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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
  • Mmonitoring site activities effectively
  •  Ttimely 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

  • Aims of Fire Safety
  • Principles of Combustion
  • Fire Prevention
  • 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.


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