What is the SSSTS course?
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) course provides an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues. It highlights legal responsibilities and the need to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.
This two-day course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.
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
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