No matter the size of your construction site, the possibilities for risks and injuries can be incredibly high. When you consider these threats, the need for site supervision becomes understandable. When you hire a construction site supervisor, you are ensuring that you’re meeting safety and legal requirements that help protect you and your workers.
While we might all hope that staff and facilities would perform their jobs effectively and safely regardless of whether they’re supervised or not, the reality is much less appealing. In a number of high profile construction site accidents, including the Piper Alpha Oil Rig Fire, a lack of supervision is a major factor. There are often other factors at play when there is a construction accident, but lack of supervision is a major issue.
Along with helping with performance, having supervisors on hand helps to ensure that your construction site is following all legal requirements. There are a variety of legal requirements and acts that set standards for supervision and the number of personnel needed to supervise. Not only do these regulations establish how many supervisors must be present, but what protocol they must follow and what safety processes must be in place.
Who And How
Depending on the construction site the supervision needs can vary greatly. As you begin to make arrangements, each contract will need to have highly specific terms that set the supervision protocol. Each project must have a risk assessment that will establish the number of supervisors needed and the standard practices they must follow. Depending on the site and work to be done, some sections may need more supervision than others. For example, a high-risk area will need more supervision than a low one and inexperienced workers will need more than experienced ones.
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