Site Supervisors Guidance
Effectively communicate with your workers, contractors and senior managers. Set clear expectations for your workers and contractors. Consider and appropriately resource safety prior to the commencement of any work.
Hold yourself and others to a high standard. Be seen to care for the safety of yourself and those on site, recognise that both positive actions and effective conversations about safety are necessary.
3. Build understanding
Develop your own knowledge, skills and experience, and those that you work with. Support senior managers to build understanding through “free and frank” reporting of performance and practices.
For more information on the three focus areas, see the guidance notes.
Where to get more information:
- The Charter Health and Safety Leadership Report
- The Charter critical risk toolbox talks have some good ideas for safety conversations.
MBIE/WorkSafe New Zealand
- WorkSafe Australia Worker Representation and Participation Guide
- Health and Safety Leadership Checklist, Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom (HSE UK)
- Leadership for the major hazard industries, HSE UK
- Leadership and worker involvement on the Olympic Park, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)
- Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card
- Leadership, Building Commitment and Partnership, The Academy of Constructing Excellence.
- Leadership, Communicate Consultants
- EMA Safety Leadership Programme: Not on our patch, Employers and Manufacturers Association
- IOSH Managing Workplace Safety, Impac
- Foundations of Safety for Managers, Impac
- Leadership in Safety, SiteSafe
- Certificate in construction Site Safety, SiteSafe
- Free training for owners, site supervisors and workers on health and safety essentials, Safe Rebuild Canterbury
- Health and safety from a Management Perspective, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce
- Contractor Management, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce