Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

Practical summary of health & safety issues

The Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course is an accredited CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) course and is the ideal first step for site supervisors.

It provides an understanding of the relevant health, safety, welfare, environmental, and legal issues that could impact their role. The key takeaway from this classroom course is that safety is an integral part of effective site supervision. 

The United Kingdom Contractors Group endorses the SSSTS course as the standard for all supervisors who work on UKCG sites.

The SSSTS course is designed for first line managers or those preparing to undertake a site supervision role, typically supervisors, gangers, team leaders and foremen. At this stage in their career they will need to learn about monitoring the safety practices of groups of operatives.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is for first line managers, or those who have or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities.

Course Duration

Our classroom based course will take place over 2 days.


The course covers The Health and Safety at Work etc Act and regulations relevant to the construction industry, including

  • Developing a Health and Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Occupational Health
  • Fire Prevention and Control
  • Risk Assessment, Method Statements and Permit-to-work
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • CDM Regulations 2015
  • Working At Height
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Manual Handling
  • Accidents and First Aid

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the SSSTS training course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the problems of the industry;
  • Appreciate how health and safety law is structured;
  • Identify how their supervisory role fits into that of the manager in controlling site safety;
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements;
  • Carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings;
  • Understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need


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

This course is an ideal introduction for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities for junior management and upon successful completion of this course a natural progression would be the five-day Site Management Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

Booking Options

Classroom Learning

at our centre in Liverpool
£ 395 + vat
  • Get away from the workplace
  • Face-to-face support with highly experienced tutors
  • Network and interact with fellow delegates


run at your premises
£ 1,100 excludes CITB fees
  • Study alongside colleagues and learn together
  • Classroom or blended learning from home
  • Course customised to your workplace

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