CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

The site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) is a two-day course designed for site supervisors, or aspiring site supervisors. 

Course Overview

The course covers health and safety law and how it applies to supervisors, supervisory responsibilities in controlling site safety, risk assessments and the need for method statements, effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings, monitoring site activities effectively and timely intervention when bad practice is identified. 

Course Objectives

The 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

Course Content


  1. Health and safety law
  2. Construction Regulations 2015
  3. Health and safety management systems
  4. Risk assessments and method statements
  5. Statutory inspections and checks
  6. Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health
  7. Leadership and worker engagement


  1. Health and welfare of the workforce
  2. First aid and emergency procedures
  3. Hazardous Substances
  4. Asbestos
  5. Dust and fumes
  6. Noise and vibration
  7. Manual handling


  1. Site set up and security
  2. Fire prevention and control
  3. Electricity
  4. Plant and work equipment
  5. Lifting operations and lifting equipment


  1. Working at height
  2. Excavations
  3. Underground and overhead services
  4. Confined spaces
  5. Temporary works


Delegates must be competent in English language at site supervisor level.