Do Construction Industry Supervisors need SSSTS Training?
Do Construction Industry Supervisors need SSSTS Training, what is it and do they need it is are questions often asked by members of the construction industry?
What is SSSTS Training?
The Construction Regulations of April 2007 brought to the forefront the need for Health & Safety Training in the construction industry, it became vital that all Site Supervisors have up to date SSSTS Training, Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Training.
Health & Safety Training is needed in all industries but in the construction industry perhaps more so being such a dangerous working environment for workers and the general public if sufficient training is not in place.
SSSTS Training is a course designed to give Site Supervisors the skills needed to both identify, monitor and prevent accidents in the workplace and potentially prevent prosecution by the HSE.
Do You Need SSSTS Training?
The construction training regulations require that all employers, business owners, managers in addition to supervisors are competent in Health & Safety issues for workers and the general public in their working environment. The SSSTS Course has been adopted by the construction industry and SSSTS Training has become necessary for all Site Supervisors.
If you work as a Site Supervisor then yes you do need SSSTS Training.
If you are the business owner or employer on a building site then yes you need to ensure your Site Manger who has a current CITB SSSTS Certificate.
Will SSSTS Training Help my Business?
As you would imagine the SSSTS Course is designed to cover aspects of safety, with the emphasis being on providing Site Supervisors with the knowledge and skills to identify risk factors on the site that could put workers and the general public at risk. The training is geared towards giving Site Supervisors the sufficient skills to identify potential hazards and to enable them to take measure needed to remove these potential hazards from the work place.
One of the obvious potential benefits in SSSTS Training is the reduction in accidents and injuries in the construction workplace. A less obvious benefit is a reduction in lost man hours and production with another being the very real benefit of limiting your liability in the case of an accident or an injury as sufficient training measures are in place on your site. The training will potentially not only limit the chances of an accident or injury but also reduce the possibility of legal action should such an accident occur.
SSSTS Training Courses are two days courses and are held in a classroom, the aims of the SSSTS Courses are to educate Site Supervisors in the correct Health & Safety Training procedures on site and how to ensure correct procedure is constantly put into practice by all site workers. Certification last 5 years.