Major Contractor Deadline Approaches for Site Supervisor Training

Major Contractor Deadline Approaches for Site Supervisor Training

  • Date: Tuesday 1st September 2009

The deadline for all Site Supervisors to attend and achieve the ConstructionSkills Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme qualification is fast approaching.  The ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy comes into force on January 1st 2010 and will have serious implications for those supervisors not qualified.

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG), which represents some of the UK’s largest construction companies, announced back in 2008 that following a review identifying Supervisors Health and Safety training as an operational priority, all Supervisors on their sites must attend the ConstructionSkills Supervisors Safety Training Scheme as part of their commitment to health and safety training.

Over the last two years the UKCG have actively encouraged Site Supervisors to get themselves trained on the course by 2010.  As of the 1st of January 2010, the UKCG will implement a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy for those without the qualification.  This further builds on the UKCG’s zero tolerance policy on working on sites without a valid CSCS card which was brought into force in 2007.   Not holding the qualification may impact dramatically on subcontractors, particularly as this may result in removal from the preferred suppliers list.

The Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme is part of the Site Safety Plus Scheme, which has been designed by ConstructionSkills to give delegates an introduction the health, safety and environmental issues and legislations that applies specifically to them and their work activities. Site Supervisors are actively encouraged to attend the course before the January deadline so as to avoid on-site problems.  For more information on either the course or place availability between now and the end of the year, contact our administration team on 08700 43 47 43 or email

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