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CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme

Duration: 2 days


Construction Site Supervision GE 706 - Included in price

Toolbox talks (GT700) - Included in price

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 4


This two-day course is intended 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 necassary 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.


The help site supervisors to:

  • supervise health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their role

  • develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare of workers on site

  • recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.

Learning outcomes:
Module 1

  1. Health and safety law

  2. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)

  3. Health and safety management systems

  4. Risk assessments and method statements

  5. Statutory inspections and checks

  6. Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health

  7. Leadership and worker engagement

Module 2

  1. Health and welfare of the workforce

  2. First aid and emergency procedures

  3. Hazardous substances

  4. Asbestos

  5. Dust and fumes

  6. Noise and vibration

  7. Manual handling

Module 3

  1. Site set up and security

  2. Fire prevention and control

  3. Electricity

  4. Plant and work equipment

  5. Lifting operations and lifting equipment

Module 4

  1. Working at height

  2. Excavations

  3. Underground and overhead services

  4. Confined spaces

  5. Temporary works

Module 5

  1. Environmental awareness

  2. Pollution

  3. Waste materials

  4. Nuisance


Assessment will be by an end of course examination and the trainer review.  The delegate must pass the exam and pass all three elements of the trainer review.

Trainer review:

Delegates will need to pass all three elements of the trainer review to gain a pass.  The three elements of the trainer review are as follows:

  • Exercise - overall, thinking about the delegate's performance in the group exercise, did they work well as part of the team?

  • Has the delegate actively engaged with the course and the group?

  • Has the learner completed the toolbox talk?

Toolbox talk:

The delegate will need to prepare and deliver a five-minute toolbox talk presentation.  The preparation of the toolbox talk will be done as homework after the end of day one, with the presentation taking place on day two.

Exam paper:

The paper consists of 25 questions; 22 multiple choice questions and 3 short written questions and answers. There will be 4 safety critical questions on each paper that must be answered correctly. This exam paper will be taken at the end of the course.

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