Health and safety in construction site supervision - SSP refresher


Overview
This one-day 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.

Title 

Health and safety in construction site supervision - refresher – SSP SSSTS-R 

Duration 

This is a one-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course (7.5 hours). 

Purpose/ 
scope 

This one-day 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 changes to procedures, and builds upon the material in the original course. 

Scope: 

To help site supervisors to:  

  • supervise health and safety on site in accordance with current legal requirements and within the context of their role  
  • develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare of workers on site  
  • recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly  

Occupational relevance 

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • Supervision 

Delegates 
pre-requisites 

The refresher course is only for delegates who have previously passed the two-day health and safety in construction site supervision course (SSSTS) and can provide evidence of successful attendance. 

Failure to attend the refresher course prior to the expiry of an existing certificate will require the delegate to re-enter by completing the health and safety in construction site supervision course (SSSTS) 

Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level. 

Instruction/ supervision 

As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate  

Successfully completed training to this standard  

At least 3 years relevant industrial experience at site supervision level or above 

A verifiable CV  

At least one of the following: 

  • A Health and Safety degree 
  • IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Safety Management (or equivalent) 
  • Level 4 or 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (or SVQ equivalent) 
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health 
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Part 2 
  • NEBOSH Units A, B, C & D 

Please refer to the quality assurance document that sets out the trainer requirements. 

Delivery 

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

The minimum number of delegates per course is four. The maximum number of delegates per course is 20. These minimum and maximum delegate numbers are not subject to an appeal. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for delegates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation. 

A publication to support the training must be made available to each delegate to use throughout and to keep for reference. 

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • classroom 
  • e-learning 
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning 
  • remote learning 

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning.  

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level. 

Assessment 

Assessment will be by an exam paper at the end of the course. 

The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course. 

The examination pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30). 

Quality assurance 

CITB Products 

Quality assurance against this standard will require the Approved Training Organisation (ATO) to hold approval with a third party awarding organisation, industry training board, or professional institute for the specific course or qualification linked to this standard. 

The course or qualification must have external set test(s) or exam(s) and be externally quality assured by the third party. 

This standard is not intended for mapping of ATOs' own standalone courses. Third party awarding organisations should submit their qualifications or courses for approval, before their delivery centres can be approved by CITB against this standard. 

Renewal 

Refresher every 5 years 

Approval date 

January 2019 

Review cycle 

On request or 3 year(s) from approval date 

Learning outcomes to be refreshed

The delegate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome 

Describe the purpose of health and safety legislation and the different legislative requirements that must be followed to ensure this is achieved 

 

Explain how the CDM Regulations are used to support health and safety on site 

 

Describe how to develop, maintain and monitor a health and safety management system 

 

Write and use risk assessments and method statements to ensure a safe working environment 

 

Outline how to complete statutory inspections and checks for a construction site 

 

Describe how to report accidents, injuries and ill health that may occur in the construction industry 

 

Explain how good leadership and worker engagement can aid with protecting the workforce 

 

Explain how to protect the health and welfare of the workforce in the construction industry 

 

Explain how to manage first aid and emergency procedures for a construction site 

 

Explain how to identify and handle hazardous substances associated with working on a construction site 

 

Outline the risks to health posed by asbestos, and the basic legal requirements to manage those risks 

 

Outline how to control exposure to dust and fumes (respiratory hazards) for workers on a construction site 

 

Explain how to control exposure to noise and vibration for construction workers 

 

Outline how to properly undertake manual handling activities when lifting loads 

 

Identify factors to be considered when setting up a construction site 

 

Identify the main fire hazard risks and identify basic requirements for fire safety on site 

 

Identify the dangers of electricity and good working practices for working on, or near to, live electrical circuits and with electrical tools and equipment 

 

State the importance of control and the management of plant, transport and work equipment on site 

 

Identify the basic requirements for safe lifting operations, equipment and accessories and the steps required to ensure safety 

 

Describe the key principles for working safely at height 

 

Outline the main hazards and control considerations for excavation work 

 

Describe how to locate, identify and plan for work near underground and overhead services 

 

Describe the main hazards and safety considerations for working in a confined space 

 

Describe the main duties of temporary works supervisors 

 

State their role in environmental awareness on site 

 

State their role in preventing pollution 

 

Explain how environmental damage can occur from improper management of waste materials 

 

Explain their part in reducing nuisance, noise, dust and light 

 

Additional information about this standard

Site Safety Plus

Scheme rules – Appendix C Site supervision safety training scheme (PDF)

Health & Safety At Work Act (HASAWA) 

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/51/contents/made 

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/2306/contents/made 

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/2307/contents/made 

Guidance: 

Managing Health & Safety in Construction (L153) 
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l153.htm 

ACOP: 

LOLER Approved Code of Practice 
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l113.htm 

PUWER Approved Code of Practice 
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l22.htm 

Health & Safety Executive guidance documents: 

SG48: Reducing error and influencing behaviour

Related standards

Health and safety in construction site supervision (SSSTS)

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