We are constantly receiving questions regarding the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme or the SSSTS course content and the SSSTS certificate from people in the industry. So we thought we’d write this blog post to provide you with all the information you need. We’ll cover the SSSTS course content and the SSSTS course certificate.
What is the SSSTS Course
The SSSTS course is one course in the catalogue of Site Safety Plus courses designed by CITB. The Site Safety Plus programme is designed with progression in mind. Therefore it includes courses for operatives all the way to senior managers. SSSTS is the supervisors course from the programme. It is for anyone who has, or is going to have supervisory responsibilities. The SSSTS certificate is endorsed by Build UK as the standard requirement for any supervisor on their sites. SSSTS training will ensure that the candidate understands why they carry out their duties, what is expected of them and how they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
The SSSTS Course Content
The delivery of the SSSTS course content is over two days. It covers the legal responsibilities of supervisors and also the obligation that they have to promote health and safety in their role. It also provides an understanding of the welfare and environmental issues that are related to their work activities.
The SSSTS course content includes:
Legal and Management
- Health and safety law
- CDM regulations
- Health and safety management system.
- Risk assessments and also method statements
- Leadership and worker engagement
- Statutory inspections, checks and monitoring
Health and Welfare
- First aid and also emergency procedures
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Hazardous substances
- Dust and fumes
- Noise and vibration
- Manual Handling
- Site set up and also security
- Fire prevention and also fire control
- Electrical safety
- Temporary works
- Work equipment and hand-held tools
- Site transport safety
- Lifting operations
- Lifting equipment
- Working at height
- Underground and also overhead services
- Confined spaces
- Environmental management
- Waste management
- Working over or near to water
The SSSTS Certificate
Upon successful completion of the SSSTS course the candidate will receive a certificate. This will be sent out by CITB so the candidate will usually receive it a few weeks after the course. The candidate must attend both days of the two-day course and pass the multiple-choice test at the end of the course. The SSSTS certificate is valid for 5 years. For the renewal of the certificate a refresher course the candidate must complete before the date of expiry.