Profession construction safety manager

Construction safety managers inspect, enforce and control health and safety measures at construction sites. They also manage workplace accidents and take action to make sure that safety policies are correctly implemented.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Human factors regarding safety

    The considerations and implications for human safety.

  • Construction methods

    The various techniques and methods for erecting buildings and other constructions.

  • Environmental legislation

    The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.

  • Incidents and accidents recording

    The methods to report and record incidents and accidents in the workplace.

Skills

  • Monitor construction site

    Keep an overview of what happens at the construction site at all times. Identify who is present and what stage of the construction work each crew is in.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Apply safety management

    Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

  • Supervise worker safety

    Ensure safety of site personnel; supervise correct use of protective equipment and clothing; understand and implement safety procedures.

  • Prevent work accidents

    Application of specific risk assessment measures to prevent risks and threats at work.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Advise on safety improvements

    Provide relevant recommendations following the conclusion of an investigation; ensure that recommendations are duly considered and where appropriate acted upon.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage major incidents inspect construction supplies fire prevention procedures clear accident site building materials industry follow up on safety breaches construction product regulation write specifications undertake inspections advise on construction materials check compatibility of materials work ergonomically assist with emergencies supervise staff make time-critical decisions contract law ensure conformity to specifications determine fire risks test safety strategies