If you have successfully passed the SSSTS course and been awarded the CITB accredited certificate, it is valid for 5 years. You can use the certificate to support your work as a site supervisor in the construction industry as it is a nationally recognised qualification that is backed by BuildUK.

Paying greater attention to health and safety in construction is vital, perhaps more than in any other industry. According to the HSE, there were 61,000 non-fatal injuries on building sites in 2020. The cause of accidents include:

  • Slips and falls (26%).
  • Injuries caused while carrying and lifting onsite (19%).
  • Falls from height (19%).
  • Injuries caused by moving, falling or flying objects (12%).

As well as making sure that health and safety measures are in place, site supervisors nowadays are also more heavily involved in ensuring that building companies meet their environmental obligations.

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Construction Health & Safety Awareness 2020

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Construction Skills Health & Safety Test: All the Questions & Answers

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What Does the SSSTS Certificate Mean?

The certificate means that you can work as a site supervisor on a construction site, anywhere in the UK. The initial course takes place over 2 days and gives you a grounding in various important areas.

These include understanding the Health and Safety at Work Act, how to give toolbox talks, specific issues related to construction sites, how to monitor occupational health and maintain the right behaviours among site workers.

What Happens If My SSSTS Certificate is About to Expire?

When you first take an SSSTS course and pass, you are awarded a certificate that lasts for 5 years. If you intend to continue working as a site supervisor, you will need to renew this BEFORE the certificate expires. This is mandatory unless you no longer intend to act as a supervisor or manager.

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What Is a Refresher Course?

As with other industries, best practice and legislation rarely remain static. New laws and new ways of doing things often take the place of older practices. The refresher course is designed to ensure that you are up to date with the current industry expectations for a site supervisor in the construction industry.

Unlike the original SSSTS course, the refresher takes place over 1 day and updates your skills and knowledge in line with current industry standards and legislation. This includes:

  • Learning about changes to health and safety standards.
  • Understanding method statements.
  • How your role as a supervisor fits with a management role.

The course will also revise your understanding of areas such as occupational health supervision and maintaining good behaviours onsite.

On successful completion of this one-day SSSTS course, your certificate will be renewed for a further 5 years.

Refresher SSSTS Courses with SRP Training

SRP Training is a London based business focused on delivering a variety of courses, including SSSTS refresher courses, for the construction industry. Over the years, we’ve trained more than 15,000 candidates and pride ourselves on the quality of our instructors and the level of support that we provide at all times.

All our instructors hold relevant construction industry qualifications and are highly experienced at presenting courses for individuals from all walks of life. Our inhouse SSSTS refresher courses are held over the weekend, usually on a Sunday.

This course is essential for supervisors, foremen, project managers and general managers who operate on a building site and wish to maintain their accreditation.