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Training Courses

SSC Ltd offer training courses to suit all aspects of the construction and civil engineering industry. Our training team are highly experienced and will ensure both employers and employees are up-to-date with current health and safety practices and are able to operate in a safe manner. In partnership with all major UK certification providers we can also create bespoke training courses to meet your specific requirements.

Courses we offer

Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff e.g. site manager.


Overview

It covers all relevant legislation affecting safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture within the workforce.

It is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all supervisors working on Build UK 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.

Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already have, supervisory responsibilities.

Overview

It is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all supervisors working on Build UK 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.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

 • Health and safety law and how it applies to supervisors

  • Your supervisory responsibilities in controlling site safely

 • Risk assessments and the need for method statements

 • Effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings

 • Monitoring site activities effectively

 • Timely intervention when bad practice is identified

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date on your certificate, otherwise the full course will need to be retaken.


New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA)

This course teaches the skills supervisors need to carry out work to the standards of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 - the legal framework for street works.

It is for new roads and street work supervisors who:

Locate underground apparatus

Set up equipment for works in the highway

Carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement

 
Course content:

You will become competent in the supervision of manual excavation and reinstatement on the highway, including:

 • Location and avoidance of underground services

 • Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding; co-ordination procedures and code of practice

 • Monitoring excavation in the highway; specifications, techniques, road types, materials

 • Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials

 • Monitoring reinstatement of non-bituminous sub-base and road-base materials

 • Monitoring laying practices and reinstatement of bituminous materials; specification and types of materials

 • Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete highways.


Fire Safety

If you are responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises then this course is for you.

Who is this course for?

All employers and employees. Anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.


Course Content

• Fire Prevention

• Principles of Combustion

• Aims of Fire Safety

• Actions on Discovering Fire

• Human Behaviour in Fire

• Fire Growth & Spread

• Fire fighting



Once trained you can:

 • Carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly

 • Tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified

 • Put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures

 • Plan for an emergency

 • Provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training


Abrasive Wheels legal and practical training

This one day course is for those operatives who will be operating abrasive wheel cutting equipment as part of their job.

Overview

It covers the legal and practical requirements for use of abrasive wheel cutting equipment. 

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate of competence in the use of abrasive wheel cutting equipment.

Health and Safety Awareness (HSA)

This course is for you if you’re considering, or already, working within the construction and civil engineering industry.

Overview

This course highlights potential hazards when working on site and provides practical advice on keeping yourself and your colleagues safe. It covers your individual and employer’s responsibilities, including what you can do if you think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk.


It is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all supervisors working on Build UK 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.

Safe use of floor saws

This course is for anyone from basic operatives to managers wishing to learn how to floor saw


Course Content:

 • Hazards

 • Regulations

 • Machine types and capabilities

 • Safety points

  • Various floor saws

 • Machine operations

 • Safe operational procedures

 • Sawing locations

 • Various materials

 • Diamond blades

JCB 360° over 10 tonnes

Our course is for anyone who uses or will be using a 360° excavator above 10 tonnes in either land-based industries or the construction industry. The course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required in order to operate the machine in a safe and confident manner.


Course Content:

 • Working in the construction industry.

 • Components of 360° excavators.

 • Models of operation.

 • Stability of the machine.

 • Accident prevention.

 • Pre-shift checks.

 • Familiarisation with instruments and controls.

 • Starting and stopping the machine.

 • Operating factors.

 • Driving on the highway and transportation.

 • Operating to produce trench 2m deep by 5m long with battered sides.

 • Operating to form a simply ditch.

 • Possible problems.

 • Operating to produce trench 1m deep by 10m long by one bucket width.

 • Operating to produce trench 1m deep by 10m long with restrictions.

 • Operating to fill a vehicle using the backactor to produce a square hole and fill vehicle.

 • Operating to produce a trench with a square manhole.

 • Advanced operation to form a ditch.

 • Advanced operation to clean a ditch.

Forward Tipping Dumper

To provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to safely operate a Forward Tipping Dumper, delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training under simulated ‘on site’ conditions.


Course Content:

• Operate the machine to a minimum standard

 • Fit and operate ancillary equipment

 • Site the machine safely and effectively

 • Know which minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures are necessary and be able to carry them out

 • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway

 • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine

 • Apply all necessary safety precautions

 • Understand how diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate


Ride-on Roller

This course is for people with limited or no experience of operating a ride-on road roller. 

You gain the CPCS trained operator card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical test at the end.

Experienced operators who need a formal qualification can do our condensed course.


