Run as 2 consecutive days or one day a week over 2 weeks, our SSSTS courses run frequently in Rainham, Kent or we are happy to deliver in-house courses at preferential rates
(These costs include exams and all associated costs)
The SSSTS training course will enable candidates to understand the problems of the industry, appreciate how health and safety law is structured, identify how their supervisory role fits into that of the manager in controlling site safety, carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements, carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings and understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need.
The main topics covered are:
SSSTS is designed for first line managers, foremen, gangers, team leaders and supervisors – i.e. those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities and need to understand their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities in order to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.
Coursework is assessed by the instructor throughout the course, via work produced by syndicate exercises and individual participation. There is also a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Certificate.
The SSSTS training course lasts two days, 8.30 am – 5 pm daily. This can be delivered as a two day block or one day a week over two week period. The SSSTS certificate lasts for five years, after which the course would need to be retaken in order to renew the certificate and keep the qualification up-to-date.
Typical fees for open courses are £250 plus VAT per person at our training rooms in Rainham. However, this can vary for in-house courses.
As part of the fees each candidate will receive CITB GE706 – Construction Site Supervision, currently retailing at £28.20, and the GT700 – Toolbox Talks book retailing at £27.00, and certification at £37.50. Companies that are eligible for CITB grant refund can claim a grant of £70 for each successful candidate who completes the course.
We run regular open SSSTS courses in our Training Centres in Rainham Kent, or we are happy to travel to your location if suitable facilities are available. We cover the whole of the UK so would be happy to travel to anywhere you need your course.
It pays to be selective when booking training courses because not all training providers are what they appear to be. When booking a SSSTS Course you need to feel assured that your training provider is fully accredited to provide that training and is not then going to sub-contract the work. Lighthouse Safety Training are fully accredited by CITB to provide the SSSTS course and proof of that accreditation can be seen at our accreditation page.
Plenty of time given to all subjects – not rushed.
incredible tutor. Was very good indeed, highly recommend.
We were managed and taught well and effectively. Learned a lot this time and actually enjoyed it.
Louise was excellent. She was very loud and clear and made the SSSTS course very good experience. Keep up the good work!!
Whilst the presentation by Rick was factual and engaging, he made it more fun with a mix of light humour on occasion which I feel helped the group relax. This was obviously apparent when it came to the tool box talks as it made candidates more relaxed.
Very good tutor. informative and funny but serious when he needed to be. Very good teacher.
Excellent tutor, very informative. Great knowledge, friendly. Very good facilities. Excellent lunch
Tutor was very articulate and put humour into the course which made it enjoyable.
Tutor was very thorough and helpful and took time to explain any mis-understandings or queries.
Being the only lady in the class at first was difficult, Tom and the others made me feel very welcome and this was not a course just for men. Learnt a lot as Tom was a great teacher and gained a lot more knowledge about what goes on and what to do and not to do on site.
Great course learnt a lot. Made to feel welcome and comfortable.
Felt the pace of the course was good. Good balance of discussion, video’s, slides. Nice relaxed feel and everyone happy to participate from the beginning.
Highly informative and delivered in a clear, concise and engaging manner. Will be extremely useful to apply what I’ve learned on site.
Eye opening course, very well taught.
Great laugh, easy to talk to and explained things very well. Top class training. Probably best I had.
Brilliant course run by Rick. Enthusiastic which made me enjoy this course. Very knowledgeable and taught me a lot about health and safety. A pleasurable 2 days.
Course was explained very well. The video was particularly interesting. Reminds me of not being complacent on site and being aware of my surroundings.
Course was educational, learnt a lot, things were made clearer. The tutor was well spoken and clear. It wasn’t rushed. The video opened my eyes to be grateful for everything in life.
By far the best, well run, presented course I have attended. I thought I was in for a mind numbing two days but Rick made it enjoyable and in turn made it easy to learn. I hope any future courses are with Lighthouse.
This course made me much more aware of the risks and procedures on site and Rick made it a much more enjoyable experience and taught in a way that made it easy to understand.
All very well explained, Steve was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
Really enjoyed the course. Rick was a great tutor. Very intelligent and had the best sense of humour which made the course more learn-able and more fun. 100% will return to Lighthouse for future courses.
