CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

Our CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme, or SSSTS course in Stoke, is ideal for any individual considering taking on the responsibilities of planning, monitoring, organising, and administering groups of staff. Based in Staffordshire, this SSSTS course is perfect for those that have already taken up the title of Site Manager or are training towards it. 

This CITB SSSTS course, delivered by the experts at Acadame, covers all relevant legislation regarding safe working in the building, construction, and civil engineering industries. Highlighting the need for risk assessment in the workplace, we will reinforce the importance of necessary control measures, and adequate communication. This will all be done with the need to sustain an appropriate health and safety culture in mind. 

Our SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK and exceeds the standard set by CITB for construction supervisors training. 


CITB Site Supervision Safety Training (SSSTS)


This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, supervisory responsibilities. 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 and recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly


Continuous assessment and multiple-choice test.

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 learner must answer all four of these questions correctly to pass the exam

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Learning outcomes.


What is covered in this CITB Site Supervision Safety Training (SSSTS) course

1. Health and safety law

Purpose of health and safety legislation and the different legislative requirements that must be followed to ensure this is achieved. 

2. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)

How the CDM Regulations are used to support health and safety on site.

3. Health and safety management systems

Develop, maintain and monitor a health and safety management system.

4. Risk assessments and method statements

Write and use risk assessments and method statements to ensure a safe working environment.

5. Statutory inspections and checks

Statutory inspections and checks for a construction site.

6. Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health

Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health that may occur in the construction industry.

7. Leadership and worker engagement

Good leadership and worker engagement to aid with protecting the workforce.

1. Health and welfare of the workforce

Protect the health and welfare of the workforce in the construction industry.

2. First aid and emergency procedures

Manage first aid and emergency procedures for a construction site.

3. Hazardous substances

Identify and handle hazardous substances associated with working on a construction site.

4. Asbestos

Risks to health posed by asbestos, and the basic legal requirements to manage those risks.

5. Dust and fumes

Control exposure to dust and fumes (respiratory hazards) for workers on a construction site.

6. Noise and vibration

Control exposure to noise and vibration for construction workers.

7. Manual handling

Outline how to properly undertake manual handling activities when lifting loads

1. Site set up and security

Factors to be considered when setting up a construction site.

2. Fire prevention and control

Fire hazard risks and identify basic requirements for fire safety on site.

3. Electricity

Dangers of electricity and good working practices for working on, or near to, live electrical circuits and with electrical tools and equipment.

4. Plant and work equipment

Control and the management of plant, transport and work equipment on site.

5. Lifting operations and lifting equipment

Basic requirements for safe lifting operations, equipment and accessories and the steps required to ensure safety.

1. Working at height

Key principles for working safely at height.

2. Excavations

Main hazards and control considerations for excavation work.

3. Underground and overhead services

Locate, identify and plan for work near underground and overhead services.

4. Confined spaces

Main hazards and safety considerations for working in a confined space.

5. Temporary works

Main duties of temporary works supervisors.

1. Environmental awareness

Environmental awareness on site.

2. Pollution

Preventing pollution.

3. Waste materials

Environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials.

4. Nuisance

Reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light.


Most frequent questions and answers from the CITB Site Supervision Safety Training (SSSTS) course.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the industry training board for the UK construction industry. It’s their job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. We can deliver the course in your workplace, you can visit one of our training centres or you can complete the course via an online virtual live class.

The classroom course is held over 2 days.

Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive an accredited digital CITB certificate. The certificate will be forwarded by CITB at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a shorter refresher course before the expiry date, otherwise you would need to retake the full 5 day course.

The minimum entry requirement for the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Course is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us.

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Our home for CITB Site Supervision Safety Training (SSSTS) Stoke Training might be in Stoke-on-Trent, but we have upcoming courses running from at least 12 other national locations and with our managed service, if we can’t accommodate you at any of those, no matter what corner of the country you are in, we will do the hard work for you and scour the market. We will work closely with local and national providers on your behalf; whereby we place you at the same cost as if you were buying direct so that you can really rationalise your supply chain and have a single invoice.

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