App 03 Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Course
- Aims and objectives
- Delegate numbers
- Course attendance
- Course progression
- Course publications
- Notes to Training Providers
- Suggested timetable
- End-of-course examination rules for the course
This two-day course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.
This course is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites and, as such, the course must be delivered as laid out in the following programme.
2. Aims and objectives
The course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand:
- why they are carrying out their identified duties
- what is expected of them and
- to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
At the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- understand the problems of the industry
- have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
- identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely
- carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
- carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
- be able to monitor site activities effectively
- understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified.
The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.
4. Delegate numbers
The maximum number of delegates per course will be 20.
5. Course attendance
Delegates are required to attend both sessions, since without full attendance and achievement in the examination the Construction Site Supervisors’ Safety Certificate cannot be made.
Delegates must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days, must complete the course within two weeks. Delegates unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. certificated sickness) will need to enrol onto a new course in order to maintain continuity of learning outcomes and attend both days again.
6. Course progression
This course is an ideal foundation for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities for junior management, and upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.
Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.
7. Course publications
|Site Supervision Simplified||GE706 }||mandatory|
|Tool Box Talks||GT700 }||for in-house courses, own company tool box talk materials may be used|
|Shattered Lives||DVD070 }||mandatory – Tutor copy to be shown on day two|
8. Notes to training providers:
- Not all sections of GE706 have been included in the suggested programme. Training providers may adjust the programme to meet delegate needs provided, so that the aims and objectives of the course are met.
- Copies of the proposed programme changes, if any, must be submitted prior to course delivery.
- Homework between day one and day two is recommended for revision for final examination; also toolbox talk, risk assessment, method statement, presentation exercise, which are intended to provide delegates with the opportunity of demonstrating their communication skills in front of an audience.
- Where there are presentations to be made by delegates the programme should be adjusted to allow sufficient time, including time for tutor feedback.
- The examination paper number will be notified when the course booking is accepted by Cskills Awards.
9. Suggested timetable
|08.30||1.0 Course administration||Registration and domestics in accordance with venue requirements.|
|08.45||2.0 Course introduction
2.1 Aims and objectives
|2.2 The role of the supervisor||GE706 intro
GE706 Chapter 16
|10.30||3.0 Health and safety law
3.1 Health and safety law
|GE706 Chapter 01|
|3.2 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act||L1 to HASWA|
|3.3 Health and safety enforcement||GE706 Chapter 01|
|11.15||4.0 Safe systems of work
4.1 Hazard identification
|GE706 Chapter 04|
|4.2 Risk assessment||Definition of risk: the likelihood of a hazard causing harm and the nature and extent of the resulting harm.
HSE Five Steps to Risk Assessment
|GE706 Chapter 04|
|4.3 Method statement||GE706 Chapter 04|
|4.4 Principles of prevention||GE706 Chapter 04|
|4.5 Special considerations||GE706 Chapter 04|
|12.00||5.0 Health and safety management
5.1 Safety policies
|HSG65 Successful Health and Safety Management
GE706 Chapter 03
|5.2 Measuring performance||GE706 Chapter 03
GE706 Chapter 16
|5.3 Permit systems||GE706 Chapter 04|
|13.30||6.0 Occupational health
|GE706 Chapter 09|
|6.2 Vibration||GE706 Chapter 09|
|6.3 Respiratory risks||GE706 Chapter 08|
|6.4 Drugs and alcohol||GE706 Chapter 07|
|6.5 Dermatitis||GE706 Chapter 07|
|6.6 Asthma||GE706 Chapter 08|
|6.7 Health monitoring||GE706 Chapter 07|
|14.45||7.0 Fire prevention/control and other emergencies||GE706 Chapter 15|
|7.1 Regulatory Reform (Fire Order) 2006||GE706 Chapter 15|
|7.2 Fire Prevention (Fire Plan)||GE706 Chapter 15|
|7.3 Fire fighting||GE706 Chapter 15|
|7.4 Raising the alarm and escape||GE706 Chapter 15|
|7.5 Other emergencies||GE706 Chapters 10 and 22|
|15.30||8.0 Hazardous substances (COSHH)||GE706 Chapter 10|
|16.00||9.0 Group exercise Risk assessment & method statements||Conduct a simple case study to demonstrate the principals and content involved in the development of method statements associated with site-specific risk assessment.|
|16.45||10.0 Presentation skills
Delivering effective toolbox talks
|17.30||End of day one.|
|L144 CDM ACoP
GE706 Chapter 02
|11.2 Duty holders||Construction-Skills industry guidance for each duty holder: CDM 07/01 to 07/05 inclusive
GE706 Chapter 02
|11.3 Competence||Competence relating to the duty holder roles|
|11.4 Part 4|
|11.5 Welfare||Summarise requirements of Schedule 2 regarding welfare arrangements.||GE706 Chapter 07|
|10.00||12.0 Working at height
12.1 legislation (WAH Regs)
|GE706 Chapter 18|
|11.30||13.0 Personal protective equipment||GE706 Chapter 11|
|12.00||14.0 Manual handling||GE706 Chapter 17|
|12.30||15.0 Accidents and first aid
15.1 Definition of accidents
|GE706 Chapter 06|
|15.2 First aid||Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.|
|15.3 Data Protection||Discuss application of Data Protection Act to accident reports/ book entries.|
|14.00||16.0 Intervention skills and behaviour
|Discuss the principles of achieving good behaviours and demonstrating leadership on construction sites.
Show and discuss the CITB-ConstructionSkills DVD ‘Shattered Lives’ (DVD070).
|GE706 Chapter 05|
|16.2 Intervention skills|
|15.00||17.0 Intervention skills Exercise||Group flipchart work on typical/common instances on site and the thought process behind persuading individuals to think about the potential consequences when not acted upon.|
|15.45||18.0 Examination||Multiple choice test|
|16.15||19.0 Course review / closure|
|16.30||End of day two.|
10. End-of-course examination rules for the course
Refer to Section 3 Registering courses and marking Delegates’ performance
The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 multiple-choice questions selected by Cskills Awards. It forms the basis of assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of understanding to be awarded the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) certificate. The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time. Delegates are permitted to use the GE706 Site Safety Simplified publication for the last ten minutes of the examination period. The examination pass mark is 72%.
Where a delegate has achieved 64%–68% in the examination, the delegate may re-sit the multiple-choice examination by attending another course on the final day and subsequent arrangements will be at the delegate’s own expense. The training provider must make the arrangements with the delegate and ensure that the same examination paper is not used twice. The delegate must re-sit the examination within 90 days of the last day previously attended. A charge may be made to the delegate; however, this fee is left entirely to the discretion of the training provider. The training provider may also have additional costs to be recovered from the delegate and this should be agreed in advance.
Should the delegate fail for a second time, that person will need to attend a full two-day course again.