This two-day course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.
This course is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites and, as such, the course must be delivered as laid out in the following programme.
The course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand:
  • why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • what is expected of them
  • to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the problems of the industry
  • have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
  • identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely
  • carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
  • carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • be able to monitor site activities effectively
  • understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified.
The SSSTS course is designed to cover The Health & Safety at Work Act and the other regulations relevant to the construction industry and includes:
Risk assessments relating to construction site issues:-
Working at Height
Occupational Health
Confined Spaces
Control of subcontractors
Health issues
Toolbox Talks
Construction accidents


  • Multiple-choice assessment paper
  • Interaction of delegates during the course.
Successful participants will be awarded a CITB SSSTS certificate.