Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

This course provides an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues. It highlights legal responsibilities and the need to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.

Course information

Key learnings

Course Content

The SSSTS course content includes:

Health and safety law
Developing a health and safety management system
Occupational health – drugs and alcohol
Fire prevention & control
Risk assessments and method statements
Hazardous substances
Working at height
Manual handling
Accidents and first aid
Toolbox talks


This Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS training course) is aimed at first line managers, including those who have to or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities.
The SSSTS course provides site supervisors an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues for those requiring an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. SSSTS will provide a sound knowledge base to enable them to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site.

Additional information

Additional information


By the end of the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) delegates will be able to:
Understand the problems of the industry.
Have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured.
Identify how their supervisory role fits in with the manager in controlling the site safely.
Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements.
Carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings.
Understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need.


Teaching Methods
The SSSTS course has a high proportion of discussions, best practice sharing, syndicate
exercises and case studies will be supplemented with classroom based tutorial.

Assessment Methods
Delegates will be continuously assessed during the SSSTS course in preparation for the
final examination and will need to achieve 72% in the final exam, in order to successfully
complete the SSSTS course.

Qualifications Obtained

Issue of the most highly regarded Construction Site Supervisors Safety Certificate (valid 5 years) will be awarded to those persons who successfully complete the SMSTS course including the compulsory final examination (72% pass grade).

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites: The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Course duration

Two Day Course

Course dates

Specific Date

Course type

In person

Course provider

Safety Scotland Ltd

Approved Training Provider

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Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)