What's it like to be a Site Supervisor?
A Site Supervisor oversees and co-ordinates the daily operations of a worksite to ensure a high level of performance and compliance with health and safety guidelines. Site Supervisors typically work on worksites in the building and construction industry.
Tasks and duties
- Developing and implementing systems and procedures that enable tradespeople and employees to carry out their tasks in the most efficient way.
- Evaluating hazards, controlling risks and undertaking regular inspections of systems and equipment.
- Arranging preventative maintenance of machinery as required.
- Working closely with senior management and stakeholders to ensure a safe and efficient operation of the site.
- Maintaining accurate records.
Site Supervisors are individuals with strong leadership skills, in addition to having exceptional communication and project management skills.
It’s important for Site Supervisors to possess a detailed understanding of relevant legislation, regulations and protocols with regard to construction, building and health and safety.
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How to become a Site Supervisor
- Most Site Supervisors begin as entry-level tradespeople in the building and construction industry. It’s imperative to have your White Card, before you start to gather more experience by seeking out increasing responsibility at your worksite.
- Site Supervisors who have qualifications in management are usually highly regarded by employers. Undertake and complete management qualifications, such as an Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (CPC60212) or a Bachelor of Construction Management.