Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R)

Update and revise your health & safety knowledge

Refresh your knowledge of the Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) with our one-day course. 

Accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), this SSSTS refresher course enables site supervisors to refresh their skills, update their knowledge, and keep their professional qualification valid. 

The SSSTS refresher provides candidates with an updated understanding of the relevant health, safety, welfare, environmental, and legal issues, including any legislation changes that affect their role and workplace

Who is the course suitable for?

The CITB SSSTS refresher course is suitable for site managers, agents, and other construction industry professionals who have gained SSSTS accreditation in the past five years. Each SSSTS certificate lapses after five years, so the fresher course must be completed before that date. If the certificate is allowed to expire, you can only regain it by retaking the full SSSTS course.

Course Duration

Our classroom based course will take place over 1 day.


This is a highly interactive remote classroom course allows you to study your SSSTS refresher online and incorporates case studies, classroom discussion, group work, and individual or group presentations. Subjects covered are:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act and HSE regulations 
  • Control measures and risk assessments 
  • Legal responsibilities of site supervisors 
  • Specific site issues that challenge supervisors daily 
  • Useful toolbox talks (a short presentation on a specific area of health and safety, presented by the candidates) 
  • Supervision of occupational health 
  • Behavioural safety

Learning outcomes

  • Enhanced awareness of site health and safety issues
  • Improved knowledge of any recent construction legislation developments — plus health, safety, welfare and environmental issues
  • Identify measures that will assist in the practical implementation of their responsibilities, as established by new legislation and changing working practices
  • Gain a better understanding of health and safety risks
  • Demonstrate and apply the principles of safe workplace practices
  • Understand the principles behind a risk assessment
  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment


The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Next steps

Each SSSTS certificate should be renewed every five years via the refresher course. This is to allow for changes in technology, legislation, environmental management, and cultural behaviour.

Candidates can also progress to the Site Management Safety Training Scheme course. 

Booking Options

Classroom Learning

at our centre in Liverpool
£ 195 + vat
  • Get away from the workplace
  • Face-to-face support with highly experienced tutors
  • Network and interact with fellow delegates


run at your premises
£ 550 excludes CITB fees
  • Study alongside colleagues and learn together
  • Classroom or blended learning from home
  • Course customised to your workplace

Over 20yrs experience

High pass rates

Experienced tutors

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