Site Supervisors Training Scheme (SSSTS)

The course aims to highlight the importance of promoting health and safety in order to supervise effectively. Delegates will acquire an understanding of the health and safety challenges facing the industry and gain knowledge of the legal duties of a supervisor.

Delegates will identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely and understand how to carry out effective risk assessments, method statements briefings, toolbox talks and site inductions. See the course programme overview for further details of content.






2 Days

Valid for

5 Years


Supported by CITB grant

About this course

The Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is the designed for site supervisors and foremen who work in the construction sector. The 2-day SSSTS course ensures that site supervisors understand their legal responsibilities for implementing rigorous health and safety measures on site and carrying out risk assessment and method briefings.

The Site Supervisors Training Scheme course covers the following:

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Supervisory responsibilities
  • Safe systems of work
  • Health and safety management
  • Occupational health
  • Fire prevention/control and other emergencies
  • Hazardous substances (COSHH)
  • CDM regulations
  • Working at height
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Manual handling
  • Accidents and first aid
  • Risk assessments
  • Methods statements and briefings
  • Site inductions
  • Toolbox talks
  • Effective monitoring of site activity
  • Intervention skills and behaviour

Who this course is for

The SSSTS course is intended for delegates who have or are acquiring supervisory responsibilities and provides them with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues and their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities.

It is important that all delegates who attend this course have a good understanding of spoken and written English.


This interactive course is delivered through classroom based tutorials which include case studies and group discussions and presentations.


CITB Accreditation valid for 5 years.


This course is delivered using classroom-based tutorials incorporating group discussions, case studies and individual/group presentations. At the end of the course delegates will assessed by a multiple-choice test.

All candidates will receive copies of the official CITBcourse books:

  • GE706 site supervision simplified
  • GT700 toolbox talks book.

All candidates will also view ‘Shattered Lives’; a short documentary showing the impact of poor management of health and safety.

Additional Information

Courses are available at training centres nationwide. This course can also be delivered on your premises subject to minimum delegate numbers and suitability of the venue. Please contact us for information.

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  • A member of our training team will contact you with course details, locations and prices.

Entry Requirements

It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.