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.