Safety supervision: Supervising workers with specialist knowledge or skills

How to effectively supervise workers with specialist knowledge or skills.


What it contains

Safety supervision is a legal responsibility under occupational health and safety laws. It is fundamental to making sure workers are not injured or killed during maintenance and non-production tasks. This document outlines the role of workplaces in ensuring workers are safely supervised. It explains:

  • what good safety supervision means
  • how to effectively supervise workers
  • the importance of communication
  • the importance of identifying workplace hazards
  • the importance of record keeping
  • the importance of risk control measures