On Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th July we organised for a Balfour Beatty trainer to visit the Lewisham Gateway project to deliver the 2-day CITB accredited Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course. The course is aimed to upskill people in the construction industry who are considering or carry out supervisory responsibilities.
The course covered a range of topics including:
- Health and safety law
- Responsibilities to control site safety
- Risk assessments and method statements
- Site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
- Monitoring site activities
- Intervention when bad practice is identified
Spaces on the course were offered first to Lewisham residents working on the project and were then opened to those in the local borough who would benefit from the training. Course details were sent to a variety of organisations to determine interest, and we received lots of interest with responses from Barnardo’s YouthBuild, Women into Construction, and the Lewisham employment advice service putting forward candidates.
11 attendees completed the course, all of whom passed the test to gain the certificate and achieve the accreditation.
We received feedback from the attendees with one saying: ‘I would like to thank you all for being so welcoming. I found the course very helpful and have gained a lot of knowledge in the past two days. Lee is an amazing trainer and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being on the course. Thank you so much all the best.’