The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is designed to deliver a nationally recognised and accredited qualification for site supervisors in the construction industry.

While it’s meant to be a challenging and rigorous course, SSSTS training and certification is essential for anyone who is acting as a supervisor. Thousands of individuals undertake the course and successfully pass each year around the UK.

  • Developed by the CITB and endorsed by BuildUK, SSSTS is designed to give you a fuller understanding of the health and safety, environmental and welfare issues associated with running a busy construction site.
  • The course takes place over two days and, on successful completion, participants are awarded a certificate that is valid for 5 years.
  • After this, a refresher course is required to renew the certificate for a further 5 years.

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Who is the SSSTS Course For?

The training course is aimed at anyone who works as a site supervisor or is intending to do so.

The SSSTS course provides a recognised qualification that can lead to career development within the construction sector. It is ideal for those who want to take the next step towards site management and improve their employment and earning prospects.

What Does the SSSTS Course Involve?

With thousands of construction site workers injured each year, the SSSTS provides a standardised qualification for site supervisors across the UK. It gives you the tools to be able to implement health and safety, welfare and environmental policies onsite in conjunction with existing legislation within the industry.

The course itself is divided into different units to allow you to explore and become knowledgeable in the major aspects of running a construction site. For example, you’ll be given an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act, looking in greater detail at the construction industry and what challenges you are likely to face daily.

The course also involves how to give effective toolbox talks, short presentations to your workforce concerning health and safety. Supervising occupational health and how to ensure correct behaviour onsite are also covered.

  • Successful completion of the course involves taking a multiple-choice test as well as delivering a toolbox talk to the rest of the attending students.
  • If you pass both these, you will be awarded the SSSTS certificate, valid for the next 5 years.
  • If you don’t pass the first time, you will need to undertake a reassessment within 90 days of the original course to get your certificate.
  • Site supervisors who are reaching the end of their current 5 year period can undertake a refresher course to renew their certificate.

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Why Choose SSSTS Training?

Previous qualifications are not required to take the SSSTS course and it is open to anyone working within the construction industry. We understand that most of candidates don’t have an academic background and taking a course in a classroom is often something completely different. Tutors should be drawn from the construction industry and are experienced at delivering quality training for individuals at all levels. In short, they speak your language and understand how to present the course material for an audience that is largely made up of construction workers. While the course is intensive, it’s designed to give you a qualification that holds a lot of weight in the industry and we’re highly confident that you will pass the first time.