Training and Supervising Workers (Webinar)

The fully online Training and Supervising Workers course is designed to provide the construction industry with competent managers, supervisors and trainers who understand the impacts of gaps in competence on worker health and safety, can effectively identify training and supervision needs, can meet those needs in a variety of settings and proactively develop a sound health and safety culture in the workplace.

Target audience

This course is suitable for all:

  • Entry level forepersons, onsite supervisors and operations managers in the construction industry, or those who are experienced if they have learnt on the job and would benefit from having a framework put around their knowledge, skill and experience.
  • Construction workers who have responsibilities for training, supervision and monitoring of workers (including informally, e.g., mentoring, facilitating toolbox talks, etc.), competence assessments, SSSP/risk management documentation, developing training policies, procedures and programmes (whether formal or informal).
  • The course content is not directly relevant to non-operational managers, administrators or non-construction personnel.

These descriptors do not exclude other learners from being accepted; however, the course design and level of content matches best the learners described above.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the main principles of a risk management-based approach to training and supervising workers.
  • Analyse incidents involving gaps in competence by applying key provisions of the HSWA 2015
  • Communicate the need for improving health and safety and supervision and training in the construction industry.
  • Identify a worker’s training and supervision needs by following risk management-based principles.
  • Manage and assign supervision on-site using standard industry processes.
  • Design training opportunities based on assessments of worker competence.

How you will be assessed

You will need to complete and submit a take home assignment within 3 months of attending the course.

What the course covers

  • The development of three core principles for describing the role of training and supervision in H&S
  • The need for developing sound training and supervision oversight and management based on:
    • the impact of worker ‘gaps in competence’ and lack of training and supervision on:
      • worker H&S in terms of fatalities.
      • individuals and PCBUs (introduction of term ‘competence management’) as victims and through enforcement of HSWA 2015.
    • wider benefits (beyond physical H&S) to workers and to businesses, particularly in regard to levels of stress, workload and profitability.
  • Risk management-based principles for managing competence and providing training and supervision.
  • Demonstration and practice activities based on the key principles of risk management:
    • Identifying and assessing risk by identifying training and supervision needs.
    • Controlling risk by providing training and supervision.
    • Monitoring and reviewing the provision of training and supervision.
  • Learner reflection on course content in light of their own personal and company contexts.

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the Construction industry, to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

Language and technology requirements

To complete this course successfully, learners must be able to read and understand conversational English. If you are not comfortable with English comprehension, we recommend attending a classroom course at a Site Safe training centre. Please contact us if you need assistance in choosing the right course for you.

Please use your own individual email address and device. Sharing email addresses and devices will negatively impact your ability to complete course requirements and the administration of your course.

While Android and iOS are acceptable, we cannot guarantee you will receive the best performance. Use of mobile phones is not recommended as you are required to view presentations throughout the webinar.

What you'll get at the end of the course

  • A Site Safety Card valid for two years
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 7 credits towards the Health and Safety in Construction Programme
  • A downloadable and printable E-certificate to celebrate your achievement

Next learning steps

Completing a Site Safe Passport means learners gain/renew their site access for the next two years. 

When it's time to renew your site access you don't need to complete the same course again, expand your Health and Safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you. Your site access will automatically renew and you'll earn extra credits towards your Health and Safety in Construction Programme.


Please note: If you are attending a 1-or 2-day Site Safe course then you need to bring with you a form of identification that can be verified (travel passport, birth certificate or residency certificate). This is required by NZQA and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Book your seat on the next course today, or contact us for more information.

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