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Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (Online)

This course will be conducted through video conferencing. It facilitates interactive two-way communication, allowing delegates to ask questions. Each attendee must have a webcam and microphone for identity verification and the ability to respond to examination questions.

Who is this course for 

This two-day Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. The SSSTS course has become the minimum requirement for all site supervisors to hold before setting foot on site and is the ideal stepping stone to progress onto the SMSTS course in the future.

It 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 overview (PDF download)


This course aims to help 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

By 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 safety
  • 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

Entry requirements 

Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a supervisor

Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level

Please Note: The minimum age of attendance for this course is 16 years old, however delegates who are under the age of 18 must bring a completed parental consent form to the first day of the training course.


This is a two-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course (15 hours) to be eligible for certification

Training course content  

Delegates taking the SSSTS course will be able delegates to achieve all of the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course.

Module 1

  • Health and safety law
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)
  • Health and safety management systems
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Statutory inspections and checks
  • Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health
  • Leadership and worker engagement

Module 2

  • Health and welfare of the workforce
  • First aid and emergency procedures
  • Hazardous substances
  • Asbestos
  • Dust and fumes
  • Noise and vibration
  • Manual Handling

Module 3

  • Site set up and security
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Electricity
  • Plant and work equipment
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment

Module 4

  • Working at height
  • Excavations
  • Underground and overhead services
  • Confined spaces
  • Temporary works

Module 5

  • Environmental awareness
  • Pollution
  • Waste materials
  • Nuisance

Training & Assessment Methods 

Group discussion, exercises and case studies will be supplemented with classroom based tutorial and there will be an element of home study for delegate to complete.

Delegates will be continuously assessed during the course in preparation for the final examination, and must pass:

Course times

Usually 8.45am start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.


Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) certificate valid for five years.

Please note, CITB no longer produce physical certificates, all certificates are produced digitally and sent to DSG Academy within 28 working days of the end of the course, and will then be sent to the delegate

Grants and Funding 

DSG Academy is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing employers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses. The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.

AdditionAL information 

  • Please inform us if you have any serious health issues, physical problems or are taking any medication which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course
  • For online courses, the content will be remotely delivered by a tutor in a virtual online classroom and you must have access to a suitable PC, laptop or tablet with a robust high-speed internet connection sufficient to cope with online delivery.
  • You will also need a suitably sized quiet room where they can carry out the course without interruptions
  • Identification will be checked prior to starting the course and the examination
  • The examination will be carried out using an online examination tool (Classmarker or Microsoft Forms) and will be subject to online video invigilation.
  • Delegates who do not complete the full tuition time will not be issued with a certificate and will be charged in full
  • Failure to meet any of these site requirements will result in the course being cancelled and charged in full
  • All prices shown are subject to VAT
  • The training grant aid is provided in accordance with the current CITB grants scheme
  • Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).
  • You will complete an induction prior to starting the course
  • Onsite Programme Delivery – Bring our programmes to your premises, DSG Academy offer dedicated training tailored to meet the specific needs of your employees or workers. This course can be conveniently delivered at your site.
  • Targeted Training – Onsite training guarantees practical sessions that focus on product and task specificity, elevating the learning experience.
  • Adaptable Training – Choose training times that suit your workforce, whether during regular work hours, evenings, or weekends.
  • Minimised Travel Costs – Onsite training eliminates the need for additional travel or over-night expenses.
  • Minimal Downtime – With training on site and some courses completed in three hours, del-egates can quickly return to critical tasks, minimising downtime.

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Price: £199.00


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