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The interaction and explanations Andy gave to different areas, it was a very good course and I would recommend more people to do it.
Bison Manufacturing July 2010 (ABC Course)




Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

The cost of this course is £250 plus VAT (£300 Total cost)
(These costs  include exams and all associated costs.)

Course Description

The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) develops supervisory skills of construction site ganger / foremen, to ensure that adequate control measures, communication and monitoring of the workforce occurs.

Run as 2 consecutive days or one day a week over 2 weeks, our SSSTS courses run frequently in Rainham, Kent or we are happy to deliver in-house courses at preferential rates

Our constantly updated testimonials show why we’re the best choice and our competitive pricing includes CITB grant availability.

Please be aware that as of 31 December 2015, CITB scheme rules have changed and you will not be given the 6 month grace period from date of expiry to renew your certificate.  You MUST complete the refresher BEFORE your certificate expires. 

Upcoming SSSTS courses

SSSTS coursesDatesLocation
SSSTS24, 25 April 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS22, 23 May 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS25, 26 June 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS18, 19 July 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS14, 15 August 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS24, 25 September 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS29, 30 October 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS21, 22 November 2019Rainham, KentBook
SSSTS16, 17 December 2019Rainham, KentBook


Who Should Attend

SSSTS is designed for first line managers, foremen, gangers, team leaders and supervisors – i.e. those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities and need to understand their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities in order to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.

Course Content

The SSSTS training course will enable candidates to understand the problems of the industry, appreciate how health and safety law is structured, identify how their supervisory role fits into that of the manager in controlling site safety, carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements, carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings and understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need.

The main topics covered are:

  • The health and safety legal system
  • Construction accidents – types, numbers and immediate and underlying causes
  • Awareness of other regulations
  • Approved codes of practice and guidance notes
  • Work at height
  • Demolition noise and vibration
  • Occupational health
  • Fire awareness
  • Control of contractors
  • Electricity and confined spaces.
Assessment & Award

Coursework is assessed by the instructor throughout the course, via work produced by syndicate exercises and individual participation.  There is also a 30 minute, 25 question, objective multiple-choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Certificate.


The SSSTS training course lasts two days, 8.30 am – 5 pm daily. This can be delivered as a two day block or one day a week over two week period. The SSSTS certificate lasts for five years, after which the course would need to be retaken in order to renew the certificate and keep the qualification up-to-date.


Typical fees for open courses are £250 plus VAT per person at our training rooms in Rainham. However, this can vary for in-house courses.

As part of the fees each candidate will receive CITB GE706 – Construction Site Supervision,  currently retailing at £28.20, and the GT 700 – Toolbox Talks book also currently retailing at £27.00, and certification at £37.50.

Companies that are eligible for CITB grant refund can claim a grant of £70 for each successful candidate who completes the course.  Find out more about CITB Levy & Grants.


We run regular open SSSTS courses in our Training Centres in Rainham Kent,  or we are happy to travel to your location if suitable facilities are available. We cover the whole of the UK so would be happy to travel to anywhere you need your course.

A Polite Notice

It pays to be selective when booking training courses because not all training providers are what they appear to be. When booking a SSSTS Course you need to feel assured that your training provider is fully accredited to provide that training and is not then going to sub-contract the work. Lighthouse Safety Training are fully accredited by CITB to provide the SSSTS course and proof of that accreditation can be seen at our accreditation page.


Highly informative and delivered in a clear, concise and engaging manner.  Will be extremely useful to apply what I’ve learned on site.
Alfie, August 2018 (SSSTS) 

Eye opening course, very well taught.
Cameron, July 2018 (SSSTS)

Great laugh, easy to talk to and explained things very well. Top class training.  Probably best I had.
Ben, July 2018 (SSSTS)

Brilliant course run by Rick.  Enthusiastic which made me enjoy this course.  Very knowledgeable and taught me a lot about health and safety.  A pleasurable 2 days.
Tom, July 2018 (SSSTS)

By far the best, well run, presented course I have attended.  I thought I was in for a mind numbing two days but Rick made it enjoyable and in turn made it easy to learn.  I hope any future courses are with Lighthouse.  Dan, March 2018 (SSSTS)

