Last edited 18 Apr 2016

Site foreman

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[edit] Introduction

The site foreman is a key member of the contractor team, responsible for organising construction on site. They perform a pivotal role in the success of a project.

Typically the foreman is an experienced construction worker, often specialising in a particular trade. One of the most important facets of the job is to ensure the health and safety of all personnel on the site.

[edit] Key duties

The site foreman will often undertake the following duties:

[edit] Skills and experience

A site foreman will require skills and experience including:

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Good communication and team working skills.
  • Ability to build relationships across a wide range of professional levels.
  • Understanding of the Building Regulations.
  • First Aid certificates.
  • Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) holder.
  • Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme (SSTS) or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).

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