Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Refresher Site Safety Plus is a one-day course that will reinforce and update your knowledge and understanding of your legal responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare and environmental issues.
The refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the two-day Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course and can provide proof of successful attendance.
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 course includes a wide range of topics which have been affected by the changes to procedures built upon the material in the original course.
Aims & Objectives
Ensure delegates are aware of:
- current trends within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) direction of enforcement
- recent developments in construction, legislation, health and safety, welfare and environmental issues
- measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and working practices
At the end of the period of training, delegates will be aware of and be able to implement:
- all updated health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affect their role as a supervisor
- new guidance and industry best practice affected by changes
- their duties and responsibilities with regard to health, safety, welfare and the environment
The refresher course is only for delegates who have previously passed the two-day Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course and can provide proof of successful attendance.
If a delegate cannot provide a copy of their certificate, the online card checker can be used to establish if a delegate currently holds a valid SSSTS certificate: https://www.citb.co.uk/cardstesting/online-card-checker/
If an individual cannot be located on the system and no evidence of their certificate can be found, they will have to attend the full Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course.
Failure to attend the refresher course prior to the expiry of an existing certificate will require the delegate to re-enter the scheme by completing the full Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course if they wish to remain in the scheme.
Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level.
Assessment will be by an exam paper at the end of the course.
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 3 short written questions. There are 4 safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must get all 4 of these questions correct to pass the exam. The multiple choice questions are worth 1 point each, whilst written questions can score between 1-2 marks.
The exam paper forms a basis of assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of understanding to be awarded the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R) certificate.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.
Candidates achievements will be listed in the Construction Training Register.
Further information about this course is available in the Scheme Rules
*Important SSSTS Refresher changes
Candidates must take an SSSTS Refresher course before their existing certificate expires, otherwise the full SSSTS course will have to be taken again. The six month grace period that used to be in place will cease to exist from 1st January 2016