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Sicherheitstrainingsprogramm für Baustellenleiter (SSSTS) von CITB


This two-day Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.  


The course 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.


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

Learning Outcomes  

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


Module 1  

1.   Health and Safety Law - Describe the 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) Explain how the CDM Regulations are used to support health and safety on site.  

3.   Health and safety management systems Describe how to 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 Outline how to complete statutory inspections and checks for a construction site.  

6.   Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health Describe how to report accidents, injuries and ill health that may occur in the construction industry.  

7.   Leadership and worker engagement Explain how good leadership and worker engagement can aid with protecting the workforce.  


Module 2  

1.   Health and welfare of the workforce Explain how to protect the health and welfare of the workforce in the construction industry.  

2.   First aid and emergency procedures Explain how to manage first aid and emergency procedures for a construction site.  

3.   Hazardous substances Explain how to identify and handle hazardous substances associated with working on a construction site.  

4.   Asbestos Outline the risks to health posed by asbestos, and the basic legal requirements to manage those risks.  

5.   Dust and fumes Outline how to control exposure to dust and fumes (respiratory hazards) for workers on a construction site.  

6.   Noise and vibration Explain how to control exposure to noise and vibration for construction workers.  

7.   Manual handling Outline how to properly undertake manual handling activities when lifting loads.


Module 3  

1.   Site set up and security Identify factors to be considered when setting up a construction site.  

2.   Fire prevention and control Identify the main fire hazard risks and identify basic requirements for fire safety on site.  

3.   Electricity Identify the 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 State the importance of control and the management of plant, transport and work equipment on site.  

5.   Lifting operations and lifting equipment Identify the basic requirements for safe lifting operations, equipment and accessories and the steps required to ensure safety.  


Module 4  

1.   Working at height Describe the key principles for working safely at height.  

2.   Excavations Outline the main hazards and control considerations for excavation work.  

3.   Underground and overhead services Describe how to locate, identify and plan for work near underground and overhead services.  

4.   Confined spaces Describe the main hazards and safety considerations for working in a confined space.  

5.   Temporary works Describe the main duties of temporary works supervisors.  


Module 5  

1.   Environmental awareness State your role in environmental awareness on site.  

2.   Pollution State your role in preventing pollution.  

3.   Waste materials Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials.  

4.   Nuisance Explain your part in reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light.  


A Scheme of work document is available to each training provider. This details the learning outcomes, assessment criteria, notes for guidance, publication chapters and support materials available for the course. It is mandatory for the document to be used to assist with lesson planning so that all learning outcomes are met in the delivery of the course.

If you need further information about this course please email or call 01782 438813.

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