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What is the SSSTS course?

Our Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) classroom course is an accredited CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) course and is the ideal first step for site supervisors, providing an understanding of the relevant health, safety, welfare, environmental, and legal issues that could impact their role. The key takeaway from this classroom course is that safety is an integral part of effective site supervision.

The United Kingdom Contractors Group endorses the SSSTS course as the standard for all supervisors who work on UKCG sites. 

Who can benefit from this course?

Our Site Supervisor Course is designed for site managers, agents, and other construction industry professionals. These people may have responsibility for planning, organising, controlling, monitoring, and administering groups of workers.

The SSSTS course is aimed at people who have – or expect to acquire – supervisory responsibilities in the construction industry.

Course programme and duration

The SSSTS classroom course lasts for two days. The subjects covered are:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act and HSE regulations.
  • Control measures and risk assessments.
  • Legal responsibilities of site supervisors.
  • Specific site issues that challenge supervisors daily.
  • Effective toolbox talks (a short presentation on a specific area of health and safety, presented by the candidates).
  • Supervision of occupational health.
  • Behavioural safety.

Learning outcomes of the Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme

The SSSTS course will discuss what is expected of you and how your duties will contribute to the safety of the workplace.

By the end of the classroom course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the health and safety problems within the industry.
  • Understand how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to site supervisors.
  • Identify how a supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling site safety.
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements.
  • Carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings.
  • Monitor site activities effectively.
  • Understand the importance of timely intervention and identify bad practices.
  • Recognise when a site is safe, efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly. 

Next steps

After completing our site supervisor training course, you can progress to the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme. Site managers, agents, surveyors, and managers are all likely to find this next level of training valuable.

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Why Choose Phoenix Health & Safety Classroom Learning  

We offer a variety of courses in a classroom environment. Delegates are tutored through the course content by an expert tutor.

The course content is detailed and engaging, and a variety of teaching methods are used to get the key points across.

Our training venues are selected according to specific criteria that include natural daylight, air conditioning and plenty of space.

Locations are in major towns and cities all across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Southampton and the North East.

Delegates also receive high quality lunch and refreshments on each day of the course.

  • Fantastic course materials written by Phoenix Health & Safety
  • Course materials available in printed and electronic format. Audiobooks are also available to purchase. 
  • Top quality trainers with first class qualifications and experience
  • Lots of activities and examples incorporated into the course materials
  • A variety of teaching techniques employed to get the message across
  • Phoenix Pass Pledge on all IOSH, NEBOSH and ConstructionSkills courses so our support never expires – once you have enrolled, we are with you until you pass.
  • Pass rates consistently at 95%+ on NEBOSH and IOSH courses
  • Competitive prices – discounts available for multiple or repeat bookings
  • Top quality training venues
  • High quality food and refreshments provided at all training venues
  • Additional learning support – Live webinars, Facebook groups, YouTube channel, e-learning revision modules and more
  • All delegates receive FREE LIFETIME access to our online client support section on our website. From here you can download health and safety template forms and checklists that will assist in your studies AND your job
  • Student discount cards available to Phoenix Health & Safety students
 From day one the tutor had the whole class involved and the interaction between tutor and students was first class. The course content was delivered to an excellent standard, the power point presentations were interesting, full of relevant material and up to date information. I would also like to thank Phoenix Health & Safety for choosing an excellent location and facilities.  

Tony Kelly (NEBOSH Student)


The SSSTS course consists of 2 assessments:

  • An examination paper, with 22 multiple-choice questions and 3 short written questions.
  • A trainer review.

The trainer review considers the candidates contribution and behaviour over the 2 days, and includes 3 elements:

  • Candidate performance in group exercises.
  • Candidate engagement – providing answers/suggestions during the course.
  • Toolbox talk completion – the candidate must prepare and deliver a 5-minute toolbox talk.

The certificate will only be awarded if you attend both days in the correct order and participate during the course.

Attendance will preferably be taken on consecutive days, but you can also finish the modules within two weeks of each other.

If, for any reason, you cannot attend the course on consecutive days, the two days must be within the same two-week period. If this is not possible for sickness or other reasons, you will need to enrol on a new course with the same stipulations.


Your SSSTS certificate is valid for five years. However, we recommend taking a refresher course every three years to keep up with any changes in technology, environmental management, cultural behaviour, and legislation.

Interactive homework

To help you prepare for the assessment and trainer review, you will receive homework assignments and interactive revision materials covered by the course fee.

The interactive revision questions are based on actual assessments and include immediate feedback. You can use these materials as many times as you wish.

The preparation for the toolbox talk will be assigned as homework at the end of day one, and the presentation will take place on day two.


The SSSTS classroom course is available at convenient locations in Birmingham, London and Southampton. Alternative dates and venues are available on request, along with refresher courses.

We can also deliver SSSTS training on your premises and tailor courses to your employees. Contact us for more information.

Pass Rate

Our pass rate is above the industry average for the SSSTS course.

Course cost

The SSSTS classroom course costs £275.00, excluding VAT. This fee includes exam fees, course materials, lunch, and refreshments.

Payment Plans are available for convenient finance options.

Student discounts

Enrolling on Phoenix Health and Safety’s SSSTS classroom course entitles you to a wide range of student discounts with the NUS TOTUM card. Check if you’re eligible for over 200 student discounts.

MOD ELC funding

ELC funding excludes course materials, lunches, and refreshments (the student must fund these). Please contact the Phoenix sales team to confirm prices.

The Phoenix Pass Pledge

If you fail to meet the required standard in your exams (unlikely with our high pass rates), the Phoenix Pass Pledge is our promise that you can continue your studies free of charge. Our Study Support Tutors are always on-hand to offer guidance and advice so that you can get a great result.

Frequently asked questions

When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

Results and certificates are provided by CITB within four weeks of completing the course.

Is food and drink provided?

Yes, the course cost includes lunch & refreshments.

What is the pass mark for the exam?

The examination pass mark is 80%, There are 22 multiple choice questions and 3 short, written questions. There are 4 safety critical questions, which must be answered correctly to pass.

How long is the exam?

The examination takes 30 minutes.

What happens if I fail the examination or trainer review?

If a candidate passes the trainer review but fails the final examination, the candidate may re-sit the examination (depending on their mark).

If a candidate scores less than 67% in the examination, they must attend the full course again, before re-sitting the examination.