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SSSTS - Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (CITB) - Virtual


Moving up to a supervisory role is a fantastic opportunity within our industry, and with it comes a multitude of responsibilities. To supervise effectively and work well between management and workers on the ground, supervisors must understand all aspects of their role and none more so than the safety of their site and people.

This Site Supervisor Training Scheme course introduces health and safety, welfare and environmental issues to workers that need knowledge of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work. Training provides delegates with a sound knowledge base enabling them to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site, covering all relevant legislation and essential elements relating to site safety in a supervisory role.

The core aim is for them to know:

  • Why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • What is expected of them from management, site workers and suppliers
  • Their contribution to the safety of the workplace
Course Outline

This course consists of classroom-based exercises and tutorials featuring best practice sharing, group work, and case studies. In addition, delegates will cover legislative and practical knowledge and awareness of site safety.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. Learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced educators will coach and assess delegates throughout this two-day course, with delegates finishing the session delivering a Toolbox Talk and taking a written exam. To qualify for the certificate, they must pass the examinations with a minimum 80% pass grade, after which they will receive a five-year certification.

Course Programme

This training is vital for supervisors to help manage site health, safety and welfare in all operations. Delegates will review legal requirements, learn safety measures, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures.

The course will take delegates through:

  • An introduction to health and safety law, duties, responsibilities, enforcement and sanctions
  • Developing a health & safety management system
  • Occupational health – drugs and alcohol issues and policies
  • Fire prevention measures and controls
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Hazardous substances - identification, management and control
  • CDM - Construction (Design & Management) regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects
  • Working at height, including equipment and regulations
  • PPE
  • Manual handling, including importance and regulations
  • Accidents and first aid
  • Toolbox talks - a short presentation on singular aspects of health and safety
On Completion

On completing this Site Supervisor Safety Training (SMSTS) course, delegates will:

  • Understand the problems within the industry
  • Have a relevant understanding of how health and safety law is structured
  • Identify how their supervisory role fits in with the manager in controlling the site safely
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
  • Conduct site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • Understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their importance
Who Should Attend?

This CITB SSSTS course is for first-line managers, including those who have to or are about to gain supervisory responsibilities. Ultimately, the delegate will be looking to further their career within construction by taking on further management responsibilities.

Course Duration

This two-day course trains delegates to understand the challenges, processes and fundamentals of site safety supervision, legislation and regulations on completion and certification.

Why Citrus?

Citrus Training is one of the UK's largest and most trusted training providers of CITB accredited courses. Our name is synonymous with quality and the customer experience as we work tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

With close to 20-years of practical experience in delivering Site Safety Plus courses, Citrus Training has over 50,000 successfully trained workers in the market to date. We train delegates in our industry-leading facilities nationwide, helping to bring together the optimum mix of solutions, ensuring you apply the hierarchy of risk control most effectively.  Our in-house and employed Site Safety Plus trainers deliver premium training standards, consistency, and quality, resulting in unrivalled training practices and processes. And with some courses available virtually, we can keep industry standards high, no matter where they train from.

Clients can take advantage of our fully-managed delivery, offering regional engagement, skills and competency management, CITB levy and grants, skills cards and test management services, ensuring all bases are covered. The result is market-leading training practices and services, serving businesses and customers across the country.

Things You Need to Know

For SSSTS training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom available has a 240v power supply and is suitable, safe and risk assessed for the number of delegates attending. 

In addition, delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course so that we can make adjustments where possible.

Popular FAQ's

Unfortunately, there is no grace period for the SSP certificates. Therefore, delegates may need a refresher course before the current certificate expires.

No, you will need a laptop or computer with a microphone and webcam to access the course.

Five years.

Yes, you can, as long as you pay into the CITB levy. As an ATO, we will do this automatically for you if we have your CITB number.

Your certificate will take approximately four weeks to arrive. Certificates are issued digitally from CITB via your email address.

Yes, with a parental / guardian form signed so the delegate can sit the course. This form MUST be completed and sent to us BEFORE the course's start date.

You must have a good understanding of the English language (spoken and written).

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Over 100+ training centres nationwide, with 150+ technical trainers, delivering upwards of 250+ courses to over 40,000+ delegates each year. Thats why we're the UK's trusted training provider.

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