Site Supervisors, Forepersons, and Union Business Managers
Positive role models are essential to empower others. This training serves the power trio – arguably the most influential and vital leaders in the construction industry because they are directly responsible for keeping all the crew members safe and productive on the worksite. The Site Supervisors assess and manage safety hazards and so are intrinsically important to the Builders Code belief that behaviour on the site can be as hazardous as physical risk. The Site Supervisor works closely with the Foreperson, who is responsible for organizing the work and directs, supervises, and troubleshoots common issues that arise. And finally, the Union Business Manager is the go-to person for any union members seeking help with a worksite issue.
It’s fundamental that these important leaders, who work directly with the crew and are directly responsible for their health, safety, and productivity, learn tactics and strategies to confidently manage situations when they arise, and know how to recognize and respond to subtle dynamics before they develop.
Objectives of the training:
- Build an understanding of the positive outcomes of retention, safety, risk reduction, and productivity that is achieved through implementing the Builders Code approach and creating an Acceptable Worksite culture.
- Build awareness across the construction workforce to lead the evolution of the worksite culture to one that is free from unacceptable conduct (hazing, harassment, bullying, and discrimination) to one that is welcoming, supportive, and productive for all workers.
- Facilitate the “unlearning” of attitudinal biases, stereotypes, and inequitable or hostile conduct and practices that create barriers for the success and wellbeing of all workers and companies in the construction trades.
- Develop the specific knowledge and skills across the workforce for all workers to confidently and effectively identify and address incidents of bias, exclusion, harassment, hazing, and bullying on the work site.
- Motivate all employees to accept their role and responsibility for maintaining a healthy worksite culture, and inspire those persons who could be site role models or leads to support colleagues from other demographic groups, as well as to monitor and hold others accountable for behaviour that is not acceptable.