CITB (SSSTS-R) Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher

This one-day CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R) course is for learners who have previously passed the two-day Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) course and can provide proof of successful attendance.

  • Fri 22 Dec

    1 day, Fri 9:00 AM - Fri 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Thu 18 Jan

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Fri 23 Feb

    1 day, Fri 9:00 AM - Fri 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Thu 14 Mar

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Thu 18 Apr

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
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  • Thu 16 May

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Wed 19 Jun

    1 day, Wed 9:00 AM - Wed 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Thu 18 Jul

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Thu 22 Aug

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Thu 12 Sep

    1 day, Thu 9:00 AM - Thu 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 21 Oct

    1 day, Mon 9:00 AM - Mon 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 18 Nov

    1 day, Mon 9:00 AM - Mon 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 16 Dec

    1 day, Mon 9:00 AM - Mon 5:00 PM
    • £175.00 excl. VAT
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This SSSTS Refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the two-day Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS).

It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace.

The SSSTS Refresher course includes a wide range of topics which have been affected by changes to procedures and builds upon the material in the original course.


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


Business benefits

  • Implement all updated health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation affecting your supervisory role
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice affected by changes
  • Fulfil your responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare and the environment.

Learning outcomes

  • HSE regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Control measures and risk assessments on site
  • Legal responsibility and expectations of a Site Supervisor
  • First aid
  • Toolbox talks
  • Daily challenges


This CITB SSSTS Refresher course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, supervisory responsibilities and have previously passed the two-day Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) course.


Who is CITB?

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.


How can I study this course?

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.


How long does CITB SSSTS take to complete?

The classroom course is held over 1 day.


Will I be issued with a certificate upon successful completion?

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


How long is the CITB SSSTS certificate valid for?

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.


Why should I do the CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme course?

The SSSTS has been specifically designed for supervisors within the construction industry who have the duty to supervise a workforce. Throughout the construction industry, the qualification shows that you have the knowledge and understanding of health and safety and that leads to a safer working environment.


Unit 1.

  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.


Unit 2.

  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.


Unit 3.

  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.


Unit 4.


  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.



Unit 5.


  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.


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Real, tangible benefits for you and your organisation.

Our Health & Safety Training Managed Service

Our home for CITB (SSSTS-R) Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher 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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