CITB SSSTS – Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Online (Instructor-led)

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What is the CITB SSSTS Course?

Our Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course is CITB accredited and delivered by our in-house qualified and experienced course instructors.

This two day health and safety course is designed for individuals working as supervisors in the building, civil engineering and construction industries and for those individuals about to take up those responsibilities.

CITB Accreditation

The SSSTS course is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and recognised by BuildUK as meeting the required standard for all supervisors and team leaders working on BuildUK sites.

On successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the CITB that will be valid for 5 years. In order to remain certified however, you will need to retake the course before the certificate expiry date.

Who Should Attend the SSSTS?

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

The course is an ideal lead in for delegates who will go on to attend the 5-day site managers SMSTS Training course at a later stage of their career development.

What's Included in the CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Course?

Delivery Method

Online (Instructor-led)

Course Detail

The SSSTS course will provide you with an understanding of health and safety law and how it applies to construction site supervisors.  It identifies your supervisory responsibilities in controlling a site safely through effective risk assessments, site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings. You will also learn about the monitoring of construction site activities in an effective manner and the importance of timely interventions to prevent incidents.

Course Content

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.

Course Aims

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.


All CITB SSSTS course candidates are required to reach or exceed a minimum level of achievement throughout the course with assessment being determined by:


In order to achieve the learning objectives candidates must attend both days, in accordance with the course programme.

Trainer Review

Delegates will need to pass all three elements of the trainer review to gain a pass. The three elements of the trainer review are as follows:

  • Exercise – overall, thinking about the delegate’s performance in the group exercise, did they work well as part of the team?
  • Has the delegate actively engaged with the course and the group?
  • Has the learner completed the toolbox talk?


  • The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.
  • The examination pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30).
  • The paper consists of 22 multiple choice questions and three short written questions. There are four safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must answer all four of these questions correctly to pass the exam. The multiple-choice questions are worth 1 point each, whereas written questions can score between 1-3 marks.
  • The exam paper forms part of the overall assessment of whether a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of understanding to be awarded the Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) certificate.
  • The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.
  • Delegates are permitted to use the Construction site supervision (GE706) publication for the last ten minutes of the examination period.

Accreditation & Recognition

The course is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of the Site Safety Plus course suite and also recognised by BuildUK as meeting the required standard for site supervisors working on BuildUK sites.

On successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the CITB that will be valid for 5 years. In order to remain certified however, you will need to retake the course before the certificate expiry date.


The minimum entry requirement for the CITB SSSTS course is a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Further Studying and Progression

Once candidates have successfully passed this one day health and safety awareness training course, the next step would be to enrol on a SMSTS programme, which takes place over the course of five days.

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E-learning and Online (Instructor-led) training is more flexible, efficient, and cost-effective.

Short online courses also help employers to demonstrate that they have fulfilled their legal duties to ensure their personnel have been adequately trained.

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We provide high-quality accredited courses and are one of the UK’s leading independent health & safety training company’s.

Our courses are accredited by recognised bodies including: CITB, IOSH, NEBOSH, NUCO (First Aid), City & Guilds.

We run courses from venues across the south, south east, midlands and online.

Many courses run over the weekend or as day release specifically to fit around your work schedule.

We have successfully trained many thousands, of now qualified, delegates.

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