A two day course designed to provide on-site leadership skills in construction health and safety.

The Supervisor course is suitable for all site leaders including supervisors, foremen and leading hands.

With the Supervisor course you will:

  • Understand the links between a safety culture and profitability
  • Improve health and safety awareness of everyone working on your
    construction site
  • Earn 10 credits towards your Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • Achieve NZQA Unit Standard 21970 - Improve building or construction site safety through changed work practices, actions and attitudes - level 4, 6 NZQA credits

What The Course Covers

  • The impacts accidents have on costs and profitability
  • The supervisor's role as a coach and leader
  • Influencing, training and instructing staff
  • Management techniques for developing a safety culture
  • Establishing safety procedures
  • Identifying and eliminating the risks associated with project hazards and unsafe behaviour
  • Planning safety into projects by making safety convenient
  • Proactively managing safety and encouraging employee observation and inspection
  • Investigating accidents


  • Assignment to be completed at trainees workplace

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.

What You Will Learn

Learning Objectives

  • Management and leadership skills to lead a strong safety culture on site
  • Influencing and training skills in health and safety
  • Improve productivity and profitability
  • Help you better communicate with staff
  • Enable you to plan safety into your projects
  • Help you understand your responsibilities
  • Help you solve problems

What You'll Get at the End of the Course

  • A Gold Site Safety Card/Passport (valid for two years)
  • 16 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 10 credits towards the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • Unit Standard 21970 - Improve building or construction site safety through changed work practices, actions and attitudes - level 4, 6 NZQA credits

Your Next Learning Steps

Completing a Site Safe Passport means you'll gain 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 Certificate in Construction Site Safety.

Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options after successfully completing this course.

Check out our Training CPD Matrix to see Site Safe courses and credits at a glance.

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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