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CITB - Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) - Remote Learning

CITB course covering supervisory responsibilities and their relevance in contributing to workplace safety, delivered via Virtual Classrooms.

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Course Details

Product number: CITB_SSSTS_REML|3881

Course Aims

This industry leading course will provide delegates with Site Supervisory responsibilities with the knowledge required to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site.

This remote learning and examination option for the site supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course has been created to allow delegates to gain and develop the required knowledge outside of the classroom.

Please Note: The minimum age of attendance for this course is 16 years old, however delegates who are under the age of 18 must bring a completed parental consent form to the first day of the training course.

This attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 2, with a value of £70.  Please see the Grants and Funding tab for further information.

Microsoft Teams MUST be installed beforehand to ensure you can participate successfully.

  • User Guide and further information here.

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The Operatives test ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. To apply for a CSCS Labourers Green card, delegates will need to successfully complete both the Operatives HS&E test and the Site Safety Plus Health & Safety Awareness course, holding both valid certificates. CSCS cards provide evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site, and contractors or clients in the UK require workers to hold a card before they are granted access to a site.

Classroom Training

This course is also available as a full-day classroom based CITB - Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course, please click here to find out more and view classroom dates.

The training and examination for this course will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams, but will follow the same curriculum as the classroom SSSTS course and the same standard of training will be delivered, meeting all Scheme Rules.

Agenda

  • Health & Safety law
  • Developing a Health and Safety management system
  • Occupational health
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • Hazardous substances
  • CDM regulations
  • Working at height
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Manual handling
  • Accidents and first aid

Theory Test

Individual written test with explanation of pass requirements.

First line managers - those who have, or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities who require an understanding of legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities.

Please Note: The minimum age of attendance for this course is 16 years old, however delegates who are under the age of 18 must bring a completed parental consent form to the first day of the training course.

Virtual Classroom

This course will be delivered via video conferencing using Microsoft Teams Virtual Classroom. This allows two-way communication, ensuring the course is interactive with delegates having the opportunity to ask questions. Each delegate in attendance must have a webcam and microphone, to provide evidence of identity and the ability to answer all examination questions. For more information on how to use Microsoft Teams Click Here.

Hardware requirements

Devices Requirement

  1. Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
    • For a better experience with video calls and online meetings, we recommend using a computer that has a 2.0 GHz processor and 4.0 GB RAM (or higher)
  2. Desktop PC
    • Computer and processor: Minimum 1.6 GHz (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Hard disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space
    • Display: 1024 x 768 screen resolution
    • Graphics hardware: Minimum of 128 MB graphics memory
    • Operating system: Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 in 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Video: USB 2.0 video camera
  3. Mac
    • Processor: Minimum Intel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Hard disk: 1.5 GB of available disk space
    • Display: 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
    • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    • Video: Compatible webcam
    • Voice Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Assessment

The paper consists of 22 multiple choice questions and three short written questions. There are four safety critical questions in each exam paper, the delegate must answer all four of these questions correctly to pass the exam.

The examination pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30). The examination lasts for 30 minutes and delegates are permitted to use the provided CITB publication for the last 10 minutes of the exam.

Certification

Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) certificate valid for five years.

Please note, CITB no longer produce physical certificates, all certificates are produced digitally and sent to the booker of the course within 28 working days of the end of the course.

CITB Short Course Duration Grant

Information for Employers

HSS Training is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing our customers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses.  The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.

How much is the Grant?

The grant rates are split into three tiers, determined by the duration and content of the course.

•Tier 1 = £30

•Tier 2 = £70

•Tier 3 = £120

Course Name  Grant Tier Value
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator  Tier 2 £70
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection  Tier 1 £30
PASMA Mobile Access Towers for Users  Tier 2 £70
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)  Tier 3 £120
Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)  Tier 3 - 50% £60
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)  Tier 2 £70
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)  Tier 2 - 50% £35
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness  Tier 1 £30

Please refer to the Approved Course List on CITB’s website for the full course directory. Grants are paid once for each individual per course, with the exception of a renewal or refresher course.

Which courses are covered?

As a CITB accredited ATO, HSS Training has 20+ courses registered under the CITB Short Course Duration Grant.  Short duration courses last from 3 hours to 29 days, focusing on the core construction skills needed across the industry. 

The full list of approved courses is available on CITB’s Construction Training Directory.

• Assured Products - courses delivered to an agreed industry standard

• Recognised Products - an approved standard by a relevant awarding body that is widely accepted by the industry i.e. IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association

• CITB - relating to the Site Safety Plus courses

How do I claim?

Q. What do I need to do as the employer?
A. Simply book your employee onto their required course (our full open schedule is available on the HSS Training website) and provide us with the following details: Delegate name, DOB, Address, NI Number and the Employer CITB Levy Number.

Q. How do I make a claim?
A. We will do everything for you. Because HSS Training is an ATO with CITB, following your employees successful completion of their course we will update the  construction Training Register and you will automatically receive the payment.

Q. How will I receive the payment?
A. Grants can only be paid back via bank transfer, so ensure that CITB hold your current bank details - you can do this through their secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form.

Who can claim?

Any Employer can claim who has registered with CITB and meets their general grants scheme eligibility requirements. Short Duration grants are available to all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and sub-contractors.

Note – grants are not paid to individual employees.

Eligibility Requirements

Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).

Please refer to CITB’s website for more information on how Levy Returns are calculated for a company.

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