An on-site supervisor is responsible for overseeing projects and supervising the construction team. These personnel are highly knowledgeable about building codes and regulations, are able to manage a construction team, and organise any resources used on site.
Thinking of becoming or hiring personnel to supervise on-site staff? Here’s everything you need to know:
As a supervisor, it is your responsibility to assess safety hazards and determine the likelihood of accidents. You will be required to conduct regular inspections of the site to look for potential future hazards, as well as fixing any current problems. It is your duty to raise any issues with the correct authorities.
Every worker on your site must have a clear understanding of the site rules and how to work safely. Be certain to set out an induction before anyone goes onto the site, and continue to coach and guide your workers throughout the project.
On-site supervisors must know how many workers are present any time and are responsible for their health and safety. You must ensure that all safety procedures are followed and that everyone knows what to do in an emergency. It is also necessary that you are able to perform emergency first aid at work, and will need to acquire a ‘first aid at work’ certificate.
The health and safety of your workers is your main responsibility. However, it is also up to you to manage, motivate and discipline your staff. You will also be asked to mentor certain members of your team, hence why industry experience is crucial for the on-site supervisor role. Part of the role also involves ordering materials, scheduling equipment maintenance and training employees.
It is important to ensure that your site is following regulations to prevent any legal issues and ensure the safety of all staff. Even small construction sites need someone to manage tasks and ensure the smooth running of operations. In the event of misconduct, understaffing, or faulty building materials, it is vital that a member of staff is able to organise a solution.
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