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The 2-Hour Pre-Task Meeting course is a DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) course for NYC construction workers seeking a 62-hour SST Supervisor card. In this training, you'll learn about the importance of pre-task safety meetings and how to plan and conduct them effectively.

You can complete this course 100% online to receive two hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training credit that you can apply toward your SST Supervisor card.

About the 2-Hour Pre-Task Meeting Course

SST Standards

Satisfies Training Standards for:

Site Safety Training (SST) requirements of NYC Local Law 196

Accessibility Features

Accessibility Features:

Free audio narration and Live Chat support


Approved by:

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)

Online Course


100% online course

Instant Cert


Instant digital certificate for two hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training

NYC Workers

Designed for:

NYC construction and demolition workers who need an SST Worker or Supervisor card

Who Should Take the 2-Hour Pre-Task Meeting Course?

This DOB-approved SST course is designed for New York City construction workers seeking an SST Supervisor card under Local Law 196.

Workers who require this training may include:

  • Competent Persons
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators
  • Site Safety Managers

For additional information on SST training requirements, including elective options and a list of required courses for the Supervisor SST card, see our guide to Local Law 196.

Course Details

This course introduces workers to pre-task safety meetings, including why they're important, how to plan and present them, and the role of the Competent Person in conducting them.

You'll learn how to develop an effective meeting plan that outlines potential safety hazards and engages your team members. The course also explains common mistakes to avoid and key requirements for keeping records of meetings and worker attendance.

Benefits of the 2-Hour Pre-Task Meeting Course:

  • Train at your own pace
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Provides 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive quizzes

The course takes at least two hours to complete. You must take a five-question quiz at the end of each module and pass a 20-question comprehensive final exam. The exam and all quizzes are multiple choice, and there is no penalty for failing a quiz or exam. You can retake any test until you get a passing score.

You are required to score at least 80% on each quiz and at least 70% on the final exam to receive SST course credit. Once you pass each course module quiz and the final exam, you can instantly download a digital Certificate of Completion. You must complete your training within 180 days of purchase.

This course does not provide an SST card. To get your SST Supervisor card, you need to finish 62 hours of training and provide your course certificates to a DOB-approved Site Safety Training card provider.

» Learn more about DOB course requirements for SST cards

NYC Site Safety Training courses give you the opportunity to earn IACET CEUs through our parent company Certus. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Certus offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

» See our IACET accreditation

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this training is to teach workers why pre-task safety meetings are important and when and where they should be held. This course also covers effective strategies for leading a meeting, regulatory requirements for pre-task meetings and standards for record keeping.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of pre-task meetings
  • Outline the proper presentation of a pre-task meeting
  • Summarize the administrative regulatory requirements and record-keeping standards associated with pre-task meetings

You can find an outline of all course modules below.

Course Outline

The course is divided into four modules about pre-task meetings and how to plan and execute them effectively. Each module ends with a brief quiz, and you must pass a final exam to receive your SST training credit.


The course introduction provides a brief overview of the course, including key learning objectives and facts about Site Safety Training.

Module 1: Pre-Task Meeting Basics

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Why pre-task meetings are necessary
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Competent Person
  • Key terms and context for pre-task meetings
  • The hierarchy of controls

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the necessity of pre-task meetings
  • List and define the roles of a Competent Person in pre-task meetings
  • Explain the context of pre-task meetings
  • Describe the hierarchy of controls and apply them to typical construction tasks

Module 2: Engaging Adult Learners

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Adult learning strategies
  • Setting expectations and defining objectives
  • Engaging participants
  • Demonstrating respect for learners

Learning objectives include:

  • List and explain the importance of adult learning strategies such as setting expectations, providing a meeting outline and defining objectives clearly
  • Describe how to engage learners by making eye contact, communicating clearly, inviting participation and listening to feedback
  • Explain how to recognize and respond to nonverbal feedback

Module 3: Conducting Pre-Task Meetings

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • When and where to conduct pre-task meetings
  • Components of a pre-task meeting
  • Preparing for the meeting

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe when and where to conduct a pre-task meeting
  • Identify the number of pre-task meetings required
  • List the components of a pre-task meeting

Module 4: Keeping Records and Avoiding Mistakes

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Keeping records
  • Potential human errors
  • Preparing for the pre-task meeting
  • Helpful OSHA resources

Learning objectives include:

  • List potential human errors during pre-task meetings and how to avoid them
  • Explain the record keeping required for worker attendance at pre-task meetings
  • Assemble components to prepare for a pre-task meeting
  • List OSHA resources that address workers' rights to safe workplace