 Course Content:

• All pre-start, running checks and shut down procedures

• Set roller for travel

• Awareness of on-site hazards

• Set the roller for compaction duties

• Place roller in an out of service condition

• Recognise compacted/uncompacted areas

• Conditions that may cause instability of the roller

• Safety procedures when working up to unsupported edges

• Loading and unloading procedures on/off a transporter

Telescopic Handler

Our Industrial Telescopic Material Handler course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.


Course Content:

• Controls and instruments

• Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck

• Hydraulic controls

• Weight assessment

• Handling pallets/containers/bulk pack (dependent on use of truck)

• Driving on/off ramps and inclines

• Loading and unloading

Counter Balance FLT

Our Counterbalance Lift Truck (often referred to as a forklift) operator training course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.


Course Content:

• Lift truck controls and instruments

• Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck

• Operation of hydraulic controls

• On/off ramp driving

• Vehicle loading and unloading

• Stacking and destacking

• Lift truck stability

• The operators’ safety code

Reach Truck

The RTITB Reach Truck Operator training course will give you the skills to operate a reach truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall the causes of truck and load instability.


Course Content:

• Lift truck controls and instruments

• Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck

• Operation of hydraulic controls

• Battery care

• Weight assessment

• Handling laden and unladen pallets

• Driving on/off ramps and inclines

• Stacking and destacking

• The operators’ safety code

Sideloader

The Sideloader operator training course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection and recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.


Course Content:

• Controls and instruments

• Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck

• Operation of hydraulic controls

• Battery care and maintenance

• Refuelling the machine

• Recharging LPG cylinders

• Load handling and operation in confined areas

• Weight assessment

• Industrial racking loading and unloading

Pedestrian Pallet Truck

Pedestrian Operated Trucks, often referred to as Pedop, POET or stacker, course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection and recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.


Course Content:

• Controls and instruments

• Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck

• Battery care and maintenance

• Weight assessment

• Vehicle loading/unloading from a loading dock environment

• Bulk and industrial pallet racking (dependent on truck type)

Rough Terrain FLT

We offer two Rough Terrain truck courses: Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler (often referred to as a Rough Terrain Telehandler) and Rough Terrain Masted truck (often referred to as a Rough Terrain Forklift). In order to operate both machine types, you must complete both training courses.


Course Content:

• Controls and Instruments

• Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck

• Handling pallets, containers and bulk packs

• Driving on/off ramps and inclines

• Principles of operating on rough terrain

• Loading/unloading and stacking/destacking

• Free standing and in-racking procedures

Vehicle banksman/Traffic marshaller

Traffic Marshal / Vehicle Banksman training is designed to support organisations in meeting their legal safety obligations and reduce the risk of costly accidents when carrying out common but dangerous reversing manoeuvres on site.


 Course content:

• Traffic management / routes

• Identification of potential hazards

• Risk management

• The role of the Traffic Marshal / Banksman

• Safe passage and reversing of vehicles within a site

• Issues arising from reversing vehicles

• Safeguarding pedestrians

• HSE hand signals

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Training Course

This COSHH training course is designed to give workers knowledge of the health risks surrounding work with hazardous substances, including how to undertake a COSHH assessment by identifying the risks and the control measures needed, and ensure that they understand how to work safely with hazardous substances. 


Course content

• Why hazardous substances are an issue and examples of incidents involving hazardous substances along with their concequences

• The forms that hazardous substances can take

• The four ways that hazardous substances can enter the body in order to cause harm

• The harmful effects that hazardous substances can have

• Acute and chronic effects that hazardous substances can cause

• Identifying hazardous substances

• The key legal requirements under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations

Manual Handling

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place. 


Course content:

• Anatomy of the spine

• Causes of back pain

• Returning back to work

• Manual handling laws and guidance

• Principles of safer manual handling

• Unsafe systems of work

• Manual handling Risk Assessment

• Demonstrations and practice

• Practical Evaluations

Working at Height

This Working at Height course is designed as an introduction to this key site safety topic - whether you work in Building and Construction, or are involved in any kind of installation or maintenance that requires you to work at a height.


Course content:

• What working at height is and examples of accidents that resulted from work at height

• Key legislation associated with those that work at height or manage people that work at height

• Working at height risk assessment

• Key hazards 

• The best way of controlling the risk

• Common issues and good practice when using access equipment

• Mobile towers

• Mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs)


Workplace Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are vital to protect your workers and your business. Helping you to focus on the risks that really matter, our risk assessment course will provide candidates with all the skills you need to comply with the law.


Course Content:

• An introduction to risk assessment

• Legal requirements

• Hazards

• Risks

• Objectives of risk assessments

• The five stages of risk assessment

• Practical exercises.