What is adequate site supervision: OHS guidance for house builders

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks faced by construction workers on housing sites due to ineffective supervision from builders.
Last updated

Feb 2008

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3 pages

What it contains

To reduce or eliminate the serious workplace risks faced by construction workers on a worksite, builders must provide adequate site supervision. This supervision must comply with an employer’s Occupational Health and Safety duties. Workplaces must provide clearly delegated, competent and timely supervision on housing construction sites. This guidance note advises:

  • who needs site supervision
  • what effective site supervision involves
  • how  to provide effective supervision
  • what competent, timely and adequate supervision is
  • how to keep records about supervision

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