We are a Pearson Vue approved Test Centre for the CITB HS& E test (‘CSCS tests’)
Level 1 H&S Course, was £100, now £83.33


Key Facts

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Venue: East London / Virtual (online)


  • SSSTS Certificate valid for 5 years


  • Weekdays & Weekends


  • Starting From £250.00
   SSSTS Training delivered by World Class Instructors

   Instantly Increase your Supervision & Safety Skills

   Earn more money with the SSSTS Qualification

   No Hidden Costs; Prices include Study Materials!

   Don’t miss a day’s work – Weekend Courses Available

   Includes official CITB SSSTS training course materials

   Free resits in line with scheme rules*

    This is a 2 day training course is designed for those people who work in construction and are looking to further advance their career with this qualification and become responsible for supervision. By undertaking the SSSTS Course, candidates will be provided with the necessary understanding of the legal, health, safety, and environmental issues faced on site.

    The SSSTS Course is recognised by BUILDUK as it meets the mandatory standard for all supervisors working on BUILDUK sites.

    Upon Completion of the SSSTS Course, the candidate will receive a certificate valid for 5 years.

     Dates  Venue Duration  Price (All Inc)
     Sat 29th May

    Sun 30th May

     East London  2 Days  £250.00


     Sat 5th June

    Sun 6th June

     East London  2 Days  £250.00


     Sat 12th June

    Sun 13th June

     East London  2 Days  £250.00


     Sat 19th June

    Sun 20th June

     East London  2 Days  £250.00


     Sat 26th June

    Sun 27th June

     East London  2 Days  £250.00


     Sat 3rd July

    Sun 4th July

     East London  2 Days  £250.00


    Course Aims

    This course is suitable for supervisors and managers with responsibility for lifting operations.

    This course will give you an understanding of the appointed person’s responsibilities and how to fulfill them.

    It will also provides you with the ability to interpret and apply sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the BS 7121 Safe Use of Cranes guidelines.

    If you already hold the CPCS Code A40 Slinger/Signaller, on completion of this course you will also achieve the CPCS Code A62 Crane Supervisor qualification.

    On successful completion of the CPCS Technical tests you will receive the CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.

    Entry requirement

    You should have sufficient experience of cranes to meet the requirements specified in British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes.

    You must have passed a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test for managerial and professional persons no more than two years before the course or CPCS Test.

    You must also have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

    Teaching and Assessment

    3 Days Training – Classroom-based and Practical Training

    1 Day – CPCS Testing

    • Explain the duties and responsibilities of: an Appointed Person, a Crane Supervisor, a Crane Operator, a Slinger Signaller, a Crane Erector and maintenance personnel
    • State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, and codes of practice that relate to all types of lifting duties
    • Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts
    • State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons
    • Explain additional requirements for loads to be lifted from height
    • Describe notification, liaising and reporting procedures to statutory, authority, and utility bodies when affected by the lifting operation, i.e. works, railways, highways, airfields, etc.
    • Identify different types of cranes, and explain their lifting capabilities and limitations for given lifting operations
    • Explain maintenance, inspections, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories
    • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifts
    • Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information
    • Explain the function and use off, and use information provided by RCIs and anti-collision systems
    • Select the correct crane for specific specified lifts and utilise accessories inc: swing-aways, stingers, powered boom extensions etc. extra ballast plus duties charts, range diagrams and specification sheets
    • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications
    Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories i.e. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports, etc.
    • Calculate sling sizes and angles
    • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose
    • Specify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads
    • Identify weights and centres of gravity for different types of loads
    • Describe and demonstrate different types of communication methods for lifting purposes
    • State the need to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation
    • Identify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings
    • Identify and plan an area, with exclusion zones for different, given lifting operations incorporating safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift
    • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment
    • Construct a safe system of work by constructing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans using given information
    • Prepare and explain pre-prepared lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. crane supervisor, crane operator, slinger signaller etc.
    • Specify positioning of a crane, load and other limiting factors in relation to fixed objects
    • Evaluate and explain how environmental factors and the surrounding area, external to the lift zone, can affect the planned lifting operation


    On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.

    Next Steps

    Register and complete the NVQ level 5 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.

    Our First Aid course tutors are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals, with extensive experience in Construction and Risk Management.

    All SRP Trainers hold numerous health and safety qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety which is well above the required industry standard to ensure that the delivery of the course is to the highest standard.

    All SRP Trainers hold numerous health and safety qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety which is well above the required industry standard to ensure that the delivery of the course is to the highest standard.

    The SSSTS course Certificate is valid for 5 years and after this, candidates can undertake a 1 day refresher course to maintain the certificate for a further 5 years.

    Candidates approaching the end of the 5 years can opt to upgrade to a SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) qualification which can allow them to progress onto working as a SITE Manager.

    EM Training Solutions can also provide companies with SSSTS Training at their venue. A trainer can be sent to the company address and deliver the course if there are a minimum of 6 candidates. Please contact the office for this service.

    Is this course accredited?

    Yes, it is accredited by the CITB which stands for the Construction Industry Training Board for short.


    Are there any prerequisites for the Course?

    There are no prerequisites for the course, but all delegates are expected to already have a valid CSCS card.


    What are the hours of the course?

    The hours are 9am to 5pm for both weekend and weekday courses approximately.


    Can I come in and see you face to face as that would give me peace of mind?

    Yes, absolutely we encourage our customers to have a face to face discussion with us regarding their training course and training needs.

    This puts your mind at ease so you know you are dealing with real people and a real business that will give you the best service possible.

    It will also give you the opportunity to meet some staff members or even your trainer if they are not delivering training at the time of your visit.

    Please call us on 020 3150 1299 to discuss group bookings discounts.


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