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SSSTS – Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme 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 recieve 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.

Course Availability

Goldcross Training runs the SSSTS course frequently to meet the needs of its delegates.  We also understand that many individuals cannot afford to take time off during the week and for that reason you will find our two-day SSSTS course is delivered in a number of different ways:

SSSTS Course Frequency

New courses start weekly at one of our training centre’s throughout Central & South East England and we are able to provide for in-house courses at your organisations venue should that be preferable.

All of our CITB Site Safety Supervisor (SSSTS) courses run from:- 08:30 – 16:30.

Contact us on 0203 633 5505 for more information or to obtain our price match guarantee.

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CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Courses

SSSTS Course Detail

The 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 assessements, 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.


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.

Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) Course Overview

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.

SSSTS 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.

Course delegates can re-sit assessments at the next possible opportunity in accordance with CITB rules. Delegates are not automatically re-entered for re-sits, so it is incumbent on the delegate to notify the course administrator of their intention to re-sit by contacting If it is agreed, you will receive confirmation of the decision once your request has been considered.

Re-Sit Requirements

Where a delegate has passed the trainer’s review and gained between 70%–77% (21, 22 or 23 out of 30) in the examination or has achieved the 80% pass rate but failed the safety critical questions, the delegate may re-sit the examination. This can either be on the same day or by resitting the exam by attending another course on the final day within a 90-day period (the delegate is not obliged to re-do the day’s course).


If a re-sit is undertaken on the same day there will be no charge to the delegate however we reserve the right to charge an appropriate admin fee if the delegate elects to undergo the resit on an alternative date.

Course Failure

Should a delegate score less than 67% (20 correct answers out of 30) in the final examination, they must attend the full SSSTS/SSSTS-R course again prior to being allowed to re-sit the examination.

Should a delegate fail a re-sit examination they will need to take the SSSTS/SSSTS-R course again.

CITB Course 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 recieve 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.

Pre-Requisites for the SSSTS Course

The minimum entry requirement for the SSSTS course is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us on 0203 633 5505.

Site Safety Plus (SSP) Scheme

The SSSTS course is only one of the courses provided as part of the Site Safety Plus (SSP) scheme.  These courses provide the construction industry with a suite of courses aimed at health and safety on construction sites and ongoing career development in order to maintain a safe workforce.

Here at Goldcross Training we offer the following additional courses that form part of the SSP scheme:

SSP Course Design

The courses are designed to give everyone from senior managers to operatives the skills they need to progress through the industry.  The starting point is a one-day Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) course, a qualification that underpins the issue of a CSCS Labourer Card, to the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).  At Goldcross Training we aim to ensure that everyone benefits from the best possible training which is why we only use fully accredited and experienced instructors.

Price Match Guarantee

We will price match any identical course in the same region. (Our prices inc. exams & books)

Numerous Locations

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

Weekend Courses

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

Happy Delegates!

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

No Hidden Extras

Prices are fully inclusive of registration fees, publications & exams.

High Quality Teaching

Practically experienced Trainers in your chosen field of study.

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