This course made me much more aware of the risks and procedures on site and Rick made it a much more enjoyable experience and taught in a way that made it easy to understand.
Nathaniel, March 2018 (SSSTS) 

All very well explained, Steve was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
Patrick, February 2018 (SSSTS) 

Really enjoyed the course. Rick was a great tutor. Very intelligent and had the best sense of humour which made the course more learn-able and more fun.  100% will return to Lighthouse for future courses.
Ricky, August 2017 (SSSTS) 

Course was well planned and flowed nicely.
Jessica, August 2017 (SSSTS) 

I found Rick to be really easy to listen to and understand.  He put everything over in a good and simple way and actually made it quite enjoyable.
Geoffrey, August 2017 (SSSTS) 

Rick is very engaging and good at keeping the subjects upbeat, I will be happy to send my men in for training.
David, April 2017 (SSSTS)

Brilliant course.  This is a must for anyone in the industry in my opinion.
Tom, March 2017 (SSSTS)

I have attended many H&S courses and met may instructors.  I found Harry to be the most knowledgeable tutor I have come across, 5 stars.
Nathan, March 2017 (SSSTS)

Thought Rick was a great instructor, everything was of a high standard.
Richard, February 2017 (SSSTS)

Well thought out and run course.
Michael, February 2017 (SSSTS)

Funny Informative easy to understand. Great presentation made everyone welcome and put people at ease. Thanks for a great two days.

Peter, February 2017 (SSSTS)

This course was one of the few courses I’ve felt at ease.  The tutor was easy to talk to and presented the information in such a way it was easily digested.
Stuart, November 2016 (SSSTS) 

Very good.  I would recommend to others.
Jon, September 2016 (SSSTS)

very interesting and well presented course by Harry.  Would definitely recommend Lighthouse to other people.
Daniel, September 2016 (SSSTS)

Very Informative, its a clear concise course. Very relevant and to the point.
Tom, August 2016 (SSSTS)

Course was conducted well, and well presented.
Dan, August 2016 (SSSTS)

The course was interesting, the tutor wasn’t boring and I have come away from it feeling like I have gained something.
Ben, July 2016 (SSSTS)

Rick relates to this subject with passion and commitment.  A real star of a teacher. 10 out of 10.
Kevin, July 2016 (SSSTS)

Well presented with a suitable mixture of factual presentation and humour.
Paul, July 2016 (SSSTS)

I found the course very informative.  I feel I learned a great deal and feel that I will change a lot of my working methods because of this.
Jay, June 2016 (SSSTS) 

I found the course very useful and have learnt new things since I have been on the course and I will change things on my site because of this.
Matthew, June 2016 (SSSTS) 

Steve delivered the training in a professional manner without making the course boring.  I found it very informative and it has certainly highlighted the shortfalls within our own companies procedures and attitude to H&S and site supervision. Well done Steve.
Mark, June 2016 (SSSTS)

Very happy go lucky man. Made the course very enjoyable and interesting. Top Marks. Gold star
Chris, May 2016 (SSSTS)

Steve was very pleasant, took time with each person and the two days were a joy to be on the course A++++
Lewis, May 2016 (SSSTS) 

Very happy with all aspects.  Course was run superbly.  Will consider further courses.
Cliff, January 2016 (SSSTS) 

Very good communication.  Well involved with the group.  Made to feel very welcomed and comfortable.
Fiona, January 2016 (SSSTS) 

Interaction with trainees was excellent. Helped maintain concentration levels.  Videos were a welcome deviation from the usual powerpoint presentation.
Sekai, January 2016 (SSSTS) 

Felt the course was well presented made to feel at ease.  Tutor was very good at explaining. Could relate to our site situations easily. Allowed us to have our say. Very enthusiastic tutor.
Rob, November 2015 (SSSTS) 

Excellent delivery and overall knowledge of health and safety.  Made it extremely helpful and well done.
Marcus, November 2015 (SSSTS)

Explained everything really well. I can honestly say I enjoyed the course.
Steve, November 2015 (SSSTS) 

Very well balanced with time for discussion informative videos relating to topics covered. Practical exercise of presenting TB talk was very useful.  CITB publications very useful for future reference.
Alan, November 2015 (SSSTS) 

