Award in Site Supervisor Safety Training

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from £199
09:30 – 17:30
2 Days
Minimum Age
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Course Date
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Dean Training, Rays House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7XP, GB15/05/2021 On the Day Price £218
Online Price £199
Course Overview

This two-day course approved by CITB and is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites and provides an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues. It highlights legal responsibilities and the need to promote health and safety to supervise effectively is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.

Course Details

The course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities 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.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the problems of the industry
  • have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured and how it applies to supervisors
  • identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely
  • carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
  • carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • be able to monitor site activities effectively
  • understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified

The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.
Course attendance Delegates are required to attend both sessions, since without full attendance and achievement in the examination the Construction Site Supervisors’ Safety Certificate cannot be made.
Delegates must attend the days in order. Delegates unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. certificated sickness) will need to enrol onto a new course in order to maintain continuity of learning outcomes and attend both days again.

Career Impact

This course is an ideal foundation for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities for junior management, and upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

Entrance Requirement
You must provide:
  • Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.


  • One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Group A
  • If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.
  • Signed valid passport of any other nationality.
  • Driving licence photocard if it was issued by the DVLA in Great Britain. We will not accept the photocard on its own if it was issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Driving licence photocard and its paper counterpart issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
  • UK biometric residence permit card
Group B (Address & Identity)
  • Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
  • Current UK driving licence - paper version (not the paper counterpart to a photocard).
  • P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
  • P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
  • Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
  • Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. NOTE: You can only submit one utility bill in support of your SIA application.
  • Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
  • Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
  • A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
  • Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
Group B (Identity Only)
  • Driving licence photocard (without a paper counterpart) issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Valid EU photo card.
  • Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
  • Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK adoption certificate

Who is Site Supervisor Safety Training For?
Site supervisor safety training is designed for those who have a supervisory role within the construction industry – including team leaders, foremen, first line managers and others. This training is designed to make sure that these supervisors have an understanding of the key health and safety issues that are relevant to their role. The course ensures that the supervisor knows their legal duties, such as they can ensure a safe working environment for all employees.

What Does the Training Cover?
Site supervisor safety training covers a lot of important subjects in regards to health and safety. The training includes information about the problems inherent in the construction industry and the biggest hazards that workers face. It also covers the way that health and safety law is structured and the way it applies to the roles of supervisors.
The site supervisor safety training will cover risk assessments and how to carry them out, as well as how to complete site inductions, method statement briefings and toolbox talks. During the site supervisor safety training, supervisors will also learn strategies for monitoring site activities effectively and how to intervene in a timely way when an unsafe practice has been identified.

What are the Responsibilities of a Supervisor?
When it comes to site supervisor safety, you have a number of responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of your employees. This includes providing safe equipment and gear for your employees to use while on the job, as well as establishing safe working practices for handling, storing, transporting and using any hazardous substances.
It is also your responsibility to ensure that the workplace is clean and well maintained, so that passageways and stairs are never obstructed. You will also need to ensure that your employees have adequate welfare and toilet facilities.
As a supervisor, you also have the responsibility to monitor the workplace to ensure that health and safety procedures are being carried out correctly – enforcing these standards when they are not being met. You might also need to make sure that all employees understand the health and safety policies, including making arrangements for employees that might not speak English very well or cannot read.
The full responsibilities involved in site supervisor safety will be outlined in your health and safety training course.

What is a Risk Assessment?
A risk assessment is one of the most important aspects of health and safety in the workplace. A risk assessment involves taking a thorough look at the workplace and work practices in order to establish the potential hazards that workers might be subjected to.
The first step to a risk assessment is to identify the hazards and to decide who might be harmed by them and in what way. The next step will be to evaluate the potential risks and decide the best procedures and practices for preventing them. It is also important to record the findings of this assessment and implement them.
Of course, the risk assessment isn’t just a one-time thing that can be done and then forgotten about. The health and safety procedures that have been established need to be followed and they should be reviewed frequently and updated if necessary.

Why Do Accidents Need to Be Recorded?
If there is an accident in our workplace, it is crucial that you report exactly what happened in an official and approved way. This is true even if the accident was a “near miss” and no one was hurt.

Why is this so important?
One of the reasons is because this information could help to improve the safety of the workplace so that the accident doesn’t happen again. Also, if injuries are not apparent in the moment but they develop later, having a record of the incident is crucial from a legal perspective. It is also required by law to follow the correct health and safety procedure of reporting accidents.

What are the Benefits of Health and Safety Training for Supervisors?
There are a number of benefits to site supervisor safety training, such as:

  • It will reduce the number of accidents in the workplace, therefore cutting down on sick time, delays and costly and time consuming legal procedures.
  • It is a moral responsibility, to protect the health and welfare of your valuable employees.
  • It will ensure that you are complying with the legal regulations for the industry, to avoid heavy fines and suspensions.
  • Workplace accidents have a negative effect on your company’s reputation, which will make other contractors and clients hesitant to work with you and also make it difficult to recruit staff.
  • Accidents often damage materials and equipment, which can be costly and time consuming to repair.


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