We have received lots of questions regarding the SSSTS course content from people in the industry. So we thought we’d provide you with all the information you need. We’ll cover the SSSTS course content and the SSSTS course certificate.
One of the questions we get asked regularly is ‘How hard is the SSSTS course?’. The only answer we can give to this is that the course is designed to be challenging. However, like all learning, you will get out what you put in to it. Make sure you ask questions and really get to grips with the content. Our trainers will be there every step of the way to help you. You must remember that we want you to pass as much as you do!
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What is the SSSTS Course
The SSSTS course is one course in the catalogue of Site Safety Plus courses. 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 will have supervisory responsibilities. The SSSTS certificate is endorsed by Build UK as the requirement for any supervisor on site. 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 involved in 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 completion of the SSSTS course you will receive a certificate. This will be sent out by CITB so you will 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 the candidate must attend a refresher course before the date of expiry.
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