Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Course

What is SSSTS?

SSSTS is a 2 day, accredited CITB course for construction site supervisors. The SSSTS course is a nationally recognised safety qualification and it is now a requirement set out by many major contractor groups for all supervisors working on site. Very similar to the SMSTS.

What does SSSTS teach?

  • why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • what is expected of them
  • how they can contribute to the safety of the workplace

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:


  • Understand the safety concerns of construction
  • understand how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
  • identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling site safety
  • 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

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at first line managers, foreman, gangers, team leaders, supervisors and those who have, or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities.

How is the course Assessed?

At the end of the CITB SSSTS course delegates are required to sit an exam paper consisting of 25 questions, of which 4 are safety critical and require a short written answer. Multiple choice questions are worth 1 point each and safety critical questions are worth 1-3 points each. In order to pass the course delegates MUST answer ALL of safety critical questions correctly. The SSSTS Course pass rate is 80% (24 out of 30)

Delegates who successfully complete the projects and assessment are awarded the CITB SSSTS – Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme certificate which is valid for 5 years.

Where can you get one?

There are many vendors who offer training. Regardless of your location you will be able to find a local center which offers site safety training.

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