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What is the SSSTS?

SSSTS stands for Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme and is a 2-day course. The SSSTS is an accredited CITB Site Safety Plus (SSP) training course designed for individuals who currently have, or are about to have, supervisory responsibilities on a construction site. The SSSTS course is a nationally recognised safety qualification, and many major contractor groups have made it a requirement for all supervisors working on-site. The certificate for the SSSTS course is valid for 5 years and to remain certified in this area, you will need to complete the SSSTS refresher 1-day course before the expiry date of your certificate. If the refresher course isn’t completed before your certificate expires then the full 2-day course will need to be retaken.

What does the SSSTS course cover?

The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course covers all applicable legislation as well as other aspects affecting safe working in the building, construction, and civil engineering industries. It emphasises the importance of risk assessment in the workplace, implementation of necessary control measures, and adequate communication in order to maintain a health and safety culture among the workforce. The SSSTS course is approved by Build UK and exceeds the CITB standard for construction supervisor training.

The SSSTS course aims to assist site supervisors in supervising health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their role, develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety, and welfare of workers on site, and to recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive, and environmentally friendly.

How long is the SSSTS course?

The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is a 15-hour course that takes place over two days. To be eligible for the certification, you must complete the entire 15-hour course.

The course must be completed in order and, when the days aren’t consecutive, the course must be completed within two weeks. If you’re unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. certificated sickness) you will need to enrol onto a new course and, to maintain continuity of learning outcomes, must attend both days again. A certificate won't be given to delegates who don't finish the two full days, pass the trainer review, and pass the final exam.

What is the SSSTS Assessment?

The assessment for the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course will be by an end of course examination and the trainer review. To achieve the SSSTS certificate you must pass the exam and also pass all three elements of the trainer review.

What is the SSSTS exam?

The SSSTS exam paper consists of 25 questions, of this 22 questions are multiple choice and 3 are short written questions and answers. The examination must be completed within the allotted 30 minutes and during the last ten minutes of the exam, delegates are permitted to use the Construction site supervision (GE706) publication.

What to do after the SSSTS?

A logical next step after taking this course is to attend in the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

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