Course was well planned and flowed nicely.
I found Rick to be really easy to listen to and understand. He put everything over in a good and simple way and actually made it quite enjoyable.
Rick is very engaging and good at keeping the subjects upbeat, I will be happy to send my men in for training.
Brilliant course. This is a must for anyone in the industry in my opinion.
I have attended many H&S courses and met may instructors. I found Harry to be the most knowledgeable tutor I have come across, 5 stars.
Thought Rick was a great instructor, everything was of a high standard.
Well thought out and run course.
Funny Informative easy to understand. Great presentation made everyone welcome and put people at ease. Thanks for a great two days.
This course was one of the few courses I’ve felt at ease. The tutor was easy to talk to and presented the information in such a way it was easily digested.
Very good. I would recommend to others.
Very interesting and well presented course by Harry. Would definitely recommend Lighthouse to other people.
Ran well and delivered well and clear and how we would understand.
Very Informative, its a clear concise course. Very relevant and to the point.
Course was conducted well, and well presented.
Excellent course, easy to follow, great tutor
The course was interesting, the tutor wasn’t boring and I have come away from it feeling like I have gained something.
Rick relates to this subject with passion and commitment. A real star of a teacher. 10 out of 10.
Well presented with a suitable mixture of factual presentation and humour.
I found the course very informative. I feel I learned a great deal and feel that I will change a lot of my working methods because of this.
I found the course very useful and have learnt new things since I have been on the course and I will change things on my site because of this.
Steve delivered the training in a professional manner without making the course boring. I found it very informative and it has certainly highlighted the shortfalls within our own companies procedures and attitude to H&S and site supervision. Well done Steve.
Very happy go lucky man. Made the course very enjoyable and interesting. Top Marks. Gold star
Steve was very pleasant, took time with each person and the two days were a joy to be on the course A++++
Very happy with all aspects. Course was run superbly. Will consider further courses.
Very good communication. Well involved with the group. Made to feel very welcomed and comfortable.
Interaction with trainees was excellent. Helped maintain concentration levels. Videos were a welcome deviation from the usual powerpoint presentation.
Felt the course was well presented made to feel at ease. Tutor was very good at explaining. Could relate to our site situations easily. Allowed us to have our say. Very enthusiastic tutor.
Excellent delivery and overall knowledge of health and safety. Made it extremely helpful and well done.
Explained everything really well. I can honestly say I enjoyed the course.
Very well balanced with time for discussion informative videos relating to topics covered. Practical exercise of presenting TB talk was very useful. CITB publications very useful for future reference.
Excellent information delivered in a professional easy learning manner. Very interesting to speak/discuss with other supervisor of different trades regarding various H&S issues.
Interesting and informative, well presented by tutor.
Great training with a modern approach to help the information sink in.
The tutor was very polite and helpful, he had a good amount of knowledge and experience and was able to draw on this to give helpful examples to the delegates. The tutor kept the dialogue flowing throughout the training which meant that delegates felt comfortable to ask questions and receive feedback. We will be using Lighthouse to provide more training in the near future.
Overall excellent. Rick made us all feel welcome, comfortable and confident. Well done!!
I’d like to pass on my thanks for the last two days being on your site supervisor course. It was one of the best courses I have done due to the fact it was fun, everyone joined in and we had a great group. I’ll keep in touch as I’ve requested with my management to attend some more courses at lighthouse.
The course was well organised and well structured. Allowing adequate breaks so I was able to retain the information given easily. Always felt relaxed and welcome, and no questions went unanswered.
I thought the course was very informative a lot was packed in and made entertaining by the tutor. Would recommend to others. Very worthwhile 2 days.
I found the course to be interesting and was amazed at what I was taught. The course has made me a more safety minded person. I think Stephen for teaching me this. It will certainly help me out on site.
Course tutor presented course brilliantly, Good use of informative videos and ppt slides, good provision of course material, brilliant venue & facilities & refreshment & food, good directions to find venue, course well organised and good time keeping.
Excellent presentation by a knowledgeable tutor. 100%
I thought the course was really good. Got a really good understanding of everything we went through. Excellent overall.
