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Tue 9th Oct 2012

SSSTS Training for Site Supervisors a "Must" for construction site workers

In the United Kingdom, The Major Contractors Group (MCG) has declared that, Site Supervisor Health & Safety training is an operational priority for all it's members. Site supervisors on all construction and building sites must attend or make arrangements to attend the ConstructionSkills Supervisors Safety Training Scheme as part of their commitment to Health and Safety training.

The SSSTS course is aimed at first line managers those who have to, or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities. The course aims to highlight the need for risk assessment in the workplace, implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication and monitoring in order to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.

The course is designed to ensure that candidates have an overview and understanding of their responsibility for supervising and helping to oversee safety in a construction site environment.

The course is an ideal lead in for delegates who will go on to attend the 5-day site managers SMSTS Training course at a later stage of their career development.

Speaking of the London area as an example, Jeff Hockley from the HSE said "SSSTS training in the London area is a priority for all contractors and we at the HSE will be monitoring the health and safety responsibilities of first line managers and supervisors in this area to ensure safety at work is maintained". His comments come following a report that over 40% of site supervisors working in the London area are not originally from the UK and thus may not be aware or have the necessary qualifications to work safely on site..

SSSTS Training in London can be achieved by attending a classroom based 2 day training course either with the CITB or with one of their accredited training partners.

For more information about SSSTS Training visit or call 0844 335 8882