CITB - Construction Skills Site Supervisor Safety Training Certificate (SSSTS)

Course Description

Course Aims

This course has been designed to meet the standard of the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) which is focused on meeting the health and safety knowledge and skills necessary for effective site supervisors within the construction industry. This course is for first line managers – those who have to, or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities. The course aims to highlight the need for risk assessment in the workplace, implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication and monitoring in order to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.It is designed to ensure that candidates have an overview and understanding of their responsibility for supervising and helping to oversee safety in a construction site environment.

The course is an ideal lead in for delegates who will go on to attend the five-day CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) at a later stage of their career development.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 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.

Course Content

The main topics covered by the syllabus will be best practice in areas such as:

  • Construction Accidents: types, numbers and immediate and underlying causes
  • Health and Safety Legal System
  • Acts, Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes
  • Risk Assessment in areas such as:
    • Work at height
    • Demolition
    • Noise
    • Occupational Health
    • Fire
    • Control of contractors
    • Electricity
    • Confined Spaces

Course Details

Timetable: 0900-1230 and 1300-1630 daily, plus private study.
Duration: 2 days block or day release (optional third day for shop fitting)
Training Delivery: A highly participative classroom based course centre around the use of power point presentations.
Venue: The course will be held at a suitable venue provided by the client. To include flip chart and TV.
Handout: Each candidate receives a copy of the CITB course handouts, GT 700 Tool Box Talks and GE706 Site Safety Simplified.


There is a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Certificate.

Course Details

Accredited By:

CITB - Construction Skills - CSkills


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