Steve was great to be taught by. He was very helpful with everything we needed to know. Thanks
Steve’s overall presentation of the course was very good with his in depth knowledge on the course.
Harry the Trainer was excellent and I have never learnt so much before. The course was absolutely excellent and very well run.
Steve was very good at keeping us interested. He had a very good knowledge of the subject he was teaching. Often telling us amusing stories to help us understand and highlight what he was teaching.
There was a lot of information to digest over a two day period. However, Steve made it enjoyable and delivered it in a very professional manor. Thank you.
Very informative, carried out in a way that maintained interest and interaction. Thoroughly enjoyed the course ad tutors attitude.
Thanks for a great course over the last two days. Very well taught and kept us all very much interested all the time unlike other courses I’ve attended. It’s also changed my mind set with H&S in a positive way. Hope to work with lighthouse again in the near future.
Very informal and relaxed approach to getting over facts and info very well structured course. Highly recommended
Just like to thank you all at lighthouse safety, was a pleasure to learn from Harry during the course and yourself and others in the office have been very helpful. I wont hesitate to return if I was to take up another course and will be recommending lighthouse to others. Great tutor, great learning experience and great service.
Firstly may I thank you for time over the last two days for the SSSTS course I think you even managed to convert a few of the doubters amongst the group. Your presentation was very informative and managed to keep what is considered a boring subject informative.
I would like to say that the feedback from Paul regarding the course was exceptional and please pass on my thanks to the course instructor as it makes it even more worthwhile when my guys enjoy a course we send them on. We will definitely use your company again in the future.
The information was delivered in a hands on, easy way to understand. I will be recommending Lighthouse and Harry to my company for any future training.
Very happy overall, great approach to the course and content, a great atmosphere to work & Learn in. Thanks.
Would just like to say that Harry has made the past two days of learning very easy and interesting and I will definitely be doing more courses because of this.
Having Just finished a SSSTS course at Winters Electrical I’d just like to pass on my thanks to Harry. He made the minefield that is H&S Interesting whilst clear on getting the point across.
Very Well done, easy to understand and get on with, got info across well and direct
Fully professional presentation. Great range of tutors knowledge. Course content covered needs.
Harry was an excellent tutor, very concise whilst always giving people a chance to join in and give their opinions, plus the right level of banter to make it fun as well as interesting.
A well run training course, well handled with normal workers coming out with Health and Safety issues which no one would normally listen to.
Harry very good at his job. Thought it would be like going back to school, however he made it very enjoyable.
Excellent interactive teaching method, down to earth and jargon free. Easy to retain information.
Tutors conduct and teaching methods were very good. Very good interaction between tutor and students.
The course was well executed and informative with a good deal of interaction between tutor and ‘pupils’ . I believe everyone was able to achieve a good understanding of the subject matter both on a group level and a personal level. Well done Mike (Tutor) Cheers.
The course was very informative, care was given to make sure we all understood the information. Many Thanks
The course was brilliant we would now be safe on site.
The course offered more than I expected!
The staff knew their subject and made the students feel comfortable in the learning environment.
Course was tailored well to suit the needs of the company.
Presenter was very good and kept this course enjoyable, good course.
The content and presentation was well adapted by the presenter to suit the business function and needs. A good overview of health and safety awareness for supervisors.
Enjoyed the course / beat expectations / looking forward to the next course.
What I thought would be a boring course, turned out to be easy going and enjoyable.
A great course.
Excellent course, very well presented.
One of the best courses I have been on, I did not get bored.
Found the course very well presented and relaxed, would recommend to others without hesitation. Hate to say but I learnt alot I thought I knew but didn’t. Gregory
A very good course by an excellent Tutor
I’ve only been on two courses so far but this one was the best by a long way, in helping me understand ‘My Role’.
I found the course very enjoyable and learnt a lot that I never knew. It was taught to us in a really good way.
Good Course marks out of 10 = 10.
I enjoyed the interaction among the group and tutor
Made it fun to learn with good humour but still put it across in a serious nature.
Was quite surprised how interesting the tutor managed to make the subject.
For a health and safety course it was very enjoyable and presented in an informative fashion which retained my attention.
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