SSSP Agreement

Site Safe's Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP) has undergone a significant upgrade and this new edition was launched on 4 April 2016 to ensure Site Safe's members and other industry stakeholders could be confident that their site-specific record keeping meets the requirements under the new legislation. Representatives from industry were consulted throughout the upgrade project.

A Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSP) is a communication tool that forms a critical part of the agreement. The plan is developed by subcontractors and main contractors to make sure that relevant site information is regularly updated and safety is monitored.

The SSSP records the basic health and safety actions that companies need to
undertake, such as:
  • identifying and managing hazards
  • reporting accidents and incidents
  • training or supervising employees
  • preparing for emergencies – first aid and rescue plans
  • providing opportunities for employees to be involved in safety procedures.

The Agreement 

Whilst the SSSP is made up of a number of forms, the most important document is the agreement itself, and it's this part that must be completed first. The agreement will determine which supporting documentation is required on that particular project.

Must do's 

Both PCBUs must read the agreement to ensure it forms an accurate plan for
the scope of work to be undertaken.

  • The agreement must be fully completed before any work starts on the site.
  • All questions must be answered.
  • Both parties must sign off the agreement for it to be valid.
  • A representative of PCBU 1 must sign the approval when all of the documents are correctly completed.


  • PCBU = a person conducting a business or undertaking; principal or main contractor.
  • PCBU 1 = principal or main contractor.
  • PCBU 2 = subcontractor.

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