The importance of the Site Supervisor

Site Safety is becoming more and more important across all industries. Site Supervisors are imperative in helping maintain a safe working environment for all workers. The main duties of the Site Supervisor include assessing any hazards on-site and determining the risk and likelihood of an accident occurring. The Site supervisor should inspect the site regularly so that they are always aware of any hazards and upon finding these hazards, should either rectify themselves if they have the necessary knowledge and training to do so, or raise the issue with a more senior member of staff.

Lots of Health & Safety training courses are available across the construction industry but the one usually best suited for a Site Supervisor is the SSSTS Course – or Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme. The SSSTS course is endorsed by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) and falls under their ‘site safety plus’ initiative (other courses include the CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course and the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme). The course aims to raise awareness for individuals with supervisory responsibilities and help them 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.

Upon completion of the SSSTS Training Course, delegates will receive a CITB accredited certificate that is valid for 5 years. If you are interested in attending a Site Supervisors Safety Training Course, please get in contact with us on 01473 830255.