examination at the end of the second day.

CITB Certification

Delegates attending site supervisor safety training scheme courses and who successfully complete will receive a CITB certificate to show that they are able to help supervise in the construction industry and have understanding when it comes to health and safety in the workplace.

Further Study

Successful candidates can go on to complete the 5 day site managers safety training scheme (SMSTS) course designed for site managers and supervisors.

Refresher Training

Individuals who would like to renew their current certificate are required to attend the one day SSSTS refresher course, 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.

Can I Apply for Site Supervisor Jobs With the CITB Certificate?

sssts courseYes you can. The 2-day site supervisors course has an very high pass rate and if you are successful in completing the course you will be able to apply for SSSTS jobs which are advertised. Most construction companies and organisations now ask for the qualification as a pre-requisite when applying for site supervisor construction jobs.