Excellent information delivered in a professional easy learning manner.  Very interesting to speak/discuss with other supervisor of different trades regarding various H&S issues.
Kieran, November 2015 (SSSTS) 

Interesting and informative, well presented by tutor.
Robert, November 2015 (SSSTS) 

Great training with a modern approach to help the information sink in.
Mark, November 2015 (SSSTS) 

The tutor was very polite and helpful, he had a good amount of knowledge and experience and was able to draw on this to give helpful examples to the delegates. The tutor kept the dialogue flowing throughout the training which meant that delegates felt comfortable to ask questions and receive feedback.  We will be using Lighthouse to provide more training in the near future.
Blue Planet Consulting, November 2015 (SSSTS)

Id like to pass on my thanks for the last two days being on your site supervisor course. It was one of the best courses I have done due to the fact it was fun, everyone joined in and we had a great group. I’ll keep in touch as I’ve requested with my management to attend some more courses at lighthouse.
Lee, July 2015 (SSSTS)

The course was well ornagised and well structured. Allowing adequate breaks so i was able to retain the information given easily. Always felt relaxed and welcome, and no questions went unanswered.
Leigh, May 2015 (SSSTS)

I thought the course was very informative a lot was packed in and made entertaining by the tutor. Would recommend to others. Very worthwhile 2 days.
Mike, February 2015 (SSSTS)

I found the course to be interesting and was amazed at what I was taught. The course has made me a more safety minded person. I think Stephen for teaching me this. It will certainly help me out on site.
Richard, February 2015 (SSSTS)

Course tutor presented course brilliantly, Good use of informative videos and ppt slides, good provision of course material, brilliant venue & facilities & refreshment & food, good directions to find venue, course well organised and good time keeping.
Ronald, December 2014 (SSSTS)

Excellent presentation by a knowledgeable tutor. 100%

Peter, July 2014 (SSSTS)

I thought the course was really good. Got a really good understanding of everything we went through.  Excellent overall.

Darcy, July 2014 (SSSTS)

Steve was great to be taught by. He was very helpful with everything we needed to know. Thanks

Tommy, July 2014 (SSSTS)

Steve’s overall presentation of the course was very good with his in depth knowledge on the course.

Ashley, July 2014 (SSSTS)

Harry the Trainer was excellent and I have never learnt so much before. The course was absolutely excellent and very well run.

Heather, May 2014 (SSSTS)

Steve was very good at keeping us interested.  He had a very good knowledge of the subject he was teaching.  Often telling us amusing stories to help us understand and highlight what he was teaching.

Tommy, April 2014 (SSSTS)

There was a lot of information to digest over a two day period.  However, Steve made it enjoyable and delivered it in a very professional manor.  Thank you.

Mark, April 2014 (SSSTS)

Very informative, carried out in a way that maintained interest and interaction. Thoroughly enjoyed the course ad tutors attitude.

David, October 2013 (SSSTS)

Thanks for a great course over the last two days. Very well taught and kept us all very much interested all the time unlike other courses I’ve attended. It’s also changed my mind set with H&S in a positive way. Hope to work with lighthouse again in the near future.

Chris, May 2013 (SSSTS)

Very informal and relaxed approach to getting over facts and info very well structured course.  Highly recommended

Andy, February 2013 (SSSTS)

Just like to thank you all at lighthouse safety, was a pleasure to learn from Harry during the course and yourself and others in the office have been very helpful. I wont hesitate to return if I was to take up another course and will be recommending lighthouse to others. Great tutor, great learning experience and great service.

Pardeep, November 2012 (SSSTS)

Firstly may I thank you for time over the last two days for the SSSTS course I think you even managed to convert a few of the doubters amongst the group. Your presentation was very informative and managed to keep what is considered a boring subject informative.

Echlin & Bailey, September 2012 (SSSTS)

I would like to say that the feedback from Paul regarding the course was exceptional and please pass on my thanks to the course instructor as it makes it even more worthwhile when my guys enjoy a course we send them on. We will definately use your company again in the future.

