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CITB Site Supervision Safety
Training Scheme (SSSTS)


The Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.


The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce.


The SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK and exceeds the standard set by CITB for construction supervisors training.

Occupational Relevance

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, supervisory responsibilities.


To help site supervisors to:

  • supervise 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

  • recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.

Entry Requirements


Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a supervisor. Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level.



Module 1 

  • Health and safety law

  • Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations

  • Health and safety management systems

  • Risk assessments and method statements

  • Statutory inspections and checks

  • Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health

  • Leadership and worker engagement

Module 2 

  • Health and welfare of the workforce

  • First aid and emergency procedures

  • Hazardous substances

  • Asbestos

  • Dust and fumes

  • Noise and vibration

  • Manual handling

Module 3 

  • Site set up and security

  • Fire prevention and control

  • Electricity

  • Plant and work equipment

  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment

Module 4 

  • Working at height

  • Excavations

  • Underground and overhead services

  • Confined spaces

  • Temporary works

Module 5

  • Environmental awareness

  • Pollution

  • Waste materials

  • Nuisance


This is a two-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course to be eligible for certification.



To successfully achieve the course, delegates must pass the end of course exam.


Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded certification by CITB for the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

Certificates are valid for five years upon which a CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme - Refresher (SSSTS-R) must be completed.

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