What Will FACT Cover In An SSSTS Course?
Are you a site supervisor seeking to update your knowledge, or are you hoping to become a site supervisor and want all the essential learning so you can do the best possible job? Then you will need to undertake the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course.
But what does the SSSTS course involve and how hard is the SSSTS course?
How Long Is The SSSTS Certificate Valid?
If you have previously undergone this training as a site supervisor, then you may not think you need to refresh your knowledge. However, the certificate gained with this training is valid for five years, necessitating further refresher training. It is a fairly intensive course, with a wide range of information essential for your role.
Health And Safety Essentials
The SSSTS course robustly covers current Health and Safety laws, giving you an insight into any changes or updates that have occurred in the five years since you last trained. Health and safety laws are constantly evolving in line with changes to the way construction operates, so keeping up this awareness can ensure your site is compliant. Occupational health issues will also be covered, both physical and psychological, to give you better strategies for your staff.
Fire Awareness And First Aid
Every site needs a good awareness of fire prevention so that you can keep your staff safe. The SSSTS course will keep you abreast of how to roll out fire prevention guidance across your sites and appoint fire wardens. You will also receive training on accidents and first aid.
Prevention And Protection
Carrying out risk assessments is one of the most important parts of preventing accidents at work, especially on busy construction sites where much of the equipment requires special protection and specialist training. FACT will cover the importance of risk assessments, how to carry them out, and making sure you are handling hazardous substances correctly, providing staff with the right PPE for their roles.
Common Construction Necessities
The SSSTS course also covers other common issues that are encountered on sites, such as best practices with working at height and manual handling, as well as addressing CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations.
Can I Get A CSCS Card With SSSTS?
Now we know what is involved in an SSSTS course, you may wonder if you will receive a CSCS card with this course. The answer to this is no, but it does mean that you meet the Health & Safety requirements for Blue and Gold cards.
Taking the SSSTS course as a refresher is an excellent way to ensure your knowledge is relevant and high quality. Covering a variety of important topics, FACT’s SSSTS course is a good step towards keeping your site safe. Enquire here for more information.
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