Discover SSSTS Courses in Stoke

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Acadame specialise in providing high quality CITB courses that are expertly delivered to interested parties across the UK. This Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS for short) is ideal for those interested in taking on the planning, organising, administering, and monitoring of staff. For SSSTS in Stoke, look no further than the experts at Acadame. 

As touched upon, Acadame is based in Stoke-on-Trent. The location of our HQ makes this SSSTS course perfect for anyone local Stoke and Staffordshire. Alternatively, we hold courses at a variety of locations across the UK. 

Units Covered

This SSSTS course is split into five units. Some of the modules include:

Health & Safety Law


Site set up and security 

Underground and overhead working 

Waste materials 

Environmental awareness 


CITB stands for the Construction Industry Training Board. This organisation is responsible for attracting talent and supporting skills development across the construction industry. 

We also provide SSSTS Refresher courses for those looking to brush-up on their skillset. 


Contact the team at Acadame today by calling +44 03301242165 or emailing now. You can browse upcoming SSSTS courses in Stoke now online. 

Get Started with Health & Safety Awareness

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Get Started with Health & Safety Awareness 

Our Health and Safety Awareness courses in Staffordshire can be delivered nationwide and offer individuals a chance to start their journey towards a safer and more successful work practice. Acadame is comprised of industry professionals at the top of their game, experienced in providing a fantastic level of service to those looking to learn in an efficient and comprehensive manner. 

What’s Involved?

A comprehensive and appropriate level of health and safety understanding is provided by a seasoned expert. All sessions are conducted in an efficient and professional manner, and everyone is welcome no matter their background. If you are looking to get your green card, or take part in a refresher course to improve your confidence, Acadame is here for you. 


You may browse and book all our upcoming CITB courses online. If you have any questions At Acadame we make booking simple, just find the available course at a date and time that suits you and secure your place online through our straightforward system. As touched on, we are proud to offer our Health & Safety Awareness courses in Staffordshire, Stoke, and across the UK from a number of venues. 


If you have anymore questions about starting your journey of Health and Safety Awareness in Staffordshire, contact our team today on tel:+44 03301242165 or fill out the online enquiry form. 

First Aid Training in Stoke-on-Trent

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Regardless of the type of workplace, accidents at work are common. Whether involving a tripping or slipping accident, a burn injury, cuts, injuries from falling or having something fall upon you, an injury from defective equipment, injuries from lifting, manual handling or strain injuries – the fact of the matter is, there are in infinite number of ways in which any of us could require first aid treatment  whilst at work.

Accidents will happen!

In the West Midlands alone, there were an estimated 1,570 cases per 100,000 workers of non-fatal work related injuries sustained over the period 2019/20 (Source: Health & Safety Executive), many of which occurred in Stoke-on-Trent.  Employers (including Local Education Authorities and school governing bodies) are responsible for ensuring, as far as is practicable, the health and safety of their employees whilst they’re at work, and students in the case of centres of learning.

Duty of care

Part of this responsibility is insuring you have adequate first aid provisions in place, including first aid training for select personnel. If this duty is neglected, any injuries sustained at work may be exacerbated, which is bad for the injured party, bad for you as the employer and bad for business.

Acadame offer a wide range of first aid training for Stoke-on-Trent businesses and individuals from our dedicated training centre, right here in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. People travel to us from far and wide for first aid training thanks to our hard-won reputation in the health and safety industry, but as a Stoke-on-Trent business owner, you can benefit from having us right on your doorstep!

QNUK accredited

We regularly provide accredited courses that result in the following QNUK qualifications:

If you’re unsure of what first aid training provision you require for your workplace, whether in terms of meeting your legal and/or ethical obligations, we’re here to help. If you know exactly what training you require you can head straight to our upcoming courses page and book your training. For expert consultation or straightforward advice, simply get in touch and we’ll do the rest.

Contact Acadame

If you have any questions regarding our courses that haven’t been answered online, contact a member of our team. We are always happy to help, simply call +44 03301242165 or email today.

Successful construction supervision: SSSTS

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SSSTS: Site Safety Plus / Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme

It is no secret that working in the construction industry has a unique set of risks and lots of them, from heavy machinery, exposed electricity, excavations and even just the Great British weather. Comprised health and safety not only pose danger to the workers on site but can also significantly hinder the progress of a project, increase workflows and reduce profitability, with one major incident halting work while an investigation takes place. One way to keep things running smoothly is to prevent accidents by equipping the supervisory staff with suitable health and safety training. Our SSSTS course in Stoke is just the ticket – so what’s all the fuss about?


Designed for supervisors or those who want to progress and become one, the SSSTS course in Stoke is for those who oversee a team or want to, no matter how small or large. Supervisors are generally the middle point of contact between staff members and the managerial staff and so it is vital that they can be relied on by those both below and above them in the hierarchy to provide safety and challenge poor safety. This course is delivered in a legislative context, and covers law that effects decision-making processes, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. By ensuring Acadame learners become familiar with the legal implications of their procedures, our trainers can then equip them with the necessary information needed to complete a risk assessment that covers a range of realistic scenarios.


The CITB SSSTS course covers a variety of situations including demolition work, fire hazards, working at heights, electrical dangers and confined spaces. By providing supervisors with training that makes them effective at managing and reducing these risks, businesses who enrol them on the course can boost the overall success of the organisation by preventing injury to members of staff and making sure all practices are legally compliant.

