Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

While technically not a licence, the Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is the qualification required in obtaining a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.

LICENCE Name

Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

AUTHORITY

CITB: Construction Industry Training Board

TIME TO GET LICENCED 2 days
COST £200.00
VALID FOR 5 years
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years, right to work in UK
QUALIFICATION(S) NEEDED Building, construction and civil engineering related experience
STEPS
1 Have relevant experience in the following industries
Building
Construction
Civil engineering
2 Attend Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme Scheme
2-days
Multiple choice 25 question examination
3 Receive SMSTS Certificate
Get Licenced

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What is the Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme?

Endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites and accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). 

The Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is the qualification required in obtaining a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.

Eligibility

Anyone aged over the age of 18 years old with sufficient experience and knowledge in either building, construction or civil engineering.

What Does The Course Include?

The SSSTS course is an ideal foundation for attaining a basic understanding of health & safety duties and responsibilities for junior management in construction work.

Content included in the course over a 2-day period include:

An introduction into health and safety on site, as well as welfare and environmental issues that those in a supervisory role must be aware of.

Legal responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors whilst safely managing a construction site

What is expected of site supervisors, including occupational health issues that arise within the construction sector

An understanding of how health and safety law is structured, and how the role of a supervisor links in with the role of a site manager when controlling site safety

Risk assessments – how to carry these out and why method statements are a legal requirement

Fire prevention and control, control of hazardous substances, CDM (Construction Design Management) Regulations, Working at Height, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), manual handling, accidents and first aid

How to carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings

Understanding the need for proactive and reactive monitoring

There will also be a multiple-choice examination at the end of the course.

FAQs

The SSSTS course runs over 2 days.
Candidates will receive a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.
The CITB Site Safety Plus certificate is valid for 5 years.
You must renew this qualification every five years by attending the SSSTS refresher course. You need to do this before your certificate expires or you will need to re-take the full SSSTS course.