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Do you get a card with SSSTS?

Yes, upon successful completion of the Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course, participants generally receive a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.

This is a paper certificate rather than a card.

This certificate serves as proof of your understanding and compliance with health and safety regulations as a site supervisor.

For a physical card that is widely recognised within the UK construction industry, individuals might consider applying for the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. A CSCS card provides proof that you are trained and qualified for the job you do on the construction site, and many construction projects in the UK require workers to hold a valid CSCS card. For supervisory roles, you can apply for a CSCS Supervisory Card, which may require additional qualifications alongside your SSSTS certification.

Before applying for any card or certificate, ensure you understand the specific requirements and qualifications needed for your role on the construction site.

Is Sssts a CSCS card?

No, the SSSTS (Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme) is not a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. They are related to health and safety in the construction industry but serve different purposes:

  • SSSTS: This is a training course specifically designed for those with supervisory responsibilities on a construction site. The course provides information about risk assessments, health and safety laws, and various other aspects necessary for supervisors to ensure safety on construction sites. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate, not a card.
  • CSCS Card: This is a card scheme that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. There are different types of CSCS cards, each tailored to different occupational roles and levels of responsibility, including a card for supervisors.

While the SSSTS course is not a CSCS card, having an SSSTS certification might be a requirement for obtaining a CSCS Supervisory Card. It’s crucial to check the specific requirements for the type of CSCS card you need for your role on a construction site.

Can I get a gold card with Sssts?

The Gold Supervisor CSCS Card specifically is usually obtained by those who have achieved a level 3 or 4 supervisory qualification in a construction-related subject. The SSSTS (Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme) is a two-day course and doesn’t equate to a level 3 or 4 qualification, so it is not directly eligible for a Gold CSCS Card.

For the Gold Supervisor CSCS Card, you might need a different qualification such as an NVQ or SVQ level 3 or 4 in a construction-related field. It is always a good idea to check the most current requirements on the CSCS official website or contact them directly to understand the exact qualifications needed for the Gold Supervisor CSCS Card.

However, the SSSTS is still incredibly valuable and respected as it provides essential training for supervisory roles, ensuring that supervisors have a sound understanding of their health and safety responsibilities. It’s also a common requirement for many employers in the UK construction industry for supervisory roles.

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