For more information about our SSSTS course running not just in Stoke-on-Trent but nationally, book or just contact our team to discuss.

How many First Aiders does a business need?

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Well accidents can happen at any time which means first aid provisions at work need to be available at all times including weekends, holidays, sickness and for shift cover. If your company was to have just one person who was trained in first aid and that person was to go away for two weeks in the summer, the company is automatically not covered in their absence. A backup is always necessary to protect both employees and the business reputation and our first aid courses in Stoke are always eager to train people up, they’re fun and engaging too – so how many are required?


What is the Risk?

The number of people trained in first aid required by law differs based on a few factors with the most important being the ‘risk level’ of the industry they operate in. These can be divided up into low risk and high-risk businesses:

Low Risk – This applies to small offices, shops and libraries or any business that has relatively few hazards present on a day to day basis. If the staff level is under 25 people, then by law the company is only required to have one member of staff appointed to taking care of first aid. Up to 50 people and the company is required to have an emergency first aider on-site at all times and will need to have been on a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course in Stoke. If there are more than 50 workers, the nominated individuals should have undertaken a 3-day First Aid at Work course available in Stoke to qualify and must be onsite at all times.

Higher Hazard Workplaces – Including assembly work, food warehouses, engineering, dangerous machinery, sharp tools, construction or special hazards. If the team is fewer than 5, businesses are required to have only one appointed first aider. Any workforce over 5 but below 50 is required to have a permanent first aider on-site at all times – but the law is not clear on the level of training which is largely decided by the employer. This is because different industries will require different levels of training, for example, those working with dangerous chemicals or heavy machinery may need to complete a specialist bespoke course designed by Acadame. Anything over 50 will require companies to enrol individuals onto a longer course in order for them to be legally protected.

Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first aid needs, if there is any doubt we have specialist health and safety consultants in Stoke on standby. This would involve consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.

Fire Risk Assessment

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities
carried on and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and
around the premises. The aims of the fire risk assessment are:
• To identify the fire hazards.
• To reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm to as low as reasonably practicable.
• To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to
ensure the safety of people in your premises if a fire does start.

However, as with many laws navigating health and safety legislation can often be a minefield of confusing acronyms and vague phrases. As a result, it can be difficult to know exactly what your role and responsibilities as an employer/employee really are, so please do use this as a guide but if you are in in doubt, contact our in-house team of qualified consultants.

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What are hazards and risks?

The terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ are used throughout this post and it is important that you
have a clear understanding of how these should be used.
• hazard: anything that has the potential to cause harm.
• risk: the chance of that harm occurring.

Do I need to preform a Fire Risk Assessment?

If your organisation employs five or more people, or your premises are licensed or an
alterations notice requiring it is in force, then the significant findings of the fire risk
assessment, the actions to be taken as a result of the assessment and details of anyone
especially at risk must be recorded. You will probably find it helpful to keep a record of the
significant findings of your fire risk assessment even if you are not required to do so.

How do you carry out a fire risk assessment?
A fire risk assessment will help you determine the chances of a fire starting and the dangers from fire that your premises present for the people who use them and any person in the immediate vicinity.

Much of the information for your fire risk assessment will come from the knowledge your
employees, colleagues and representatives have of the premises, as well as information
given to you by people who have responsibility for other parts of the building. A tour of your
premises will probably be needed to confirm, amend or add detail to your initial views.
It is important that you carry out your fire risk assessment in a practical and systematic way
and that you allocate enough time to do a proper job. It must take the whole of your
premises into account, including outdoor locations and any rooms and areas that are rarely
used. If your premises are small you may be able to assess them as a whole. In larger
premises you may find it helpful to divide them into rooms or a series of assessment areas
using natural boundaries, e.g. Process areas (such as bakeries and cooking facilities in
shops), offices, stores, as well as corridors, stairways and external routes.
If your premises are in a multi-use complex then the information on hazard and risk
reduction will still be applicable to you. However, any alterations to the use or structure of
your individual unit will need to take account of the overall fire safety arrangements in the

Your premises may be simple, with few people present or with a limited degree of business
activity, but if it forms part of a building with different occupancies, then the measures
provided by other occupiers may have a direct effect on the adequacy of the fire safety
measures in your premises.

I’m not sure what to do next. Where do I start?

If you aren’t sure where to start with the Fire Risk Assessment you have a couple options which we can support you with:

  1. Train someone to perform the Fire Risk Assessments
  2. Instruct us to be your Health and Safety Competent Person

Your fire risk assessment should demonstrate that, as far as is reasonable, you have considered the needs of all relevant persons, including disabled people.

Train someone to perform the Fire Risk Assessments

You can come to us at our Stoke-on-Trent training centre, or we can come to your site. From this we can train your nominated person to become competent through an engaging and inspiring Fire Risk Assessment Training Course. Here they will:

  • Understand how a fire risk assessment can contribute to a safer work environment
  • Understand the principles of a fire risk assessment
  • Complete a fire risk assessment of a work environment
  • Complete a fire risk assessment report

Instruct us to be your Health and Safety Competent Person

As independent consultants, we work on behalf of small, medium or large organisations, offering safety, quality and environmental consultancy services.

Instruct us to be your Health and Safety Competent Person (as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999) and you, your employees, clients and other stakeholders can have confidence in the highest possible standards of health and safety. Contact our in-house team of qualified consultants.

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