Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS-Refresher) Course

Refresh your skills and stay up to date with your training with the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher Course (SSSTS-R) from Smas Worksafe. The SSSTS Refresher course is for those that have already completed the SSSTS course and are looking to take the refresher course to maintain their certificate.

  • Valid for five years

  • Only £169.00 (excl. VAT) including exam resit if required

  • One day course, 9am to 5pm
    Available every month

  • Fully online

  • Free mock test available

  • Led by a CITB qualified instructor

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SSSTS-R

About the SSSTS-R course

With our one-day online course, you’ll receive training from a CITB-qualified instructor. Forget the hassle of travelling to a classroom, this course is entirely online so you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

The course lasts for one day and at the end, you’ll sit an exam made up of 22 multiple-choice questions with a minimum pass rate of 80%.

The course price is £169 excl. VAT but you can claim money back from the CITB. Take a look here for more information on CITB Funding.

Who is the SSSTS-R course for?

If you’ve completed your SSSTS training course and now require the refresher course to maintain a valid certificate, this course is for you.

What are the benefits of the SSSTS-R course?

  • Industry-recognised certificate – having a valid and up-to-date SSSTS qualification shows employers and clients that you’ve got the skills necessary to safely supervise a construction site.
  • Looking to take your career to the next level? An up-to-date SSSTS qualification will give you a competitive edge over those that aren’t SSSTS accredited.
  • Improve safety performance – refreshing your knowledge and understanding of site safety through the SSSTS-Refresher course will help you to stay up to date with the latest legislation and maintain safe working practices.

What modules does the SSSTS refresher course cover?

This course will provide SSSTS refresher training on the following areas:

Module one – Legal and Management

  • Health & Safety law
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Construction Design Management (CDM)
  • Statutory inspections and checks
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health
  • Leadership and worker engagement

Module two – Health and Welfare

  • Management of health
  • Management of welfare
  • Stress/mental health
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Dust and fumes
  • Noise and vibration
  • Manual handling

Module three – General Safety

  • Site organisation
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Electricity
  • Plant and work equipment
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment

Module four – High Risk Activities

  • Working at height regulations
  • Excavations
  • Underground and overhead services
  • Confined spaces
  • Temporary works

Module five – Environment

  • Environmental awareness
  • Pollution, waste materials and nuisance

What will you learn?

At the end of the Site Supervisor Safety Training Refresher online course, you’ll understand:

  • How to use your supervisory position to maintain a safe site
  • How you’re responsible for implementing health and safety law
  • The importance of undertaking risk assessments and producing method statements
  • Adequate inductions to sites, method statement briefings and toolbox talks
  • Observing the site activities properly
  • Intervening when bad practice is discovered

The exam is made up of 22 multiple-choice questions and three short written questions. There are four safety critical questions that must be answered correctly to pass the exam.

The exam has a minimum pass rate of 80%. In the unlikely event that you don’t pass first time, you’ll be offered an immediate re-sit which you can take on the same day.

Remember, you can get ready to take your assessment with our free mock test here.

On completion of the SSSTS refresher online course, you’ll receive certification to demonstrate to clients and employers that you have attained the skills required through SSSTS refresher training to safely supervise a construction site in line with the CITB standard.

How long is the certificate valid for?

An SSST certificate will last for five years before it needs to be renewed.

What are the SSSTS refresher course requirements?

Applicants should be competent in English at the site supervisor level as they will need to communicate with others on site and understand safety instructions, regulations, and procedures

What does the SSSTS refresher course cover?

  • Legal and management expectations
  • Health, welfare and general safety duties
  • How to manage high-risk activities
  • Participating in environmental and specialist activities.

How many questions are there in the SSSTS-R exam?

The exam itself is made up of 22 multiple choice questions and three, short written questions. These include four safety critical questions which must all be answered correctly to pass the exam. The pass rate for the exam is 80%.

How many days is the SSSTS-R course?

The SSSTS-R course lasts for one day and you’re required to take the refresher course every five years.

Can you do an SSSTS-R course online?

Yes, SSSTS-R courses can now be booked online and will be carried out via an online meeting app. The course will cover the same modules as it would if it were carried out face-to-face and it will be led by a CITB-qualified instructor in a virtual classroom. The one-day course costs £169 (excl. VAT) per attendee.

What happens if you fail the SSSTS-R?

If you fail the SSSTS-R exam, you‘ll be offered an immediate re-sit which you can take on the same day. However, should you fail the re-sit, you’ll need to enrol for an SSSTS reassessment within 90 days of the original course date at an additional charge. Once you pass, you will then be awarded the certificate as normal.

Do you have a mock test of the SSSTS refresher course I can try?

Yes, we have created ten sample questions which you can use for free to test your knowledge. Check out our sample mock test to familiarise yourself on what to expect.

Want a helping hand with the cost of training your employees? Grants are provided for employers in the construction industry to train their workers, helping to maintain Health & Safety standards on construction sites.

What is the CITB Grants Scheme?

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) pays grants for the achievement of approved short-duration courses – this includes the Site Supervision Training Scheme (SSSTS) and SSSTS Refresher, Site Manager Safety Training (SMSTS) and Health & Safety Awareness (HSA), Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) and the Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course (TWCTC).

The Grants Scheme is funded by Industry through the CITB Levy and aims to ensure these funds are invested in core construction skills to meet Industry needs. You can apply for your grant using their online form.

Who can claim this grant?

You can claim grants if you are an employer registered with CITB and send a Levy Return to CITB by 30 November each year. Small employers that don’t need to pay the levy can still claim grants.

