CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)


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This two-day SSSTS course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.

It will provide delegates with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation, alongside legal responsibilities associated with work activities which will include fire prevention, risk assessment, method statements, tool box talks and site inductions.

It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise more effectively and understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified. 

Note: This course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all supervisors working on Build UK sites.

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Course Information

Course Overview

The two day SSSTS course will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.

The aims of this course are to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand why they are carrying out their identified duties, what is expected of them and how they contribute afterwards to the workplace. 

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the problems of the industry
  • Understand how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
  • Identify how your supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
  • Carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • Monitor site activities effectively
  • Understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified

Course Content

The course will cover the following topic areas:

  • The role of the supervisor
  • Health and safety law
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Health and safety enforcement
  • Safe systems of work
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Dermatitis
  • Asthma
  • Health monitoring
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Order) 2005
  • Fire prevention (Fire Plan)
  • Method statement
  • Principal of prevention 
  • Special considerations
  • Health and safety management
  • Safety policies
  • Measuring performance
  • Permit systems
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Respiratory risks
  • Fire prevention / control and other emergencies. 

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded with a CITB certificate. 

CITB SSP Courses - Mandatory Requirements

Delegates will be required to bring some form of photographic identification with them on the day of their course. Where identification is not provided by a delegate, they will be refused attendance on the course. 

In order to attend this course delegates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.

Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance.

For those using public transport, Chertsey is served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.

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Additional information


15 and 16 August 2024, 21 and 22 November 2024