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CITB – SSSTS Refresher

List Price: £195 + Vat

Duration: 1 Day


Site supervision simplified GE 706 - Included in price

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 4


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.


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.


​Assessment will be by an exam paper at the end of the course.

Exam paper:

​The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.

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.

Course structure:
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


Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.

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