Certificate valid for
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:
At the end of the period of training, delegates will be aware and be able to implement:
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/cards-testing/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.
The minimum number of delegates per course is 4. The maximum number of delegates per course is 20. These are stipulated by the awarding body and are not subject to appeal.
Assessment will be by an exam paper at the end of the course.
The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 multiple choice 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 1-3 marks.
The exam paper forms part of the overall 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 (SSSTS-R) certificate.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.
Delegates are permitted to use Site supervision simplified (GE 706) publication for the last ten minutes of the
Where a delegate has achieved between 70%-77% (21, 22 or 23 out of 30) in the examination or has achieved the 80% pass rate but failed the safety critical questions, the delegate may re-sit the examination. This can either be on the same day or be resitting the exam by attending another course on the final day within a 90 day period (the delegate is not obliged to re-do the day’s course).
The training provider must make arrangements with the delegate and ensure that the same examination paper is not used twice.
Subsequent arrangements will be at the delegate’s own expense.
Should a delegate fail the re-sit, they will be offered to take the SSSTS-R course again.
When a delegate scores less than 67% (20 correct answers out of 30) in the final examination, the delegate must attend he full SSSTS-R course again before they are allowed to re-sit the examination.
You will receive a CITB SSSTS Certificate valid for 5 years. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the CITB to issue certification.
To ensure you keep your qualification valid, you must attend the 1 day SSSTS Refresher course before the expiry date of your SSSTS certificate (there is no grace period available).
A natural progression from this course would be to attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) or attend the Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) which is aimed at supervisor level.
Site Supervision Simplified GE706 mandatory
Toolbox Talks GT700 mandatory (for in-house courses, own company tool box materials may be used)