Brett Kinsman, 1st Line Defence Ltd, August 2012 (SSSTS)

The information was delivered in a hands on, easy way to understand. I will be recommending Lighthouse and Harry to my company for any future training.

Kevin, July 2012 (SSSTS)

Very happy overall, great approach to the course and content, a great atmosphere to work & Learn in. Thanks.

Christopher, July 2012 (SSSTS)

Would just like to say that Harry has made the past two days of learning very easy and interesting and I will definitely be doing more courses because of this.

James, July 2012 (SSSTS)

Having Just finished a SSSTS course at Winters Electrical I’d just like to pass on my thanks to Harry. He made the minefield that is H&S Interesting whilst clear on getting the point across.

Kevin Snowden, July 2012

Very Well done, easy to understand and get on with, got info across well and direct

Matthew, June 2012

Fully professional presentation.  Great range of tutors knowledge.  Course content covered needs.

Mariusz Barcikowski, May 2012

Harry was an excellent tutor, very concise whilst always giving people a chance to join in and give their opinions, plus the right level of banter to make it fun as well as interesting.

Wiltech Engineering, May 2012

A well run training course, well handled with normal workers coming out with Health and Safety issues which no one would normally listen to.

New Build Landscapes, May 2012

Harry very good at his job.  Thought it would be like going back to school, however he made it very enjoyable.

Brett Construction, May 2012

Excellent interactive teaching method, down to earth and jargon free.  Easy to retain information.

Ross, Marshall Electricals, April 2012

Tutors conduct and teaching methods were very good.  Very good interaction between tutor and students.

Paul, Marshalls, April 2012

The course was well executed and informative with a good deal of intreaction between tutor and ‘pupils’ . I believe everyone was able to achieve a good understanding of the subject matter both on a group level and a personal level. Well done Mike (Tutor) Cheers.

LPL Uk Ltd, February 2012

The course was very informative, care was given to make sure we all understood the information, Many Thanks

Dan Lang February 2012

The course was brilliant, We would now be safe on a site

Albert Gherman February 2012

The course offered more than I expected

TFC December 2011

The staff knew their subject and made the sudents feel comfortable in the learning environment

Dulley November 2011

Course was tailored well to suit the needs of the company

South East Water August 2011

Presenter was very good and kept this course enjoyable, good course

South East Water August 2011

The content and presentation was well adapted by the presenter to suit the business function and needs. A good overview of health and safety awareness for supervisors

South East Water August 2011

Nice atmosphere and everything was explained clearly

J.K Environmental August 2011

Good Course, well delivered

Brightside Electrical August 2011

Excellent course, very well presented

Arnold Brickwork July 11

A great course

Rydons Maintenance July 11

What I thought would be a boring course, turned out to be easy going and enjoyable

Elite Architectural Systems Ltd July 11

Good course, well presented

Elite Architectural Systems Ltd July 11

Enjoyed the course / beat expectations / looking forward to the next course

C3 Flooring July 11

One of the best courses I have been on, I did not get bored

Complete Electrical July 11

 The instructor’s helpfulness

June 2011

 Pace was good, content was explained well

Energy Solutions may 2011

The steady flow of information was relevant to me and my company

Accurate roofing May 2011

The course tutor who was very clear and precise and made the course enjoyable.

Williams Refrigeration April 2011

Found the course very well presented and relaxed, would recommend to others without hesitation. Hate to say but I learnt alot I thought I knew but didn’t.

Gregory Demolition December 2010

A very good course by an excellent Tutor

AllTask November 2010

I’ve only been on two courses so far but this one was the best by a long way, in helping me understand ‘My Role’.

Strata Construction Group September 2010

I found the course very enjoyable and learnt a lot that I never knew. It was taught to us in a really good way.

Prima Systems July 2010

Good Course marks out of 10 = 10.

Blaze Construction May 2010

“I enjoyed the interaction among the group and tutor”.

Blaze Construction May 2010

“Made it fun to learn with good humour but still put it across in a serious nature.”

Maiford Ltd April 2010

“Was quite surprised how interesting the tutor managed to make the subject.”

John Peck construction February 2010

“For a health and safety course it was very enjoyable and presented in an informative fashion which retained my attention.”

Quadrant February 2010


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