Providing the person is working for you at the time of their training, you can apply for grants for SSSTS-Refresher courses undertaken by:

  • Directly employed staff
  • Subcontractors

Our handy CITB funding blog explains all the details about the grant and how to secure funding. Check it out here.

About the SSSTS-R course

With our one-day online course, you’ll receive training from a CITB-qualified instructor. Forget the hassle of travelling to a classroom, this course is entirely online so you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

The course lasts for one day and at the end, you’ll sit an exam made up of 22 multiple-choice questions with a minimum pass rate of 80%.

The course price is £169 excl. VAT but you can claim money back from the CITB. Take a look here for more information on CITB Funding.

Who is the SSSTS-R course for?

If you’ve completed your SSSTS training course and now require the refresher course to maintain a valid certificate, this course is for you.

What are the benefits of the SSSTS-R course?

  • Industry-recognised certificate – having a valid and up-to-date SSSTS qualification shows employers and clients that you’ve got the skills necessary to safely supervise a construction site.
  • Looking to take your career to the next level? An up-to-date SSSTS qualification will give you a competitive edge over those that aren’t SSSTS accredited.
  • Improve safety performance – refreshing your knowledge and understanding of site safety through the SSSTS-Refresher course will help you to stay up to date with the latest legislation and maintain safe working practices.

What modules does the SSSTS refresher course cover?

This course will provide SSSTS refresher training on the following areas:

Module one – Legal and Management

  • Health & Safety law
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Construction Design Management (CDM)
  • Statutory inspections and checks
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Reporting accidents, injuries and ill health
  • Leadership and worker engagement

Module two – Health and Welfare

  • Management of health
  • Management of welfare
  • Stress/mental health
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Dust and fumes
  • Noise and vibration
  • Manual handling

Module three – General Safety

  • Site organisation
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Electricity
  • Plant and work equipment
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment

Module four – High Risk Activities

  • Working at height regulations
  • Excavations
  • Underground and overhead services
  • Confined spaces
  • Temporary works

Module five – Environment

  • Environmental awareness
  • Pollution, waste materials and nuisance

What will you learn?

At the end of the Site Supervisor Safety Training Refresher online course, you’ll understand:

  • How to use your supervisory position to maintain a safe site
  • How you’re responsible for implementing health and safety law
  • The importance of undertaking risk assessments and producing method statements
  • Adequate inductions to sites, method statement briefings and toolbox talks
  • Observing the site activities properly
  • Intervening when bad practice is discovered

The exam is made up of 22 multiple-choice questions and three short written questions. There are four safety critical questions that must be answered correctly to pass the exam.

The exam has a minimum pass rate of 80%. In the unlikely event that you don’t pass first time, you’ll be offered an immediate re-sit which you can take on the same day.

Remember, you can get ready to take your assessment with our free mock test here.

On completion of the SSSTS refresher online course, you’ll receive certification to demonstrate to clients and employers that you have attained the skills required through SSSTS refresher training to safely supervise a construction site in line with the CITB standard.

How long is the certificate valid for?

An SSST certificate will last for five years before it needs to be renewed.

What are the SSSTS refresher course requirements?

Applicants should be competent in English at the site supervisor level as they will need to communicate with others on site and understand safety instructions, regulations, and procedures

What does the SSSTS refresher course cover?

  • Legal and management expectations
  • Health, welfare and general safety duties
  • How to manage high-risk activities
  • Participating in environmental and specialist activities.

How many questions are there in the SSSTS-R exam?

The exam itself is made up of 22 multiple choice questions and three, short written questions. These include four safety critical questions which must all be answered correctly to pass the exam. The pass rate for the exam is 80%.

How many days is the SSSTS-R course?

The SSSTS-R course lasts for one day and you’re required to take the refresher course every five years.

Can you do an SSSTS-R course online?

Yes, SSSTS-R courses can now be booked online and will be carried out via an online meeting app. The course will cover the same modules as it would if it were carried out face-to-face and it will be led by a CITB-qualified instructor in a virtual classroom. The one-day course costs £169 (excl. VAT) per attendee.

What happens if you fail the SSSTS-R?

If you fail the SSSTS-R exam, you‘ll be offered an immediate re-sit which you can take on the same day. However, should you fail the re-sit, you’ll need to enrol for an SSSTS reassessment within 90 days of the original course date at an additional charge. Once you pass, you will then be awarded the certificate as normal.

Do you have a mock test of the SSSTS refresher course I can try?

Yes, we have created ten sample questions which you can use for free to test your knowledge. Check out our sample mock test to familiarise yourself on what to expect.

Want a helping hand with the cost of training your employees? Grants are provided for employers in the construction industry to train their workers, helping to maintain Health & Safety standards on construction sites.

What is the CITB Grants Scheme?

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) pays grants for the achievement of approved short-duration courses – this includes the Site Supervision Training Scheme (SSSTS) and SSSTS Refresher, Site Manager Safety Training (SMSTS) and Health & Safety Awareness (HSA), Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) and the Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course (TWCTC).

The Grants Scheme is funded by Industry through the CITB Levy and aims to ensure these funds are invested in core construction skills to meet Industry needs. You can apply for your grant using their online form.

Who can claim this grant?

You can claim grants if you are an employer registered with CITB and send a Levy Return to CITB by 30 November each year. Small employers that don’t need to pay the levy can still claim grants.

Providing the person is working for you at the time of their training, you can apply for grants for SSSTS-Refresher courses undertaken by:

  • Directly employed staff
  • Subcontractors

Our handy CITB funding blog explains all the details about the grant and how to secure funding. Check it out here.