Last edited 12 Jul 2018

Site foreman

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[edit] Introduction

The site foreman (also sometimes known as construction foreman) is a key member of the contractor team, responsible for organising construction works on site. They perform a pivotal role in the success of a project. One of the most important facets of the job is to ensure the health and safety of all personnel on the site.

Typically, the foreman is an experienced construction worker.

[edit] Key duties

The site foreman will undertake a range of duties:

[edit] Skills and experience

A site foreman will require:

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets.
  • Good communication and team working skills.
  • The ability to build relationships across a wide range of professionals.
  • An thorough understanding of the Building Regulations.
  • An understanding of health and safety and first aid.
  • An appropriate Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card.
  • Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme (SSTS) or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification.

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